Monday, 21 January 2013

Broad bean surprise (Baghali Ghatogh)

It's a cold Winter's day.  It seems like it will rain all day and I fancy a warm meal to eat with a chunky piece of bread!  Such days call out for pulses.  This is a traditional, northern Iranian dish which my aunt perfected and which she taught me last time she was in Nottingham.  It's quite simple, and doesn't need many ingredients... and here's the recipe.

2 cups broad beans (fresh or dried)
2 tablespoons Dill (fresh or dried)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
3 garlic cloves
2 medium eggs
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Salt & pepper


Chop the garlic finely and fry in a pan.  Add the broad beans and fry for 5-7 minutes then add the chopped parsley, turmeric, pepper and dill.  Fry for a few minutes. Add the water and reduce down by half.  Add eggs without stirring and allow to cook before mixing in.

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