Baghali Polow ba Mahiche is one of the most popular dishes in Iran, and is usually served at parties such as wedding ceremonies. The combination of rice with dills and broad beans is called Baghali Polow, and the fork tender lamb shanks which is served beside the rice is called Mahiche. These two parts served together make a sublime taste.
The origin of this food dates back to Safavid dynasty that ruled Iran from 1501 to 1722, and the kings were served with rice and lamb shanks. Nowadays it is a frequent dish among Iranian families, but still served and treated like a king’s food.
For this recipe I suggest using lamb, but you can use lamb neck or ribs instead of shanks depending on your taste. The most important thing is that the meat should have bones with it. Yes! it does have an effect on the taste of the meat. Also, I suggest using fresh broad beans as it really counts for having a fresh and delicious rice.