Adas Polo is a delicious vegan meal that preserves perfectly the taste of Persian cuisine. Sweet, fragranced and filling, it can make a great lunch or dinner. Our secret: mix a few more dates in the rice – it will boost the flavour of the rice and give extra-sweetness to the mix. Enjoy!
- Dice the onion.
- Cook the lentils until slightly tender.
- In a large pan, sauté the diced onions until golden.
- Add the raisins, stir and then add a pinch of salt and the cinnamon. Keep stirring.
- Add the lentils to the pan.
- Par-boil the rice.
- In a non-stick pot, add 2 tbsp of canola oil, 2 tbsp of brewed saffron and ½ cup of water. Stir well and add a few tbsp of rice.
- Add 1/3 of lentil and raisins mixture, plus 1½ tsp of Advieh.
- Repeat the previous step until you finish layering the rice and the lentil/raisins mix.
- Top off with one last layer of white rice.
- With a spoon, make a few holes in the rice layer, then cover and cook for 10 minutes. Set the temperature high.
- After 10 minutes, add the dates on top of the rice.
- In a cup, mix 2 tbsp of canola oil, 2 tbsp of brewed saffron and ¼ cup of water then pour it over the rice.
- Cover the lid of the pot in a towel, place it on the pot and leave to cook on the lowest setting for at least another hour.
1 kg lamb or beef
1 cup yellow split peas
1 large onion
2 large potatoes
2-3 tbsp tomato paste
4 dried limes
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp rosewater
Salt and pepper
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