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Baghali Ghatogh – Delicious Gilan by Niu Pahlavan

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Baghali Ghatogh by Niu Pahlavan

Delicious Gilan

The Caspian Sea in the North of Iran is surrounded by majestic provinces. Gilan province is one of them which is a dazzling combination of cultural diversity, local cuisine, tourism attractions, and creativity of art and gourmet dishes. Savory and ambrosial dishes make me passionate about Persian cooking stories. Sometimes listening to grandma’s narratives are like a discovery in history which my Maman Molouk told all the time. Maman Molouk was born in Shalkuh Village which located in Gilan province. She heard many stories from her parents which they heard from their grandparents in a long loop, and eventually, I have heard the wonderful story about the history of Gilan province cuisine. It was summertime and I went to Maman Molouk's house, she brought the samovar on the table and poured tea with sugar, she always did that for each guest, then started telling her story: Many years ago, Gilan was in the war and people experienced several attacks in a different way. In one of them that caused crisis in the cities and countryside, local people lost their meat products and they faced severe restrictions to provide food. It seemed they no longer had an ingredient to cook, so they start to create vegetarian food like, Baghali Ghatogh, Kashke Bademjan, and Mirza Ghasemi. Nowadays these foods are in the list of popular recipes in Iran and some parts of the world that I have decided to explain how to cook Baghali Ghatogh with Maman Molouk recipe.

Ingredients for 2 People

Fava/ Broad Beans 200gr
Butter 50gr
Fresh Dill / Dry Dill 2 spoon/ 1 spoon
Garlic 2 clove
Eggs 2
Salt, Turmeric, Black Pepper


1. Soak the beans for 8hr and then peel them.
2. Grate garlics, and sauté with butter, dill, and turmeric
3. Add and sauté beans
4. Pour water on it cover all ingredients
5. Cover the pan with its lid and leave it till beans are cooked
6. Add eggs
7. Add salt and pepper and wait for 10 mins
• You can add 1 teaspoon verjuice or vinegar
• Serve it with Persian rice

by Niu Pahlavan

Author: Admin