Havij Polo is more than just a delicious Persian rice dish. Instead, it’s an experience and a destination, like a stamp at the end of an exotic trip! This dish is a journey of color and taste! Today, thanks to the internet, we are fortunate to be able to taste different regional and national dishes at home.
Havij Polo is at the top of the top 5 list of Persian rice dishes for all Iranian and foreigners.
What makes this dish so distinctive is the delicate combination of simplicity and ingredients that is useful for very flavorful, slightly sweet, and aromatic dishes.
Here, we combined lightly fried carrots with fragrant candied oranges and tossed the blooming saffron. The result is, well, trivial. Colorful and lively dishes should be a visual and gastronomic hit on your spreads!
Of course, each region creates its variation of this dish by adding flavors such as cinnamon, cumin, rose petals, and rose water. Adding a few raisins and dates to this dish is also common.
This is an excellent example of Persian cuisine that can be easily customized to suit your taste and taste. For example, chicken can be replaced with steamed lamb or beef. If you want to reduce the amount of animal food in your diet, consider this sunny fried egg dish.
Very non-traditional, but one of my favorite dishes is this roasted tofu dish! Tofu with warm spices such as cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, and red pepper mixed with a small amount of salt and oil and roast in the oven to create the perfect flavored plant-based protein!
Glue your eyes to the screen until we highlight more about the ingredients and recipe for making this excellent yummy Havij Polo at home. Don’t forget to share the recipe with your dear and near ones.
Persian Carrot Rice Ingredients
- Saffron 1/2 teaspoon
- 1 Navel orange peeled
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- One large onion, thinly sliced
- One teaspoon turmeric, ground
- One teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, ground
- Four pieces of chicken thighs and breasts, with bone-in and skin-on, preferred
- 1 cup water, more as needed
- Three tablespoons of saffron water
- Carrots are the main ingredient. Take four medium carrots, and cut them into matchsticks.
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
- Three tablespoons of saffron water
- Take 2 cups of white basmati rice, soak for 1 hour, and rinse
- Two tablespoons of salt for parboiling rice will be rinsed out
- Two tablespoons of neutral oil
- Two tablespoons of saffron water
- 1/4 cup slivered or chopped pistachios to garnish
A Step-by-Step Guide On How to Make Havij Polo
Step 1: Saffron. Use a smooth mortar and pestle, grind the saffron threads into a fine ground, add hot water, stir and set aside.
Step 2: Orange. Score the navel orange into quarters with a paring knife, approximately 1/8 inch deep. Peel the orange and remove as much of the pith as possible. Thinly slice the orange peel into matchsticks.
Step 3: Place the orange peel in a small saucepan with water and sugar, stir and bring to a gentle boil. Boil over medium heat for 15 minutes without a lid, or until water and sugar boil to a small amount of syrup. Set aside. chicken
Step 4: In a large and heavy saucepan, fry the onions in 2 tablespoons of oil over medium to high heat for about 10 minutes. Add turmeric, salt, and pepper and fry for another 2 minutes.
Step 5: Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining one tablespoon of oil to the same frying pan and bake the chicken on medium to high heat for 5 minutes on both sides. Return the onions to the pan, add 1 cup of water and mix well.
Step 6: Cover and cook the chicken over low heat for 75-90 minutes until the chicken is completely tender. Turn the chicken about halfway and check the liquid level. If necessary, add a small amount of water during cooking. However, be careful not to make the finished dish watery.
Step 7: Add three tablespoons of saffron water and stir once the chicken is cooked. Cook for 5 minutes and remove from stove. carrot
Step 8: Heat over medium heat, fry carrots in ghee for about 5 minutes, add orange peel, syrup, and three tablespoons of saffron water, and cook for another 1 minute. Please remove it from the stove and set it aside. cooked rice
Step 9: Choose a saucepan with a large and heavy bottom, cover, and bring 8 cups of water and salt to a boil. When the rice is cooked, add the rinsed rice and cook over high heat for about 6-8 minutes without the lid, or until the rice is a little soft.
Step 10: Drain the rice with a colander, rinse it with lukewarm water, and set it aside while preparing the pot for the next cooking step. Add two tablespoons of oil to a coated saucepan. In a small bowl, gently mix 1 cup of lightly cooked rice and two tablespoons of saffron water and spread evenly.
Do not miss another Persian food with carrots: Khoresht Havij Recipe; Make a Tasty Carrot Stew!
It is not as difficult as you initially thought it would be. Havij Polo is a fantastic dish everyone loves in Iran, and it has even shown a significant demand outside the boundaries of Iran.
What do you think? Would you like to try making Havij Polo for the first time at home and enjoy the taste of great Iranian foods away from Iran?