This dish is utterly divine. It is indulgent and sociable. Subtle in deliciousness due to the delicate spices used and none are so overpowering that it allows you to taste each spice individually. The rice becomes patchily stained by the juice of the sour cherries and the tadig (crust at the bottom of the pot) is fragrant and has a syrupy sweetness about it from the saffron and yoghurt. My husband tells me he can’t get enough of this meal and that the meatballs, that are delicately flavoured with turmeric, are like sweets!
After nearly falling in the canal on my run and straining my calf muscle I needed some really quick and yummy comfort food.
It was a Saturday afternoon and I had been feeling poorly. It must have been 1990 (I remember, as this was when Stars in their eyes first appeared on our TV screens). My dad and I were sat on our blue velour sofa
Lubia polo is my best friends favourite Iranian dish & I always cook it for her when she comes to stay with us as a treat….
These things are the reasons that so many people misunderstand rice and see it as just a filler ‘the side’ the ‘support act’….