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Baghala Polo with Shanks Recipe

Baghala Polo with Shanks

Red Meat

Total Time : Serves 8

HOW TO PREPARE Baghala Polo with Shanks Recipe

In a large pot; heat vegetable oil and fry onion slices for 2-3 minutes or until yellow color. Add lamb shanks and stir for 4 minutes or until shanks are changed in color.

Add water, salt and saffron and bring to boil. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 2 hours or until shanks are cooked.

Meanwhile, place another large pot and boil the water of the rice, add the rice and simmer for 5 minutes then add the dill and the broad beans and stir gently and simmer again for 15 seconds. Remove from heat and drain in a strainer.

Pour the melted butter over the cleaned large pot and place the prepared rice over; Combine the vegetable oil with the dissolved MAGGI Chicken Stock cubes together in a small bowl and pour them all over the rice.

Cover the pot firmly with aluminum foil and the pot lid on top and place over a low heat for 45 minutes or until rice is completely cooked.

Serve the rice in a large platter and the shanks on top.

Nutritional Information For Baghala Polo with Shanks Recipe

Per Portion of 300g

Energy : 613.00 Kcal
Protein : 32.00 g
Carbohydrate : 63.00 g
Fats : 25.00 g

Your Grocery List

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion or 200 g, sliced
  • 1½ kg lamb shanks, with bones
  • 10 cups water or 2½ liters
  • Pinch of salt, to taste
  • Pinch of ground saffron
  • For the rice:

  • 10 cups water or 2½ liters
  • 2½ cups basmati rice or 500 g, soaked for 1 hour and drained
  • 3 cups fresh dill or 225 g, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen broad beans or 320 g, thawed, peeled and split
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Stock Bouillon Cube, dissolved in ½ cup or 125ml hot water


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