This festive, colorful Persian dish is a worthy candidate for your seder table. You prepare most of the elements in advance, but assemble and cook them on the eve of the holiday.
For some Persian Jewish families, Pesach is not Pesach without baghali polo − and it’s certainly not a holiday. Baghali polo is a festive layered dish that is flipped onto a large brass platter and served as a main course at the Passover seder. Each layer is briefly cooked on its own before being added to the rest. Once assembled, the dish is cooked for a long time in a small amount of liquid, which steams the ingredients, producing tender and juicy results while preserving the unique character of each layer.