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Persian Broad Beans with Eggs – Baghali Ghatogh

Broad beans (or fava beans) have a long relation with the inhabitants of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. They are being cultivated for 8000 years and have left their mark in epidemiology and politics as well – they were used as votes in Ancient Greece. A small percentage of the population in the area do not take broad beans well and this is somehow related to the resistance against endemic malaria. So consuming broad beans was not always without risk. Right now it is their season and our garden is full of them. So we decided to try out this dish, that an Iranian friend used to cook for us some years ago. We didn’t have the recipe, so we did some research and several trials. It is a quick and easy recipe, given that you’ve already podded and shelled your broad beans, because that takes time. A lot of time actually… To shell your podded beans, put them in a saucepan, cover them with water and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Then drain …