Duck Eggs + Fava Bean Braise

Baqala Qataq

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Around the Caspian they refer to a braise as “qataq” instead of “khoresh,” which is what a braise is called in other regions of Iran. Around the Caspian they have long delicate, white fava beans called pach baqala. Mehrnoosh Soori discovered and kindly shared with me that dragon tongue beans are similar to pach baqala, and are available in Asian markets from mid-summer to fall. However, this braise, which makes a perfect vegetarian main dish when served over rice