A Delicious Persian New Year Dish

Leyla Shams
March 23, 2011

Najmieh Batmanglij made a guest appearance on the Martha Stewart Show to share a recipe for a homemade meal of lamb shanks made with rice and fava beans (baghali polo). Batmanglij has been the most influential voice for Persian cooking (or as the Washington Post put it “the guru of Persian Cuisine”) for the past 30 years. A copy of her book, “New Food of Life,” a comprehensive tome that not only lists recipes for most Persian dishes, but manages to also celebrate and integrate Persian art, tapestry, poetry and storytelling, can be found in the homes of many second generation Iranians living outside of Iran.

Watch a clip of the show here.

Buy a copy of the NEW Food of Life here.