Albaloo polo

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Albaloo polo
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Alternative namesAlbalu polo, albaloo polow
TypeRice dish
CourseMain dish
Place of originIran
Region or stateIran
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsrice (sour cherries usually morello cherry,) and several spices such as saffron, advieh, and others for flavoring.
VariationsAlbaloo polo tahdig
Similar dishes tadig/tahdig, Shirin polow, sabzi polo

Albaloo polo (Persian: آلبالو پلو‎) is an Iranian side dish of rice and sour cherries usually served with chicken, koobideh, or other types of kebab as well as some form of stews (khoresht). In Persian, albaloo is morello cherry; polo is pilaf, a style of cooked rice.

The dish can also be served as a type of tahdig known as albaloo polow ba tahdiq maast (آلبالو پلو با ته دیگ ماست), a specialty rice dish with a hardened bottom layer.

The herbs and spices used in this variation of polo vary, but typically include advieh, and saffron.

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