Mung Bean Rice- Mosh Polo

April 16, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4-5
Author Notes

This is a delicious rice recipe that comes in many different variations from different countries. Mainly speaking this dish is prepared in Afghanistan and Iran. They eitheir call it Haddas (add-as) Polo or Mosh (ma-Ash) Polo. This is a nice rice dish to prepare for a gathering of 4 to 5 of your closest relatives, or friends. Its deep in flavor and absolutely full of aromatic fragrances that will take you to Afghanistan and Iran in no time! —Mahdi

What You'll Need
  • 4 cups long grain basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups Mung Beans
  • 6 pieces Chicken with bones
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garm Masala
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Coriender Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 6 cups Water
  • Salt to taste
  1. fry onion in oil until golden brown, not burnt or else it will give burnt taste.
  2. add chicken pieces in and fry with onion mixture for 5 minutes or unitl chicken changes color.
  3. add the 6 cups of water at this point
  4. add all the spices and salt
  5. when the chicken is cooked you have to remove it from the stock and put it aside. When there is about 5 cups of water in the pot add mung beans and let it cook for 10 minutes
  6. after 10 minutes or until mung beans are soft to your touch add in the rice that had been soaking in water for an hour. (drain water from rice before you add it to the stock)
  7. stir and then when the rice is almost fully cooked put back in the chicken on top of the rice- cover the pot and put in 500 degree oven for 5 minutes.
  8. after 5 minutes lower oven heat to 425 degrees and let it bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  9. enjoy!

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2 Reviews

Haley O. July 11, 2012
Hi there! Great recipe! Gonna make it tonight, but I was wondering, do the mung beans need to have been soaking in water prior to this step? Also, should they be split or whole beans to cook quicker? Thanks so much!
jeannieroseburg September 20, 2014
I have the same question as above. Cooking the mung beans for only 10 minutes does not seem like enough. Does baking them for 45 minutes soften them enough for eating? Are they whole or split beans?