Kookoo Sabzi Recipe - Persian Herb Frittata #persianrecipes igotitfrommymaman.com
Persian Classics,  Side Dishes,  Vegetarian

Kookoo Sabzi – Persian Herb Frittata

Kookoo Sabzi is a Persian Herb Frittata, that’s so quick and easy to make! It’s a popular sandwich ingredient, as well as a tasty side dish. Kookoo Sabzi and Sabzi Polo ba Maahi are a match made in heaven!

You can use fresh herbs or, if you have an Iranian shop nearby, you can buy frozen Kookoo Sabzi herbs to store in the freezer for when you spontaneously crave some delicious herb frittata.

Frozen Kookoo Sabzi Herbs

Some people like to add crushed walnuts and dried barberries. I personally prefer it without, but if you like to add some crunch and a hint of sourness, you can give it a try. My Maman likes to add a bit chopped lettuce to give the kookoo some crunch.

Ingredients (for 4 portions as a side dish or for a sandwich)

Either 400g of frozen kookoo sabzi herbs (see picture above)

Or fresh herbs: 100g chives, 100g parsley, 100g dill, 100g coriander, 50g fenugreek (I know that fenugreek is hard to find. Alternatively you could add more of the other herbs)

My Maman also adds about 50g lettuce to give it more crunch

3 eggs

3 cloves garlic

1 tbsp ghee, butter or vegetable oil

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp plain flour

1 tsp salt

Optional: 3 tbsp crushed walnuts, 2 tbsp dried barberries

Method of making Kookoo Sabzi

If you’re using frozen herbs, let them defrost.

If you’re using fresh herbs, wash them and let them dry before you chop them.

Finely chop the fresh herbs and garlic.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until they are well combined.

Heat the fat in a non-stick frying pan, that you have a lid for.

Then pour in the herb egg mixture and spread it out evenly. Put on the lid and let it cook gently for about 10 minutes over low heat.

Remove the lid and divide the frittata into quarters. Turn them and let the other side fry gently without lid.

When both sides are nice and brown, your Kookoo Sabzi is ready! You can enjoy it as a sandwich with aab-e narenj (bitter orange juice), lemon juice or mayo and khiaar shoor (salty cucumber pickles) or as a side dish for Sabzi Polo ba Maahi. Enjoy!

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Kookoo Sabzi _ Persian Herb Frittata

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Persian
Keyword Frittata, herbs, Kookoo Sabzi, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 400 g frozen kookoo sabzi herbs
  • Or fresh herbs:
  • 100 g chives
  • 100 g parsley
  • 100 g dill
  • 100 g coriander 
  • 50 g fenugreek (if available)
  • 50 g My Maman also adds about 50g lettuce to give it more crunch (optional)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic 
  • 1 tbsp ghee, butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp crushed walnuts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp dried barberries (optional)

Instructions

  1. If you’re using frozen herbs, let them defrost.

  2. If you’re using fresh herbs, wash them and let them dry before you chop them.

  3. Finely chop the fresh herbs and garlic.

  4. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until they are well combined.

  5. Heat the fat in a non-stick frying pan, that you have a lid for.

  6. Then pour in the herb egg mixture and spread it out evenly. Put on the lid and let it cook gently for about 10 minutes over low heat.

  7. Remove the lid and divide the frittata into quarters. Turn them and let the other side fry gently without lid. 

  8. When both sides are nice and brown, your Kookoo Sabzi is ready! You can enjoy it as a sandwich with aab-e narenj (bitter orange juice), lemon juice or mayo and khiaar shoor (salty cucumber pickles) or as a side dish for Sabzi Polo ba Maahi. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! If you have any questions please let me know in the comments, I’m always happy to help. I’d love to see your Kookoo Sabzi! Feel free to tag me with @igotitfrommymaman on Facebook or Insta so I can take a look and give you a thumbs up!

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2 Comments

  • Pippa Smith

    5 stars
    I made the Kookoo Sadzi for my birthday lunch and it was delicious and so full of goodness and taste. We ate it with crusty bread and it kept me full of green goodness for the whole afternoon. It is easyto make and the instructions are clear- you do have to chop an ENORMOUS amount of herbs but that is part of the fun. I served it with crusty bread and lemons – in Iran we had eaten it with sour oranges squeezed over it but lemons were an okay substiute and a lovely crunchy salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion.

    • Hami

      Hi Pippa, Happy belated Birthday! 🙂 Yumm! That sounds so delicious how you served your Kookoo Sabzi! I’m so glad you found the recipe helpful.

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