Persian Frittata with Herbs (Kookoo Sabzi)

Kookoo (frittata) is a group of Persian meatless (mostly) and sometimes with meat foods that is mixed with eggs. Kookoo is quit easy and quick to make. Kookoo might be something like frittata or herb patties: a mixture of egg with vegetables.

Sabzi means herb in Farsi. In koko sabzi, herbs such as parsley, coriander, chives or spring onions and dill are used. Traditionally kookoo cooked in round shape pans on the gas stove but you can bake them in square shape and in the oven as well :).

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Ingredients

4 eggs

500 g  herbs includes: Parsley, coriander, dill, spinach , chives or green part of spring onions)

3  tbsp chopped Walnuts

2 tbsp Barberries ( Zereshk)

4 cloves of garlic, grated

1  tsp turmeric

2 tbsp flour

1 tsp baking powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil

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Method

Remove stems from all herbs. Wash and drain them. Chop them in a food processor .

In a large bowl with chopped herbs, add eggs and whisk it well.

Add  beaten eggs, grated garlic and rest of ingredients  to chopped herbs. Mix  until well combined.

Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Put kookoo mixture in the pan, spread it in the pan and gently press the herbs batter.

Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook and fried one side, then flip over and leave to cook other side or until browns.

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Serve kookoo sabzi either  cold or warm with bread or steamed rice, salad and pickles.

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