Kookoo lobia sabz is a traditional classic dish in Tabriz an ancient city in NW of Iran. This dish is served in especial occasions and for Iftar in month of Ramadan.
Tabrizi green beans is absolutely delicious, full of flavour and colour.
Kookoo ( kuku) in Iranian cuisine, applies to an eggy dish or an egg-based dish. Kookoo or frittata might be meatless that would be a vegetarian dish and sometimes is made with meat.
Kookoo is a mixture of whipped eggs with different ingredients.
Green beans is called loobia sabz in Farsi language. My today recipe is meatless kookoo loobia sabz but you can add 200g minced beef to the ingredients if you wish.
- 350 g baby green beans, finely diced and boiled
- 100 g carrots, finely diced and boiled
- 100 g potatoes, finely diced and fried
- 1 large onion, finely chopped and fried
- 5 eggs
- 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 tbsp flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp saffron water
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil
Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Add milk, chopped walnuts, flour, baking powder, saffron water, turmeric and season with salt and pepper. Whisk it well until all ingredients combine together. Saffron smell spread all over the kitchen and it’s lovely.
Next, add fried and boiled vegetables to the egg mixture. Mix all together.
Heat the oil in a deep pan, pour the mixture in the pan. Firmly press the ingredients with the back of the spoon to the down. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook on side ( about 10-15 minutes), then flip over to cook other side.
Serve it in a platter garnish with Zereshk (Barberries) and cut it into pieces.