Kookoo sabzi (Persian Herb Omelette)

Kookoo sabzi is an aromatic omelette that is served on the first day of spring and Persian new year. It is the most popular Kookoo in Iran, a vegetarian dish filled with variety of herbs and greens.

Serves 4 People
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  • 1 Cup
    parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cups
    dill, chopped
  • 1 Cup
    scallions or (leeks, chives) , finely chopped
  • ½ Cups
    cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4
  • 4 Tablespoons
  • ½ Teaspoons
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • ½ Teaspoons
    black pepper
  • 5 Tablespoons
    vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl mix the chopped herbs (parsley, dill, scallion, cilantro).

  2. Then add the eggs, turmeric, salt, pepper and flour to the bowl and beat until smooth.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. When oil is hot with a spoon pour in the mixture and with the back of spoon shape them to circles.

  4. Once you see that the bottom has turned a deep green where the edges are crispy, flip them over. Add more oil if necessary.

  5. Place a dish with a paper towel in it next to your work station. When removing the patties from the pan, try to drain as much of the oil as possible, then place onto the plate and serve. You can serve it warm or cold.


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