Savory Kookoo Sabzi Delight


Kookoo Sabzi, a vibrant herb frittata from Persian cuisine, is a flavorful and nutritious dish that brings together a bounty of fresh herbs and eggs. Traditionally served during Nowruz, the Persian New Year, it symbolizes renewal and the arrival of spring. Each bite is a delightful combination of tender herbs and delicate spices, making it a perfect addition to any meal. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving something wholesome and delicious, Kookoo Sabzi is sure to impress.

Savory Kookoo Sabzi Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 slice (about 100g)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 150mg


  • 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (45g)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped (45g)
  • 1 cup fresh dill, finely chopped (45g)
  • 1/2 cup fresh chives, finely chopped (20g)
  • 1/4 cup fresh fenugreek leaves, finely chopped (optional) (10g)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (100g)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (16g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (5g)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (5g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (45ml)

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Herbs: Finely chop the parsley, cilantro, dill, chives, and fenugreek leaves (if using). Set aside.
  2. Mix the Batter: In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until well combined. Add the chopped herbs, finely chopped onion, flour, baking powder, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Cook the Frittata: In a large non-stick skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Pour the egg and herb mixture into the skillet, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Fry Until Golden: Cook for about 15 minutes on one side until the bottom is golden brown and the frittata is set. Carefully flip the frittata using a plate to help (place a plate over the skillet and flip the frittata onto the plate, then slide it back into the skillet to cook the other side).
  5. Finish Cooking: Cook for another 10-15 minutes until the second side is golden brown and the frittata is fully cooked through.
  6. Serve: Let the frittata cool slightly before slicing into wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use fresh herbs for the best flavor and color.
  • Ensure the skillet is hot enough before adding the egg mixture to prevent sticking.
  • Be gentle when flipping the frittata to keep it intact.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I bake Kookoo Sabzi instead of frying it?

  • A: Yes, you can bake it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 25-30 minutes or until fully set and golden brown on top.

Q: What can I serve with Kookoo Sabzi?

  • A: Kookoo Sabzi pairs well with a side of yogurt, fresh bread, or a light salad. It’s also delicious with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Q: How can I store leftovers?

A: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in a skillet or in the microwave.

Kookoo Sabzi is a celebration of fresh herbs and the essence of Persian culinary tradition. Each slice offers a burst of flavor and a taste of spring, making it perfect for any meal. Enjoy this herby frittata with family and friends, and let its vibrant flavors bring joy to your table. Happy cooking!