Friday, May 8, 2009

Kuku Sabzi-Reposted for SWC-Cooking With Greens Event!



Kuku Sabzi is a famous Iranian dish. It is a herbed omelette, made with fresh herbs, spinach and eggs and has high nutritional value. This thick and fluffy omelette forms a complete meal with Persian dill rice, grilled fish and salad. This is one of the traditional New Year dishes in Iran. Its believed that the herbs symbolize rebirth and the eggs, happiness.

Herbs form an important part of the Persian cuisine. Saffron, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices are frequently added to enhance the flavour of special dishes. This dish is traditionally prepared on stove top but can be baked too. The stove top method is usually preferred because it cooks relatively faster and is much more tastier. On stove top you have complete control over the dish, including temperature control and the omelette has to be flipped over and cooked after a certain period of time. The important point to be kept in mind is that only fresh herbs should be used for making the dish. It makes a world lot of difference to the overall taste.


Kuku Sabzi with Dill rice and Grilled Fish

I was introduced to Kuku Sabzi through an Iranian friend of ours who is a gifted cook and a renowned baker. I love her dishes especially the desserts..they taste heavenly! Before marriage my husband used to have this dish whenever he went to visit the family and used to get occasional cravings. The first thing that he told her on seeing them for the first time after marriage was,"Teach her how to make Kuku Sabzi!"

Spinach and herbs are chopped into small pieces, mixed with eggs and other spices and put into a pan greased with enough oil to prevent the omelette from sticking to the bottom of the pan and getting burnt. The pan should never be closed while cooking as the water oozing from spinach has to get evaporated and the dish has to become dry. The omelette is cooked on both sides until browned and well cooked. The omelette being thick cannot be flipped over as a whole and hence is cut into pieces before flipping over to the other side.

Spinach is rich in iron,calcium and other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in antioxidants.The combo of spinach along with fresh herbs and eggs rich in proteins makes a complete meal .This may be served as an appetizer or as a side dish.


This goes to:

SWC-Cooking with Greens event hosted by Soumya and started by Lakshmi.


Pooja.

33 comments:

sowmya said...

Thanks a lot pooja for such a unique and lovely post. Very delicious entry..

Pooja said...

Thanks Soumya :)

Priya said...

Thats a interesting and very unique dish Pooja!

Parita said...

Thats a very nice entry pooja looks yum too :)

Seena said...

Pooja, thanks for writing your suggestion for buying mixie.. :)
I had left a comment before on this post, but its not seen, what happend?

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Perfect dinner plate Pooja... I am inviting myself for dinner... :)

doggybloggy said...

it is always nice to hear about other dishes from other lands - I enjoyed this post and I would one day like to enjoy this dish.

Yasmeen said...

Unique and tasty green Omelet ,kuku sabzi sounds similar to the omelet I make very often with spinach:)

Padma said...

Thanks a lot for posting(resposting) this entry Pooja..... very nutritional.. will surely try it :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya, Parita :)
Seena, your comment is there at the original post which is at: http://myexperiencewithcooking.blogspot.com/2009/04/kuku-sabzi.html
This one only has few excerpts from the original one!
Thanks Ramya :) You are most welcome. I'd be expecting you :)
Thanks DB. I too love to learn about other cusines whenever I get a chance!
Thanks Yasmeen, yes it is similar except for few additional ingredients.
Thanks Padma :)

Ammu said...

Unique & interesting omelett with herbs. Lovely entry.

Chitra said...

yummy repost for the entry!!Worthy:)

Priyameena said...

Wonderful entry!!I just lovethegreem omlette

Ushanandini said...

Kuku sabzi looks delicious! Nice entry!

Pooja said...

Very Unique post Pooja..Looks great and sounds healthy..

Pooja said...

Thanks Ammu, Chitra, Priya, Usha & Pooja :)

Vrinda said...

Nice entry and nice shot...

Pooja said...

Thanks Vrinda :)

Cynthia said...

That omelette sounds delicious.

Thanks for visiting.

Pooja said...

Thanks Cynthia :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Very unique. Nice way to get greens in...

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot :)

Premyscakes said...

awesome!!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Prema :)

The Mom Cook said...

Hi Pooja,

great dish.. Good clicks.. Thanks for the comment.. BTW, Sorrakkai means Bottle gourd. Thanks to you, I have updated it in my blog.

Priti said...

Looks gud..nice entry Pooja and your vanilla cake is making me drool

Ashwini said...

healthy dish..awsome..

Vicky Xavier. said...

Hi, I am hosting an event called 'The potluck - chicken' . Expecting all your support and yummy dishes there. Hearty welcome dear.
http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/2009/05/announcing-event-express-potluck.html

Malar Gandhi said...

Everything seems nice and new to me. Love the spread, dill rice a must try one for me.

Kalyani said...

a different & interesting recipe pooja .......

Pooja said...

Thanks Hema :) and for the translation too.
Thanks Priti,Ashwini,Vicky,Malar & Kalyani for your lovely words :)
Vicky,I would love to participate. Thanks for the link :)

ARUNA said...

very delicious entry Pooja!

Pooja said...

Thanks Aruna :)