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Kuku Sabzi Persian Frittata

Kuku Sabzi is a fluffy omelet-style dish with spinach, herbs and nuts. Check our video to make this Persian frittata in just over 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 8
Author: Kevin



  • In an oven proof skillet over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of the oil. After a minute add the onion and cook for 8 minutes until translucent. Top with spinach and turn to cook for 2 minutes. Remove cooked onion and spinach from pan and set aside to cool. Discard any water left in the skillet.
  • Meanwhile chop herbs using sharp knife (do not use food processor, it releases too much water) and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs and add the herbs, walnuts, raisins, fenugreek, pepper, salt, turmeric and baking powder. Fold in the cooled onion and spinach (Note 1).
  • Wipe out the skillet and add remaining 3 tablespoon of the oil over medium high heat. When oil shimmers slightly, carefully add the herb egg mixture, and using a rubber spatula, pat down for an even top.
  • Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, until just about set. Center will still be a little jiggly. Carefully run rubber spatula around rim to loosen. Place under broiler for 1-2 minutes to set and be ever so slightly light brown.
  • Serve warm or cold as is or with lavash bread, yogurt or cheese.



  1. This mixture will be very thick, unlike a loose frittata or omelet mixture.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4213IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg