Persian Kuku Kadoo

Persian Kuku Kadoo

This dish looks like an omelet but gives a different taste experience. Not the eggs but the vegetables are the stars of the dish. The eggs act as a supporter, holding the dish together to create a heavenly taste thanks to the divine Persian 'advieh' spice blend from rosebud, cinnamon, cardamom, and mace. Healthy turmeric adds a beautiful yellow color.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Persian
Servings 3


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 lb zucchini cut into thin slices
  • 1 onion halved and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or chopped
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • oil
  • salt

Kuku Kadoo Culinary Spice Kit

  • Turmeric, rosebud, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, mace, cardamom

Suggested Sides

  • fresh flatbread
  • yogurt seasoned with lemon juice and freshly chopped parsley
  • olives, whole or sliced
  • fresh lettuce salad with parsley, chives, and red radish slices
  •  pomegranate seeds 



  • In a large BOWL, whisk eggs.
  • Add baking powder and salt to taste.
  • Stir in about 1/2 of the Kuku Kadoo spices.


  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp of oil.
  • In several batches, fry zucchini, garlic, and onion until they become soft.
  • Take the vegetables out and set aside.


  • Preheat OVEN to 400°F.
  • In a PIE BAKING DISH, add the vegetables.
  • Keep about ten zucchini slices aside.
  • Pour the egg mixture over and level out.
  • Distribute the remaining zucchini slices on top.
  • Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake it for about 25 minutes until it is set.
  • Take off the foil after the first 10 minutes.


  • Serve kuku kadoo with bread, yogurt sauce, olives, salad, and/or pomegranate seeds.


  • Substitute zucchini with asparagus, green beans, artichokes, mushrooms, potatoes, or eggplant.
  • Make the Kuku Sabzi recipe instead.