Persian Kuku Sabzi

Persian Kuku Sabzi

Eat like a President! Kuku Sabzi is part of the traditional menu served for Nowruz, the Persian New Year. This healthy and easy dish was once served at the White House at Michelle Obama's Nowruz celebration.
Cuisine Persian
Servings 3



  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cup fresh herbs mixed from: parsley, cilantro, dill
  • 1 cup chives or green onions or scallions chopped
  • 0.5 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried barberries or cranberries

You might have

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • oil
  • salt

Optional for serving

  • bread
  • yogurt
  • olives

Culinary Spice Kit

  • [Kuku Sabzi] Turmeric, rosebud, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, mace, cardamom


Prepare Berries

  • In a small BOWL, add berries and cover with cold water.
  • Let soak for 10 minutes. Then rinse and drain.

Prepare Batter

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


  • Add some walnuts and berries to the batter.


  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Pour egg-herb mixture evenly into PAN.
  • Cover and let cook over medium-low heat until the top isn’t liquid anymore.
  • Cover with a plate, turn.
  • Slide Kuku Sabzi back into the PAN and cook until it’s cooked through.


  • Cut Kuku Sabzi into quarters.
  • Garnish with walnuts and berries.
  • Serve with bread, yogurt and/or olives (optional).
  • Enjoy!