Kuku Sabzi – I’m learning to cook!

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I am learning to cook! I am always preaching to people about making their food interesting and flavourful! Too many people think healthy food = boring food, which is just not true!

I am always on the hunt for new cooking ideas. So when a friend offered to show me how to cook an Iranian dish, I jumped on the opportunity!

No please keep in mind that I wasn’t taking notes or anything, but hopefully I’ve remembered everything correctly!

Kuku Sabzi?

The Iranian dish I learnt how to cook, is Kuku Sabzi.

kuku sabzi

Preparation / cooking time approximately 30 minutes. Serves 2 people.


2 bunches of Parsley

1 bunch of Dill

2 tbsp of Dried Barberries (Zereshk)

1 tbsp Olive Oil (or use Low-Calorie Cooking Spray)

6 Whole eggs (or use just Egg Whites)

Half a tsp Sweetener

Salt and Pepper

1 packet of Microwavable Basmati Rice (or replace this with Mixed Veg / Cauli-Rice)


Finely chop the Parsley and Dill.

Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the 6 eggs.  Mix the ingredients together in the bowl thoroughly.  Set aside for the moment.

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Rinse the dried Barberries thoroughly under cold water, and remove any stones / stems. Let dry.  

Lightly grease a pan with Olive Oil, and add the Sweetener.  Add the Barberries and heat on low while stirring, for approximately 10 minutes until they soften.

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Tansfer the Barberries into the mixing bowl with the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Grease a large pan with Olive Oil and pour the mixture from the bowl into the pan.

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Cook the mixture until it is firm, flipping the mixture over so to cook both sides.

Season with Salt and Pepper and serve with Microwavable Basmati Rice.

Nutrition Stats

This meal may potentially be a little higher calorie for your liking. If so I’d suggest a light breakfast / lunch if you plan on making Kuku Sabzi! Otherwise, see the substitutions below to bring the calories down! But anyway, per serving as it is, the stats are:

Calories: 511
Protein: 22g
Carbs: 50g
Fats: 23g


To bring the calorie count down, you could:
– Replace the Olive Oil for Low-Calorie Cooking Spray
– Swap the Whole eggs for just Egg Whites
– Replace the Rice for Mixed Veg / Cauli-Rice.

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