I recently spent an afternoon with a couple of friends & learned a little about Iranian cooking. This is the fruit of our labour…
Coo Coo Sabzi by Mel, Coconut Quinoa by yours truly and a Spicy Aubergine Curry with split peas and limes from Roshi, who also made the most delicious salad to go with it using tomatoes, cucumber, onions, olive oil and lemon juice with a little seasoning.
Mel created a Vegan version of Coo Coo Sabzi by using silken tofu rather than egg (at the top of the plate). I decided to create something similar for dinner … so here is my version.
You will need the following ingredients:
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground chilli powder (I like it hot!)
2 green chillies, finely chopped
30g of each fresh herb, dill, parsley, tarragon and coriander, roughly chopped
4 leeks, thinly sliced
349g silken tofu – (blend this until it becomes more liquid)
OR 6 large free range eggs (lightly whisked)
Gently fry the spices in coconut oil until the fragrances start to come out, then add the chillies and leeks and cook these until soft.
Add the herbs and kale and turn in the pan until soft and just cooked.
Add the tofu or egg and allow the mixture to cover the herb mix, much like you would a spanish omelette.
Allow this to cook thoroughly and then place under the grill to brown the top or slice into quarters and flip in the pan to brown.
I served this with a bed of spinach and a dollop of humus, a drizzle of olive oil and a delicious glass of vegetarian shiraz!