Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nargesi Esfenaaj - Iranian Egg n Spinach Dish


While surfing net for vegetarian Iranian recipes to go to AWED - Persia, i came across this simple but delicious dish made from spinach, eggs & onions.! What i loved about the dish was it did not boast of any exotic ingredient but at the same time the non-fussy cooking made it a hit. It resembled  a spinach omlette sans any whisking and other spices !
Although meat plays an important role in most Persian dishes, it is possible to find excellent Persian vegetarian cooking. I saw the recipe Here 

Some green chillis and little garlic could have zipped up the taste even more (which i plan to do next time)


What goes:-
  • Fresh spinach - a bunch (I used Indian Spinach/Pasalai keerai)
  • Eggs - 2
  • Onions - 2 (thinly sliced)
  • Butter /cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt & black pepper - to taste
Directions:
Wash spinach  well and cut into small pieces. Slightly cook with half a cup of water and a bit of salt over medium heat for a few minutes. Drain water- squeeze it completely and set aside.





Fry onions in oil in a non-stick pan until golden. Add spinach and fry for a few more minutes. 






Flatten the surface using the back of a spoon and break the eggs on top, taking care not to break the yolk. Add salt and pepper and cover the pan until eggs are cooked; let the yolk should remain soft.






Serve it with Bread or Rice. I had already made pasta for lunch - this side dish went well with it !




Linking this to  Swet Artichoke's AWED-Persia event announcement by DK-Chef in You

29 comments:

  1. Hey :)

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    I like this recipe it is different! Haven't tried this combination so far..of spinach n eggs it is interesting :P

    I wish to visit again..till then happy cooking!

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    MEgha! :)

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  2. Thanks for sending this delicious dish to AWED! I really like that it is simple to prepare and yet very healthy and tasty!

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  3. very unusual preparation with eggs but would love to try it this way too...

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  4. looks delicious! eggs and spinach should be a great combo!

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  5. This is so new...but very appetizing! :D

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  6. new and filling breakfast option. looks yum.

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  7. yummy I love to include spinach with eggs
    didn't know it was iranian

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  8. New to me,looks healthy and inviting,great breakfast option.

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  9. Love it! Egg and spinach is a great combination..
    Your pasta too looks yummy...

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  10. Yep, it's true like u said..sounds like a spinach omelette..U've made it perfectly Priya..wholesome healthy anytime meal..would like to have it as breakfast though !!!

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  11. Spinach with eggs looks to be delicious. A fulfilling dish that is healthy as well.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. delicious combo...spinach and eggs...
    its a wonderful persian dish....very nice...

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  13. this is a healthy combination looks too good :)

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  14. egg and spinach goes really well. This one looks delicious and easy.

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  15. Healthy and yummy, looks very inviting.

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  16. its a little unusual combo but definitely worth the try.

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  17. Healthy,yummy and definitely a unusual combo..

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  18. Looks like a quick and healthy dish.

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  19. Very different and delicious combination Priya,I make something similar with eggs but on a tomato gravy.Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Very interesting dish. I have a good bunch of Iranian friends but never tasted this dish. This looks lovely!

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  21. Such a great combo! Sounds delicious...


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  22. Much healthy and interesting pick!! 3 cheers to this brilliant Persian recipe which doesnt demand any 'exotic ing' as u said, to challenge us, poor Indian residents!:)

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  23. What a brilliant recipe find and excellent presentation on the plate!!Thnks for sharing

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