Home / Azerbaijan / Culture / Azerbaijan Cuisine / Walnut and herb omelette | Qoz kukusu

Walnut and herb omelette | Qoz kukusu

Qoz kukusu - Walnut and herb omelette
Walnuts add even more flavour and texture to the herb-packed omelette, goyarti kukusu.

Kuku can be made with a variety of herbs, with each combination producing a slightly different flavour. It’s a popular and easy breakfast dish and can be cooked on a hob or in the oven.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes or 25 minutes in the oven
Serves: 4 or 5


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 bunch of spring onions or 1 bunch of sorrel
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 125 g/5 oz of shelled walnuts
  • salt & pepper
  • butter or vegetable oil


  • Grind the walnuts.
  • Wash and chop the herbs, but not too finely.
  • Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the chopped herbs, ground walnuts and salt & pepper and mix well.
  • If cooking on the hob, melt the butter or oil in a heavy frying pan. When the butter is sizzling pour in the whole
  • Cover the pan and turn down the heat. When the egg has solidified, remove the lid, cut the kuku into pieces and turn the pieces over.
  • Leave to cook for another 10 minutes until the eggs are cooked through. Don’t replace the lid, as this will cause the herbs to water.
  • If cooking in the oven, rub an oven-proof dish or deep baking tin with generous amounts of butter. Pour the eggs and herb mixture into the dish and bake in a medium-hot oven for 20 or 30 minutes until the eggs are cooked through. Rub butter or drizzle oil over the kuku after you have taken it from the oven.
  • Decorate the pieces of kuku with walnut halves.
  • Kuku is best served hot with yoghurt, but can also be served cold and makes great picnic food.

About Farid