KYU-KYU is a national Azerbaijani vegetarian dish, made of fresh chopped herbs and eggs, and served with a sauce of yogurt and garlic.

1 bunch of cilantro
½ bunch of dill
1 bunch of spinach
1 bunch of green onion (only the green part)
a few leaves of fresh mint
5 eggs
1 tablespoon flour
50 g clarified butter
salt and pepper to taste

Wash the herbs and chop them finely. Put them in a large bowl. Add the flour, the eggs, salt and pepper, and mix well.
Melt butter in a deep frying pan. Pour the egg-herbs mixture into a pan. Place some small pieces of butter on the top, cover your pan with a lid, and fry over low heat until eggs are cooked.
Cut KyuKyu in quarters and turn them over. Cook for another five minutes, then turn off the heat and leave KyuKyu for a minute in a pan to absorb all the butter.
Serve hot with yogurt-garlic sauce.

Bon Appetite! Enjoy!

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  1. Permalink Submitted by Ilkin jam on Tue, 04/06/2013 - 22:18

    It is necessary to fully dry the herbs before the cooking them. That way the kyukyu will be much taller and fluffy.

    • Permalink Submitted by fobadmin on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 06:00

      Yes, you are right, you need to pat dry the herbs with towels (or paper towels), to remove all water before cooking.

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