Azerbaijani Kükü with Borage

Azerbaijani Kükü with Borage

This Azerbaijani kükü with borage is a delicious frittata-esque egg dish made with borage greens and served with garlic yogurt!

Kükü, or kookoo, or kyukyu, is a popular Azerbaijani breakfast dish that has Persian origins (related to kuku sabzi, a very similar baked herbaceous egg dish).

I made mine with borage greens, which won’t be available unless you grow them yourself… so grow some!

You could also make this dish with any other greens, including spinach, collards, chard, nettles, etc.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield2-4 light servings


  • 3oz (85g) borage greens, well chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 bunch cilantro, parsley, mint, dill, or a mix of any of the above, well chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) plain yogurt
  • Borage flowers to garnish



Mix the borage greens, eggs, herbs, scallions, salt, a pinch of pepper, and 1 clove of garlic in a bowl and whisk well with a fork. 


Melt the butter in a non-stick or cast iron pan over medium heat. 

Pour the egg mixture into the pan, forming a thick disk. 

Cook for 8 minutes over medium heat. 


Meanwhile, whip the second clove of minced garlic and a very small pinch of salt with the yogurt, set aside. 


Cut the egg into 4 pieces in the pan. 

Very carefully flip over each piece. 

Cook for another 3 minutes. 


Serve with the yogurt and garnish with borage flowers. Enjoy!

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