Friday, May 9, 2014

Kookoo Kadoo - Persian Zucchini Kookoo

Picked up some zucchini at the farmers market and wanted to make something different.

Turmeric and Saffron is one of the many blogs I visit. The zucchini kookoo was different and wanted to try it.

I baked the kookoo in a muffin top pan. I like little bite size pieces. Good for portion control~

I also adapted the recipe. The first pan of Kookoo I baked, didn't change a thing. They were good but Gabe and I like spicy.

When the first batch of baked kookoo was cooling on a wire rack, I added about 3 teaspoons of Slap Yo Mama to the bowl and also added 1/4 cup of spicy panko to firm it up.

The second batch was spicy! 

The only thing that was missing was I would to top these with Jalapeno Relish


3 large zucchini, wash and peel (5 cups finely grated) I didn't peel and used my food processor to finely grate
4 large eggs
1 medium onion, peeled and grated -another job for the food processor
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 tablespoons flour 
1/3 teaspoon turmeric
Salt and pepper to taste
Vegetable oil for frying (6-7 tablespoons)-didn't fry- baked in a muffin top pan which I sprayed with cooking spray


In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except for the oil. Mix thoroughly.

Heat the non-stick frying pan on medium heat, add oil, scoop in the mixture and fry on both sides until golden brown.

You can also pour the mixture in a greased oven-proof dish and bake it in the 375 degrees pre-heated oven for about 30-40 minutes till it starts to set and the edges turn brown.

I sprayed a muffin top pan with non- stick spray. Added the Kookoo to the first batch which I baked at 375. Baked until the sides of the Kookoo started to brown which was about 25-28 minutes.

Did a taste test and they were good. Azita, blogger where I found recipe said the recipe is kid friendly.

Gabe and I like foods that have some kick so I added the additional ingredients as mentioned above to the mixture.

Baked for the same amount of time (25-28 minutes) .

This is a nice little side dish and always nice to try something different. 


  1. Well, you know how I love zucchini so I'll be giving these a try for sure. I have a whoopie pie pan that looks a lot like the muffin top pans so I think that should work OK.

    Thanks Linda-oh and I LOVE the name of these-it makes me smile. :)

    Can't wait to give these a test drive.

  2. I agree Carol, the name does make you smile. Linda, this recipe looks so good. Going to share it so others can see how talented you are.

  3. Gotta try this one Linda. I love zucchini.

  4. I love zucchini, but I've never heard of kookoo. I can't wait to try it!
    Thank you so much for sharing at this week's Super Saturday Afternoon Tea!!!