Garlic-Chive Omelet

Sir-abij-e Gilani

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Around the Caspian, they love to use fresh green garlic chives (allium tuberosum), a perennial bulbous plant unlike either onion or garlic. It has strap-shaped leaves and straight, thin, white-flowering stalks that grow much taller than the leaves. The flavor is more like garlic than chives. Locally, it’s sometimes called sir-abij. They add this omelet to a chicken and split pea braise to make a very flavorful dish called sir qaliyeh-ye gilani. The photo shows the dish