Desert-Truffle Kuku

Kuku-ye Aghar/Donblan-e Zamini

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      30 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Desert truffles, faqqa in Arabic and donbalan-e zamini in Persian (literally “testicles of the earth”), were regarded as a precious delicacy in ancient times, particularly among the Romans. Found in the southern foothills of the Zagros Mountains, they are still prized as a treat during the rainy season. After the rains, locals in Evaz collected the truffles as part of a day of picnicking with whole family. I've adapted this kuku/frittata made with truffles from one by Halimeh