Iraqi ‘Omelet’


Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Ujaj ‘omelet’ dishes were quite popular in medieval times, and in terms of recipes we are fortunate to have a considerable number, which fall into two categories: ‘ujaj mudawwarat (shaped into discs) and makhloutat/mubahtharat (scrambled). In some of the recipes, the eggs were left undisturbed, sunny-side up, as in narjisiyya (like narcissus flowers). Al-Warraq compares them to ‘uyoun al-baqar (cows’ eyes). The yolk was sometimes poked with a knife, and l