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Khagineh | Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet recipe, delicious Iranian desser in 7 types

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Khagineh is a type of Iranian food served as a dessert and some people serve it as breakfast or part of their breakfast. Persian Sugar Omelet is an original and traditional food that is cooked in different ways.

Mint Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet is also a modified form of this food, which is especially popular among the people of Lorestan, And in Lori’s language, Khag means egg.

khagineh recipe

Eggs and chives are popular in areas such as (Eshen) as a meal or evening meal, which we are going to explain the little data of it on The Cookery Magazine.

Cooking Khagineh has been common in many regions of Iran since the past, in weddings, childbirth, birthdays, festivals, and rituals.

According to Mones al-Dawla, on the morning of the wedding day, the bride’s mother would send kachi and Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet to her daughter’s house to eat after the bride came out of the bath.

khagineh Irani

Travel writers have also mentioned Persian Sugar Omelet, among other foods, in describing the colorful dishes of Iranians; 

For example, Olearius talks about the special food of the party, which consists of colorful rice on which cooked or fried meat was placed along with Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet.

Iranian khagineh

James Justinian Morier also mentions the sweet and fatty khagineh on the colorful tables of elders and nobles; 

Also, Mohammad Komreei, in his memoirs, mentioned eating Persian Sugar Omelet along with fish, cheese, vegetables, and bread as lunch.

In some texts of old medicine, the properties of Khagineh are mentioned; As Gorgani considers eating sparrow egg khagineh with onion and cow oil to increase the power of potency; 

khagine maghzdar

Also, Ibn Sina (Avicenna) has prescribed for those suffering from hemorrhoids who have diarrhea and excessive bleeding from eating Persian Sugar Omelet containing egg yolk, leek or chives, and a little onion.

The main ingredient, or in other words, the basis for preparing Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet, is eggs and vegetables.
And in every place in Iran, every city and village makes Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet for itself in a different way and with different ingredients;

Persian Khagineh

In the Persian language, it means food that is made by mixing egg yolk and albumen and frying it in oil or butter.

In every city and ethnic group, it is prepared and served with a variety of local vegetables, different nuts, or any other food.

Some people use special flour called Irmic flour or semolina flour in Khagineh.
This flour is also used in baking special sweets such as baklava, giving it a special aroma and taste; So instead of regular flour, you can use this kind of flour.

Simple Khagineh, also known as ghighanakh, is a simple and delicious Iranian breakfast; Also, Tabrizi, Zanjani, and Molded Persian Sugar Omelet is called ghighanakh.

Some of Khagineh’s types are:

  • Simple Persian Sugar Omelet
  • Walnut Khagineh
  • Khagina Tabrizi (ghighanakh)
  • Honey
  • Puffy
  • Yogurt Khagineh
  • Esfahanian
  • Molded Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet
  • Khagineh Sesame
  • Colored Khagina
Stuffed Persian Sugar Omelet

1. Ingredients for making Simple Khagineh | Persian Sugar Omelet:

Flour6 tablespoons
Egg5 pieces
Yogurt5 tablespoons
Sugar2 cups
Baking powder1 teaspoon
Brewed saffronAs much as needed
Liquid oilAs much as needed

* If you want, it is possible to use Grape juice instead of sugar, But the amount is different from sugar and, it is 2 to 3 tablespoons.

Recipe for making Simple Persian Sugar Omelet:

The first step in making Simple Persian Sugar Omelet:

In the first step, choose a suitable bowl to make a simple khagineh. Then break the eggs in it, add the yogurt, and stir well until the ingredients are completely uniform. Then, add one tablespoon of baking powder to the bowl along with the flour and mix the contents of the bowl well again.

The second step in making Simple Persian Sugar Omelet:

In the next step, please choose a suitable frying pan, pour some oil, and place it on the stove until it gets hot.
It is better to use a flame spreader. Then, after the oil is hot, reduce the heat very much and pour the contents of the bowl into the pan.

The third step in making Simple Persian Sugar Omelet:

Then put the pan in the oven and give the khagineh 20 minutes until one side is completely fried, then turn it over so that the other side gets also fried.

To prepare khagineh syrup, choose a pot and add two cups of water to it, as well as 2 cups of sugar and a tablespoon of melted saffron, then put the pot on the gas stove with low heat until the sugar dissolves completely in the water and it thickens a bit.

The fourth step in making Simple Persian Sugar Omelet:

After the other side of the khagineh is fried, take it out of the pan and cut it as desired, and after the khagineh syrup cools down, pour it on the khagineh and eat it.

2. Ingredients for making Khagineh Tabrizi | tabrizi khagineh (ghighanakh):

Egg3 pcs
Yogurt1 tablespoon
Flour1 tablespoon
Baking powder ½ a teaspoon
Vanilla¼ a teaspoon
Chopped Walnuts6 pcs
Sugar2 cups
Rose water½ a cup
Melted or brewed saffronAs much as needed
Cardamom powder1 tablespoon
Cinnamon powder1 tablespoon
Damask rose powder1 tablespoon

Recipe for making Simple Persian Sugar Omelet:

To prepare Tabrizi khagineh, choose a suitable bowl and break the eggs in it, then add vanilla and mix well until completely mixed.
Then add the sweet yogurt to the bowl, flour, and baking powder and mix well until it is completely uniform.
If the concentration of the egg is low, add some more flour to it. Its concentration should be less than the concentration of ferni.

khagineh roli

In the next step, choose a pan, add some oil, and put it on the low heat until it gets hot.
Then add the khagineh to the pan, spread it in the pan, wait until one side is fried, and turn it over so the other side gets also fried well.
After the khagine is fried, put the pan lid and wait 10 minutes until the khagineh softens and can be rolled easily.

In the next step, sprinkle cardamom powder, cinnamon powder, and Damask rose powder on the khagineh. 

Then put chopped walnuts in the middle and roll. Use a toothpick to hold the roll.

To prepare khagineh syrup:

  1. Choose a pot and add two cups of water to it.
  2. Put 2 cups of sugar and a tablespoon of melted saffron with rose water in a pot on a gas stove with low heat until the sugar dissolves completely in the water and thickens a bit.
  3. Take it off the stove and let it cool.

Finally, pour the syrup on the rolled khagineh and eat it. You can cut the rolls into equal numbers with a knife to make them more beautiful.

3. Ingredients for making Khagine with nuts (Cake like Khagineh):

Flour5 tablespoons
Egg4 pcs
Sweet and dnsed yogurt (creamy yogurt or condensed yogurt)4 tablespoons
Baking powder1 teaspoon
vanilla¼ teaspoon

Ingredients for making Khagine with nuts (Cake like Khagineh) syrup:

Sugara cup
Water¾ a cup
Rose water¼ a cup
Brewed saffronAs much as needed

Ingredients for making the middle part:

Cinnamon powder1 tablespoon
Damask rose powder1 tablespoon
Chopped Walnuts½ a cup

Mix water and sugar and put it on medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the syrup becomes clear.
Then add rose water and saffron and reduce the heat and let it boil a little and reach a relative consistency.

Mix the eggs and vanilla and beat with a mixer until foamy and light in color, and mix yogurt and baking powder together; When the yogurt is puffed up, add it to the eggs and mix until smooth.

I add the flour and grease the inside of the pan a little with oil and put it on the heat until it gets hot.
We pour half of the khagine ingredients into the pan and leave it in the pan until it catches itself a little.

We remove the pan and pour the mixed middle ingredients on the khagine (try to spread the ingredients evenly) and then pour the next half of the khagineh ingredients on the middle ingredients.
We put Khagina in syrup to sweeten it.

* all the rest of the types have the same ingredients and recipes.


Thank you again for being with us with an excellent, delicious, authentic Iranian recipe. Share your experiences with us, and if you have any tips to improve the food recipe, be sure to comment; thank you.

And finally, I would like to thank those who took the time to read this article about khagineh. It is hoped that among the delicious foods of different societies, Iranian food is gaining more and more fans every day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What khagineh called in English?

Some called it Iranian pancake and its general name is Persian Sugar Omelet.

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