Makhlama bil Sbenagh (Iraqi Spinach Omelet)

Makhlama bil Sbenagh (Iraqi Spinach Omelet)

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 pound fresh spinach - chopped
  • 6 large eggs - beaten
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, saute onion in oil with curry powder and turmeric until onion is translucent and tender - about 5 minutes.

Add spinach, parsley, dill, salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until spinach has cooked down to a 1/4 of it's size - a couple minutes.

Press down and flatten mixture in the skillet with the back of a spatuala. Pour beaten egg on top and cover. When egg is nearly set, flip the omelet and cook the top side for 30 to 45 seconds until completely set.

Cut into wedges and serve.


A very flavorful omelet. Notice all the great spices. This is just a slight modification on an authentic Iraqi recipe.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Bennett for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Makhlama bil Sbenagh (Iraqi Spinach Omelet)?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 5 votes.


From Shaan
Rating (out of 5):  

I love everything spinach, and I am trying to add yummy spices to my life, so this recipe had it all.

Comment submitted: 10/18/2015 (#19592)



From Bimmo
Rating (out of 5):  

Delicious & nutritious breakfast.

Comment submitted: 11/23/2009 (#9083)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom elmo123 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I like this dish but it doesn't look as good as it tastes.

Comment submitted: 11/1/2009 (#8948)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom kkeppler (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This was fantastic and unique. Although, we did cut the amount of all of the seasonings in half. I'd recommend doing that as ours seemed perfect. Thanks for an interesting new recipe.

Comment submitted: 1/27/2009 (#7464)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom samira (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Very good and nutritious.

Comment submitted: 2/19/2007 (#1571)





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