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Masala Omelette

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Introduction

Feel free to add ingredients: grated ginger is good, as is chopped fresh mint or, indeed, dried. You can eat this, flat on the plate, with a knife and fork, or roll it up inside a chapatti that you've just warmed through in the microwave.

Feel free to add ingredients: grated ginger is good, as is chopped fresh mint or, indeed, dried. You can eat this, flat on the plate, with a knife and fork, or roll it up inside a chapatti that you've just warmed through in the microwave.

Masala Omelette
Photo by Francesca Yorke

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Metric Cups
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 spring onion (finely sliced)
  • 1 - 2 fresh red chilli (or green), to taste
  • 1 clove garlic (microplaned or finely chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 sprinkling of freshly chopped fresh coriander (to serve)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 scallion (finely sliced)
  • 1 - 2 fresh red chile (or green), to taste
  • 1 clove garlic (microplaned or finely chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 sprinkling of freshly chopped cilantro (to serve)

Method

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan 20-27 cm / 8-11 inches in diameter, and fry the spring onion, chilli, garlic and turmeric until soft. Add the other spices and fry for another minute, stirring occasionally, then add the beaten eggs, swirling the pan to help the eggs set underneath.
  3. When the omelette is nearly set, flash it under the hot grill to finish it off, and serve with chapattis, and fresh coriander.
  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan 20-27 cm / 8-11 inches in diameter, and fry the scallion, chilli, garlic and turmeric until soft. Add the other spices and fry for another minute, stirring occasionally, then add the beaten eggs, swirling the pan to help the eggs set underneath.
  3. When the omelette is nearly set, flash it under the hot grill to finish it off, and serve with chapattis, and cilantro.

Additional Information

For gluten free serve the omelette without the chapattis.

For gluten free serve the omelette without the chapattis.

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What 1 Other has said

  • This is a long standing breakfast/lunch/dinner favourite. It is quick and filling. I have recently taken to a hybrid between this and Nigella's Mexican Scrambled Eggs, adding the cumin, coriander and tumeric to the spring onions and chilis before throwing in the eggs and tortilla chips of that recipe. Amazing!

    Posted by craig74 on 9th December 2012
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