Not many things can get me out of bed on a Sunday. But this masala omelet seems to have a strange magnetic pull for me come breakfast time. I love how a few simple ingredients become such a fulfilling meal. Vegetables are incorporated into the eggs while whisking, with some spices thrown in for good measure. After a few minutes on a hot pan, you have a delicious omelet that packs quite a punch.
The masala omelet sandwich is a quick snack in most homes and a favorite on long distance trains that travel across India. Street omelet stalls sprinkle a little chaat masala on the finished dish and serve them piping hot from their well-worn cast iron flat pans.
Onions, tomato, coriander leaves and green serrano chiles are the usual suspects in a traditional masala omelet, but feel free to add bell peppers in very small quantities, or omit tomatoes altogether. Just add a couple of slices of buttered bread and you've got yourself a hearty morning meal in a matter of minutes.
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon red chile powder
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 to 3 small green chiles (such as Thai bird chiles) slit lengthwise
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped tomato
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
Whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt. Add chili powder, ciilantro, chilies, onion, and tomato. Whisk until aerated and frothy, about 2 minutes.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a heavy-bottomed non-stick 10-inch skillet, over medium heat until shimmering. Gently pour in half the omelette mixture in and fry over medium heat until the bottom is set and golden brown, about 1 minute. Flip over gently and fry until second side is golden brown, about a minute longer. Slide onto a plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and egg mixture. Serve immediately.
Heavy-bottomed non-stick 10-inch skillet, bowl for whisking
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 4mg||20%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|