Everyday Omelet

This is a recipe known to every Indian household, yet I decided to share it just for its simplicity and flavor. I call it the “Everyday Omelet” as it is so easy to prepare and you can have it everyday without getting tired of it. This basic recipe can be turned into an omelet as below, into a savory French toast (see Tip below) or scrambled as a side for chapati/poori/rice. It is so versatile and yet so simple to make. Use of organic eggs only makes this dish better! 
Everyday Omelet

Ingredients:

Eggs – 3
Onion, finely chopped – 1/3 cup
Coriander leaves, finely chopped – 3 tbsp
Green chillies, minced – 1 large
Turmeric – a pinch
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1/2 tbsp + 2 tsp

Yield: 2 omelets

Method:

  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan
  • Add the green chillies, onion and coriander leaves and saute for 5-6 minutes till the onion turns translucent
  • Add a pinch of turmeric and salt as needed. Remove from heat and let it cool
  • Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl
  • Add the onion mixture to the eggs and mix well
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan on medium heat
  • Pour half of the eggs into a nice circle and cook for a minute or 2. Do not keep the flame too high or the omelet can easily get burnt. Cover for 30 seconds if needed
  • Flip the omelet and cook the other side. Shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds
  • Serve as is or with toast

Savory French ToastTip: To the above ingredients add 2 to 3 tbsp milk, mix well. Dip slices of bread, quickly turning and removing them before they get soggy and fry them in a pan with few teaspoons of oil or butter like you would any toast.

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