Indian Omelette

April 17, 2012

One of my favorite traditions growing up was my family’s weekly weekend brunches.  My dad would whip up whatever we felt like and we would sit around the table enjoying the food.  We’d read the paper and eat a long, leisurely breakfast and fuel up to enjoy the rest of the day!

I must admit that when I was a kid, this omelette was not my first choice.  I usually went for the sweet stuff like waffles, pancakes, or french toast (which my mom used to cut into the shape of a house for me!).  However, as I got older I began to appreciate the omelette not just for breakfast, but also as a quick meal at any time of the day.  It’s a snap to make and is super delicious.

Making the Omelette


This omelette is not made as a filled omelette.  The eggs are whipped together with tomatoes, onion, green chili, and a good amount of cilantro.  The omelette is then cooked for a few minutes on each side.  Usually we eat the omelette with toast and ketchup, and it’s a meal!  Enjoy!

Indian Omelette

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A thin, but fluffy Indian omelette flavored with onions, tomatoes, spicy chilis, and plenty of cilantro. Best eaten on toast with ketchup! This recipe is for 1 serving, but easily doubles, triples, quadruples, and beyond!

You'll Need...

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. minced onions
  • 2 Tbsp. minced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. finely minced green chili, I used serranos
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste


  1. Whip the eggs in a mixing bowl.  Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  2. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.  Grease with some vegetable oil.
  3. Pour the omelette into the pan and cook covered for a few minutes until the edges of the omelette seem to be fully cooked.  Carefully flip the omelette over and cook on the other side until it is fully cooked through.
  4. Serve with toast and ketchup.  Enjoy

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  • Reply Torviewtoronto April 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

    fabulous looking omelette

  • Reply Anonymous April 18, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Wow, Tanvi! That looks delicious.Desi masala omelette is my favourite breakfast. The version I love best though is the 'OmbletPav' you get at railway stations on long overnight train journeys, where they crack the eggs on the edge of a steel tumbler, toss in the oniontomatochillidhania mix into it,cover it with another tumbler and shake the two like a cocktail shaker and then splash onto a greasy tava where they toast the buttered pav alongside your 'omblet'. With a cutting msala chai ,it brings you quite close to heaven. Keep cooking and posting! Rajani

  • Reply Deeps @ Naughty Curry April 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

    YUM! i love egg and this is like a staple sunday breakfast at my house 🙂

  • Reply Suresh April 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    We need to make this our regular weekend fixture. I love your passion for food.

  • Reply Sara April 20, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Oooh, this looks so tasty…a fantastic breakfast! 🙂 I will have to try this on the weekend.

  • Reply Nishta May 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who grew up eating eggs with ketchup (and still does!) It's a habit I can't break 🙂

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