This Indian Omelette (Masala Omelette) is loaded with veggies and spices and is a perfect breakfast that comes together in under 10 minutes. Serve it with bread, toast, chapati, or paratha for a healthy treat.
About This Recipe
Indian Omelette (Masala Omelette) is a delicious omelette recipe with a desi twist. It is a protein-packed dish that comes together in under 10 minutes.
Made using eggs, veggies, and a few spices, this Indian masala omelette is a perfect dish to cook on a lazy Sunday morning.
I have a secret ingredient to make this Indian Omelette super fluffy, and that is milk. Adding a little milk while whisking the eggs makes this masala omelette super fluffy and soft. Do try and thank me later.
Eggs are known to be a great source of high-quality protein, selenium, Vitamin D, B6, and B12. When had for breakfast, they provide energy to your body to kick start the day. So make sure to include them in your diet regularly and this masala omelet is a perfect way to do so.
This simple Indian version of Masala Omelette has eggs, onion, tomatoes, green bell pepper, green chili peppers, milk, salt, cilantro (coriander), turmeric powder, and red chili powder.
I have added onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers to the recipe, but you can go ahead and add vegetables of your choice to make it even more nutritious and filling. Carrots, green beans, spinach, and mushrooms work great.
Adding a little milk to the eggs makes the softest, lightest, and fluffiest omelette. Do try this trick.
You can also add some fried garlic to the egg mixture, it lends a delicious and unique taste to this Indian Omelette.
Skip adding red chili powder for a bright yellow omelet.
Adjust the green chili peppers as per the spice level you need. You can even skip adding them if making it for your kid’s breakfast.
How To Make Indian Omelette
Break 2 eggs in a medium-size mixing bowl. Whisk them well using a wire whisk or a fork.
Add 2 tablespoon finely chopped onions, 1 tablespoon finely chopped tomatoes (seeds removed), 1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper, ½ teaspoon finely chopped green chili pepper, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, 2 tablespoon milk, and salt to taste to the bowl and whisk well.
Heat an 8-inch non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon ghee to the pan and swirl the pan to coat it all over with ghee. You can also make the omelette in oil but ghee gives it a very nice flavor.
Pour the egg mixture into the heated pan and swirl the pan to spread the eggs evenly. Cook on medium heat until the lower side is set and browned. It will take 2-3 minutes.
Flip the omelette using a flat spatula and cook from the other side as well. Flip again and fold it into half. Serve hot with buttered toast and tomato ketchup.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is another way of making this masala omelette. Heat ghee in a pan. Add onion and ginger-garlic paste and fry until browned. Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until they turn mushy. Now add the dry masalas like coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, and garam masala powder and fry for 2-3 minutes. Now add this masala in whisked eggs along with chopped cilantro and make omelette from this mixture. This recipe will give it a totally new taste. You can also add chopped bell peppers to this mixture and add grated cheese on top.
Cheese Masala Omelette – Add grated cheddar cheese to the egg mixture to make a cheesy omelette.
Or else, after pouring the eggs in the pan, cook them until they are set, and then sprinkle cheese on top and cover and cook until cheese melts.
Kerala Masala Omelette – To make Kerala Style masala Omelette, whisk eggs with salt, pepper, milk, and red chili powder. Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add onions, curry leaves, and green chilies, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour the egg mixture on top and spread the mixture all over the pan. Sprinkle grated fresh coconut on top. Cook from both sides.
Masala Omelette Curry – Make an omelette and roll it into a cylinder. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Make an onion tomato-based curry and once the curry is done, add the omelette pieces into it.
Masala Omelette Sandwich – Make the omelette and sandwich it between two bread slices. Apply butter on both sides of the sandwich. Heat a pan and toast the sandwich from both sides until crisp and golden brown. Cut into diagonal and serve hot.
The best companion to this omelette is soft white bread slices, toasted bread slices, or even a pav. Do not forget to serve ketchup on the side.
I like to toast my bread until it is crisp but you can pair it with softly toasted bread too. Instead of using a toaster for toasting the bread, you can also toast it on a tawa (griddle). It gives a totally different taste to the bread.
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Indian Omelette Recipe
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped tomatoes (seeds removed)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper
- ½ teaspoon finely chopped green chili peppers
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (coriander)
- ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (skip for a bright yellow omelette)
- 2 tablespoons milk
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon ghee
- Break the eggs in a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk them well using a wire whisk or a fork.
- Add onions, tomatoes, green bell pepper, green chili pepepr, cilantro, turmeric powder, red chili powder, milk, and salt to the bowl and whisk well.
- Heat an 8-inch non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add ghee to the pan and spread it all over the pan.
- Pour the egg mixture into the heated pan and swirl the pan to spread the eggs evenly. Cook on medium heat until the lower side is set. It will take 2-3 minutes.
- Flip the omelette using a flat spatula and cook from the other side as well. Flip again and fold it in half. Serve hot with buttered toast and tomato ketchup.