Thursday, December 18, 2014

Indian Spiced Omelette, Street Style

So you are a vegetarian, but you eat eggs? People ask me this question every time, and now I have a new answer to this question- I am an eggetarian ;). I must have been 6-7 years old when my dad gave a boiled egg with little sprinkle of black pepper and salt. I and my brother were addicted and with our pocket money we would buy boiled eggs and ate when no one was around. No one in our family eats eggs, just me, my brother and papa, so we always had to hide and eat eggs.

When I was doing my graduation in Ahemdabad, I ate eggs without any worries of being caught. When the mess food was not good, I would go to RK Omelette stall right outside my hostel and had an omelette. It was economical; he used two eggs and lots of vegetables and served it with two slices of bread. The garlic was the star ingredient in the omelette and I remember the taste and smell even now.

Not just in Ahemdabad, later when I moved to Mumbai after marriage, I had the similar kind of omelette on juhu beach. The Indian street style omelette is so different compared to ones we get in Europe. Indian omelettes are not boring, they are spiced, perfectly fluffy and loaded with crunchy bits of vegetables. By the way, anyone of you remember that commercial on TV- sunday ho ya monday, roz kaho ande??

 Once a while I make the Indian Spices Omelette in my kitchen and the taste and smell remains exactly the same, may be because I have seen the vendor making it so many times, that somewhere my brain has memorized it. When you are not in the mood to cook, or just tired or feeling lazy, this, omelette is the answer. It is filling, flavourful and anytime meal idea and it’s healthy too.

3 eggs
1 medium size onion chopped
1 medium size tomato chopped
2 tablespoons chopped capsicum
1 green chilli chopped
2 cloves garlic grated
1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon milk
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
1 tablespoon butter

In mixing bowl add eggs and beat till it is frothy.
Add in all the chopped vegetables, milk, salt and red chilli powder. Mix.
Heat a pan on medium heat and add butter.
When butter is melted, add the egg mixture and Grab the spatula (flat spoon) and in small circular motions, distribute the vegetables evenly around the pan. This also helps move some of the uncooked egg down to the surface of the hot pan. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 minutes.
Turn the omelette and cook again for 1 minute.
Serve hot.

This makes one large omelette. You decide the quantity depending on whom you are serving to and at what time.
You can also use oil instead of butter.

Serving suggestions:
Serve with bread and tomato ketchup. You can also use burger buns.
Just apply some ketchup or chutney on paratha or roti. Put the omelette on roti and roll it up, your omelette Frankie is ready.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saturday Snapshots Series #7 - Whole Tomatoes On Dark Background

For Week #7 let at Saturday Snapshots we had to click Tomatoes. Oh! Yeah, good old red tomatoes. Curries, chutneys, sandwiches, sauces, pizza or in salads- undoubtedly tomatoes is very important ingredient in our kitchen.

The task demanded to click whole tomatoes on dark background, below is what I shot.

Sending this at Saturday Snapshots'' hosted at Merry Tummy and Siris Food.