Inspired by a free morning and watching the 100ft Journey, an utterly delicious Masala Omelette.
An interesting development has happened since having kids, I’ve realised my days of staying up until 11pm and getting up at 7am are all over. Come 9pm, I’m officially exhausted. This is especially true since I took over the ‘stay at home’ duties, as two boys under the age of four require massive amounts of energy.
Anyway, for those moments in the evening that we find ourselves with a bit of energy (well, enough to vaguely focus on something on the TV), if I’m not reading my latest book I like to put something on the TV. A major bone of contention in my household is that I like watching North American TV, mostly so I feel connected to my native part of the world. Recently though, rather than turning on Modern Family I noticed that my streaming service had ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’.
Full disclosure, I had already watched this in the cinema. I mean, come on it was about food and had Helen Mirren in it, of course I was going to drag D to see in cinemas. In full ‘pre-kids’ nostalgia mode, I cracked open a decent red and decided to press play.
Spicy, warming and herby, a Masala Omelette is a great twist on your morning eggs.
If you haven’t seen it, well check it out if its on your local flavour of Netflix. However, there is this one pivotal scene when the main character is creating Helen Mirren’s character an Indian flavoured omelette. I was intrigued, I’d never had one before. So, I decided to make one. Conveniently I make eggs every Saturday for breakfast, and low and behold magically D discovered a Masala Omelette on his plate that morning for breakfast.
Honestly, I really like them. Spicy, warming and herby, a Masala Omelette is a great twist on your morning eggs. Great for adults, probably not the greatest thing to throw at your kids right away. Thing 1 and 2 seemed most pleased with their own ‘fancy’ eggs (chopped bacon tossed in, winner).
Well, tea of course.
Get yourself some some Panjabi MC – Mundian To Bach Ke. The Eminem vs Panjabi mix is an awesome ode to the early noughties.
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tbsp milk (semi-skimmed or whole)
- 2 green onions finely chopped
- 1 green chilli finely chopped
- 1 handfull fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp turmeric (ground)
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 clove garlic finely mashed or grated
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
- salt to taste
- In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, green onion, most of the coriander.
- Heat the oil in the frying pan to a medium heat, and when it is hot give it a swirl to coat the pan and add the chilli, spices and garlic. Stir in the pan for about 30 seconds and then carefully pour in the egg mixture. Again, give is a swirl. I like to use a spatula to move the mixture around to even it out and help the cooking. Don’t do this too much, or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs!
- After about 3 minutes, the base should be cooked and most of the omelette gelled together. Carefully, flip the omelette to cook on the other side for about 2 minutes, or until you like it.
- Slide it onto a plate, folding it if you like. Rain the rest of the coriander down on it, pour a good cup of tea and chow down.