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How To Make An Omelette - Desi~Style | Easy Ethnic Recipes

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How to make an omelette at last! While egg omelette recipes are not in short supply - inspiration might be. Try this easy Desi~licious (South Asian) omelette, sizzling with irresistible spiciness and chock-full of veggies to create a thick and satisfying family-friendly meal. Indeed, it's perfect for any time of the day. Pair this omelette with roti (flatbread), potatoes, bread, or even roll in lettuce leaves to create a tasty omelette dish. Here's how to make it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main, Side
Cuisine American, Desi, ethnic, Fusion, Indian, pakistani
Servings: 1 person
three stacked roti rolls with a desi (south asian) omelette in each


  • ½ cup spinach heaped cup, washed, cut into thin strips
  • ¼ bell pepper red, small, washed, cut into small cubes
  • ¼ onion small, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli green, large, washed, cut in small slices
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • tsp cumin powder
  • tsp salt
  • 1/16 tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil


  • Cut and prepare the vegetables - spinach, pepper, onion, chilli and have the spices on hand - curry powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the above ingredients in a bowl to ensure the spices and seasoning stick to the vegetables.
  • Crack in 2 eggs and whisk well.
  • Heat the oil in a small pan on low heat and swirl the oil to coat the pan.
  • Pour the egg-veggie mixture into the pan and use a spatula to spread the vegetables evenly.
  • Cook on low heat to achieve that beautiful golden and thick omelette. Once the surface of the egg begins to dry, it's time to flip over the omelette.
  • Once flipped, continue to cook for a few more minutes until cooked through. Transfer on a roti (flatbread), roll and savour every bite.


  • Prepare the veggies beforehand to save time.
  • Cut the spinach in thin strips and finely chop the other vegetables. It helps to create a thick omelette.
  • Add the spices to the vegetables - before adding the eggs. Otherwise, the spices won’t mix properly and you’ll end up with lumps of spice.
  • Use a small pan - this also helps to create a thick omelette.
  • Before adding the eggs to the pan, swirl the oil to coat the pan. This ensures the eggs don't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Be patient in cooking the omelette on low heat. You want to avoid fiddling with the omelette and allow it to set. The low heat ensures the eggs are cooked through but also helps to create a thick beautiful omelette.
  • Don't flip over too quickly; otherwise, the omelette will fall apart.
  • Use a wide spatula to flip over the omelette.
  • For more servings, multiply the recipe as needed.
  • Best served hot.
Nutrition Facts
How To Make An Omelette - Desi~Style | Easy Ethnic Recipes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 435mg18%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 3242IU65%
Vitamin C 109mg132%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.