By lettercollum - 1 Dec 2020
Our chickens have no idea that the covid virus has slowed most of the world down so we have a lot of eggs They are laying like machines, their systems in synch with the daylight hours. The eggs are piling up in baskets on the window sill awaiting a mission in life, Ordinarily we pass these valuable ovoids around our friends but as we have to stay at home we’re having to up our intake.
I’m digging out recipes that use eggs, this is a tasty one.
Indian Style Eggs is a fast and easy dish for brunch or lunch. A kind of a lightly spiced Indian style omelette with salad piled on top. I use garam masala, which is a mix of spices, which have been toasted and ground.
Indian Style Omelette with Salad on Top.
2tbs ghee or vegetable oil
½ tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
1 big ripe tomato or a handful of ripe cherry tomatoes
1 green chilli (optional)
a handful of chopped fresh coriander.
Peel the onions, cut them in half, then cut into 1cm slices.
Cut the slices into 1 cm pieces.
Heat a frying pan, add the oil or ghee then fry the onions on a medium high heat until they are translucent but still a bit crisp. This will take a few minutes. The onions shouldn’t brown.
Whisk the eggs in bowl together with the salt, then pour over the onions. Give the pan a little shake to mix the eggs and onions together then using a fork, draw the egg mixture that is setting to the middle, repeat this again with the set egg and give the pan a shake to even the ingredients out.
Sprinkle the teaspoon of garam masala over the top then turn the heat to low and cover the omelette with a lid for a couple of minutes, until the top is more or less set. Don’t overcook as the residual heat will make the eggs finish setting.
Dice the tomato/es and season with a little salt. Thinly slice the chilli. Maybe check out how hot it is by testing the end near the stalk. If you find it too hot remove some of the seeds as this is where the heat is. Of course if you don’t like chillies leave the chilli out and maybe substitute chopped spring onion.
Chop the fresh coriander.
Scatter the tomatoes, chilli and coriander over the top of the omelette and eat immediately.