Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Indian Omelete

  Omelet or Omelette is a dish made from beaten  eggs quickly cooked with butter or oil in a frying pan , some fillings can be added such as cheese , vegetables , meat or combination of above.
 To obtain the fluffy texture , the egg is beated along with milk or cream or water. Some add baking powder to get the fluffiness, we won’t add the baking powder usually uses milk. The bubbles formed while beating makes the omelet light and fluffy.
Omelets may be fully cooked or partially without flipping to other side.
 This Indian omelet is often called as masala omelet as it is made with the addition of spices which vary from region to region. Most commonly used are finely chopped green chillies , onion , coriander leaves or powder , cumin , turmeric and pepper , whisked along with egg and cooked in a griddle or pan.
Many birds eggs are consumed by human , that include hen’s egg , duck egg and quail egg.

Nutrients in Egg :
Hen’s eggs are most commonly eaten eggs. It is a good source of essential amino acids for human and several vitamins and minerals including retinol ( vitamin A) , riboflavin ( vitamin B2 ) , folic acid ( vitamin B9 ) , vitamin B6 ,vitamin B12 , , choline , iron , calcium , phosphorous and potassium.
Egg’s vitamins A , D and E are in its yolk. Egg is one of the few foods which naturally contains vitamin D. choline which is present in the yolk is an essential nutrient for development of brain , so it is to be included in the diet of pregnant and nursing women to ensure healthy fetal brain development.

Requirements :
Egg – 2 nos
Milk- 4 tbsp
Chopped Tomato- 2 tbsp
Chopped Onion – 2 tbsp
Green chilly - 1 
Curry leaves – 5 leaves
Black Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt - ¼ tsp
Oil - ½ tsp

Method :
Break the eggs in to a bowl  and add the milk.
Add finely chopped onion, curry leaves , tomato and green chilly.
 Whisk well and then add pepper powder and required salt. Mix well.
Heat the griddle; pour the oil followed the egg mixture.

Cook in medium flame.
Flip to other side and cook till it is done.
Indian omelet is ready to  serve.