Starting a great day is always important for all of us, right? So how do we all start our day?? Exercise, tea, getting dressed up, breakfast office, morning chores, the lists are endless. Each one of us have our different style and need. One thing which is common and important to all of us are the breakfast. Having a healthy energy giving brekkie is important for us to pull through the whole day. A well rounded wholesome breakfast is always better than having something heavy. This is my opinion. I’m all up for Indian breakfasts. I love the varieties of breakfast option we have got in India. But I prefer something light but fullfilling and nutritious for a breakfast. Having too much carbs for breakfast pulls me to a lesser productive dull state.
As the saying goes in India, “sunday ya monday, roz khaao ande”, which literally means sunday or monday or any other day, have eggs. Recent studies and the latest trend of low carb/keto diets opt eggs as the best brekkie. Smoothies, smoothie bowls and eggs in different forms are my preferred form of morning meals. There are a whole lot of ways you can prepare the eggs. Many of it are damn easy, quick and whizzed up in minutes. Omlettes are the favorite amongst them. World over, you can find different combinations of omelettes. vegetables, meat, cheese included ones or not, stuffed ones or flavored ones.
You can find different types of omlette recipes in website too. Today I’m sharing with you two types of Indian omlettes which are spicy and stuffed with Indian masalas and spices overlaoded. First one is the our own Kerala style spicy omlette with a few basic ingredients which is either served with taosted bread or made for lunch or dinner. You can find this made at home as well as tea stalls to roadside food eateries to restaurants to five star hotels. Basics like onions, chillies and curry leaves goes into the making of this. This pairs well with English bread as well as Indian rice or flat breads.
Second is a stuffed one with veggies which is flavor overlaoded with Indian spices. Basic trios along with spice powders and veggies make this a rounded up meal, giving you energy throught out the day and keeps you full for a long time. I’ve added green peas, potatoes, mushrooms and corns in this. You can replace it with your dietary needs. Cheese is an extra addition to pep up your protein and calcium needs. One tip which I would love to share when making an omlette is that , try adding a tablespoon or two of water or milk to the egg mixture for obtaining a fluffy and soft omlette. Addition of ingredients is purely one’s choice and likes.
As I said earlier, there are umpteen ways of making omlettes and I will be sharing with you all the different types of egg preparations at regular intervals as this is one way of controlling your diet by keeping a check on your weight and health alternatively. Maintaining a sound health and keep slim n trim gives you the energy, stamina and positiveness to life. Always start your day positively with some eggs which can be done in minutes with out any hassle and tiring, tedious procedures. wishing every one a great day and remaining year ahead.
Masala Omlette, Kerala style:
Whisk till egg whites and yolks are well combined followed by adding of water and whisking again. Then add rest of the ingredients. Whisk again for a minute so that everything gets evenly combined.
Heat a pan to medium high temperature. Add 2 tablespoons virgin Coconut oil. Swirl it around the pan. Add the egg mixture and spread it out so that you get an even sized thin omlette. Once 3/4th done, either flip it around or fold it into half.
A good tasty omelette should be medium rare and moist. Serve with tasty, juice and fruits for breakfast or with rice for lunch and flat bread for dinner.
Stuffed Masala Omlette:
For the filling:
Heat a wok. Add the butter, followed by the onions, ginger garlic paste and chillies. Saute till fragrant and the rawness departs.
Add the potatoes and mushrooms diced into small cubes. Combine and cook till the potatoes are done and mushrooms are dried.Mix up everything and sauce till aromatic. Then add the peas and corn followed by the spice powders. Saute everything together and cook for few minutes. Add generous amount of fresh coriander and combine. Finally sprinkle some Garam Masala and the fiilling is ready.
Heat a pan and add butter. Spread it out until melted. Pour the egg mixture and cook for a minute. Keep levelling it by spreading it out, when half done, Place the filling on one side along with some fresh coriander, cheddar cheese and two pinches of chat masala. Fold it over and flip immediately . Switch off the stove and take out the omelette after a minute.
Enjoy this filling breakfast which is low in carb and keto in nature.
For those of you on diet, this can be a perfect breakfast or dinner.
Stay Healthy and Happy Cooking!!!!