Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hare Masale Ka Omlate (Eggs With Fresh Green Herbs)

"March Potluck" is this week's theme at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) where we are currently cooking from Madhur Jaffrey's recipes. I made this omelette at the spur of the moment on one of the weeknight dinner. I wanted a dish which is not too heavy, to serve with white rice and some other dishes, so an omelette is just perfect, and I remembered seeing an omelette recipe from one of MJ's book. 

Found the recipe and I have all the ingredients! Fresh spring onions from my garden, eggs and some corianders in my fridge, the main ingredients that are needed for this omelette. There's some fresh green chillies in my fridge as well which I bought for some pickles but have yet to make, but I have forgotten to take the chillies from my fridge and only realised that when I was halfway through cooking the omelette.

The thing that I love about this omelette is, the usage of minced ginger and turmeric powder. It does make a difference to the overall taste of it. I could smell the wonderful aroma from the turmeric and ginger. Turmeric is one of my favourite spice, we use the fresh turmeric rhizome often in most of our Nyonya spicy dishes.

I like the colour of this omelette, golden yellow with specks of greens!

Firstly the spring onions are sauteed, then the minced garlic are added in, followed by the rest of the ingredients. This recipe contains a tiny amount of sugar, which I've used just a pinch, and also just a squeeze of lemon juice. A few seconds after I've added in the turmeric, the wonderful aroma starts to fill the air! I just love the smell of turmeric. The beaten eggs, seasoned with some salt and lots of black pepper powder (I used coarse black pepper powder), are gently poured into the pan and turn the heat to medium low, cover the pan and cook for a few minutes until the eggs are set and cooked.  But I have turned the omelette over when the bottom has brown a little and cook the other side about a minute or two more, just to lightly brown it. 

Cut to wedges to serve.  Delicious! If you love having omelette with rice, give this a try, I'm sure that you will like it too!

To view what my other friends are cooking, please do drop by I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC).

I'm sharing this too with :
Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Recipe Box hosted by Bizzy Bakes

Eggs with Fresh Green Herbs
(Hare Masale Ka Omlate)
(adapted from "100 Essential Curries", Madhur Jaffrey)
Serves 2-4
5 large eggs
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 spring onions, cut into fine rounds (the white as well as the green sections)
1/4 teaspoon peeled, very finely chopped garlic
3 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
1-2 fresh, hot green chillies, sliced into fine rounds
1/2 teaspoon peeled, very finely chopped fresh ginger
generous pinch of ground turmeric
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (I added about 1/2 tsp)
1/2 teaspoon sugar (I added about 1/4 teaspoon)

Step One
Break the eggs into a bowl and beat well. Add a generous 1/4 teaspoon salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Step Two
Put the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and set over medium-high heat. When hot, add the spring onions. Stir and fry until the onions just start to brown at the edges. Add the garlic and stir for a few seconds. Now put in the green coriander, chillies, ginger and turmeric. Stir for a few seconds. Add the lemon juice and sugar and stir to mix. Working quickly, spread the herbs around evenly in the pan.

Step Three
Now pour in the beaten eggs and let them spread to the edges of the pan. Cove, turn the beat to medium-low and cook for a few minutes, just until the eggs have set. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.



  1. With some toasted bread,i'll happily have this omelette rite now.

  2. This look simple dish though with extra added ingredients in. I simply adore omelette. Sometimes me too, half way cooking forgotten another ingredient to add in .

  3. Hi Joyce! I can have any omelette for my meal esp with porridge or rice! Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Eileen, hundred eighty degreesSunday, March 10, 2013

    Hi Joyce, I can have omelette with rice and feel contented with it.: )

  5. isnt it wonderful to always get new ideas from cookbook? i hv never thought of putting ginger and turmeric into omelette. sounds wonderful, friend!

  6. What a pretty omelet! I, too, love all the flecks of green.

  7. great informative blog, with great recipes. hope you dont mind if i link you.

  8. Your omelette is a beautiful color! I think omelettes and frittatas a perfect spring dishes.

  9. Joyce, this is a new omelette recipe for me! Interesting to use ginger and turmeric in an omelette. I love the specks of green too and will give this a try.

  10. Hi Joyce,

    I like adding turmeric for a pretty yellow glow in some of my food. Your golden coloured omelette look bright and flavorsome to eat.


  11. Joyce, I love eggs, esp cooking it in this way, it is good to eat by its own or placing on toast!

  12. This looks delicious with all the herbs and spices--perfect with rice. Great Potluck pick! ;-)

  13. That's a picture perfect omelette. I give it two Thumbs up!

  14. This omelette looks delicious, Joyce! Love all the flavours in the omelette.

  15. Perfect omelette for the breaky !!! Loved it :-)
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  16. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. This omelette looks flavorful , Joyce ! Love everything in this simple yet very tasty dish :)

  18. Joyce,
    I love turmeric too. Love the smell and the wonderful yellow colour.

    Your omelette looks lovely and nice. Love it!

  19. This omelette looks wonderful, Joyce - I know I would love it. How wonderful that you were able to use fresh turmeric - that is a bit of a rarity here.

  20. Healthy and delicious combination.. Love it :)
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