Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bread omelet

Omelet sandwiched between two slices of bread and flavored with sauces and chutneys.

This is my hubby's most favorite breakfast to pack for office. I am sure many know to make it, but posting it for his friend who wanted to know the recipe for this unique 'Indian egg sandwich'.

The procedure is of two fold. First toasting the bread and then preparing the omelet. Arrange it according to taste.

To toast the bread:
Bread - 4 slices
(Any bread works fine, but I prefer the fluffy 'old fashioned white bread' always).

Toast them in a bread toaster. Otherwise heat a griddle with a 1/4 tsp butter. Pan roast the bread both sides till we a get a beautiful red color.
Repeat for the remaining slices too. Keep aside.

The red chutney:
Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp

The green chutney:
Mint leaf - 1 cup
cilantro leaves - 3 cups
vinegar - 1/4 cup
salt - 1/4 tsp
green chilly - 4

Wash and clean the leaves.
Grind all the above to a fine paste and keep refrigerated. We can make a lot of chutney and store for at least 2-3 weeks.

To make omelet:

Egg - 3
Red onion (finely chopped) - 1
green chilly (finely chopped)- 3
coconut oil - 1 tbsp (any oil)
salt- 1/8 tsp for each egg added.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cheese - 2 tbsp (optional)

Break and pour the egg in to a mixing bowl.
Chop the onion and green chilly very finely.
Add salt and cumin seeds to the egg and beat well.
Now add the chopped onion and chilly. Using a fork , beat till the egg doubles its volume.
Heat a tbsp of coconut oil in a dosa griddle .
Pour the well beaten egg, reduce heat. Flip the omelet. Cook both sides completely and keep aside.

Take two toasted bread slices. Spread a little unsalted butter if we have used a bread toaster.
Coat the top of one bread with 1 tbsp tomato ketchup and the next slice with 1 tbsp green chutney.
Cut the omelet into two and place a 1/2 inside and close the breads.
Make a diagonal cut and serve.

Like wise do for the next pair of bread slices.

Bread omelet is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as a breakfast or evening snack.


Asha said...

YUM! I make these for my kids for lunch sometimes, they love it. Looks delicious Viki!:)

Life is beautiful !!! said...

Wonderful pic and neat presentation :)

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm!!!feel like grabbing that sandwich, truly tempting..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Simple, easy and elegant! Nice choice for breakfast or brunch!

Unknown said...

My comfort breakfast! :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very yummy presentation. my son's fav meal - anytime of the day...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious favourite omlet sandwich

Ann said...

Super tempting adn inviting!

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy sandwiches viki, loved the recipe...

Priya dharshini said...

Sandwich luks delicious and filling...

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Thats really awesome one for breakfast, lunch and anytime of the day viki.. Very handy na..

SathyaSridhar said...

Enna Viki,,epdi irukkeenga...Bread omlet super ah irukkae nalla presentation panirukeenga paa...toast with spicy spread super dear..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This one is regular too in my kitchen. Tempting and nice clicks Viki....

Hamaree Rasoi

Gita Jaishankar said...

This is my usual breakfast too Viki...and my husband's favorite, he can have this sandwich any time of the day :) Nice pictures dear, my version is also similar to yours except that I saute the onions and add the eggs :)

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice one..Even i posted this...Who doesnt like Egg with Bread toasted in BF..My fav too

San said...

This is one breakfast i will never get tired of.Such a comfort n a filling breakfast,like to have it in a leisure time.Pleasing picture.

Yasmeen said...

Quick and satisfying sandwich,I make it very often :D

Gomathi said...

Eventhough it is a common breakfast menu, you have made the recipe very creatively and your presentation is really superb!

Hats off Viki!

Jaleela Kamal said...

wow yummy toast