Thursday, February 12, 2009


Omelet / Omelette / Muttai adai.

Just a very simple egg omelet. This is my mom's method. I love to make it with coconut oil only.As its flavor will fill the entire house with grace.
This oil is my secret ingredient for a successful omelet. But nowadays my health conscious brain dictates me to use olive oil instead:( Still the omelet stays good.
In my dad's house we prefer to have it with fish curry and plain steamed rice.


Egg - 1
Red onion (finely chopped) - 2 tbsp
green chilli (finely chopped)- 1
Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
coconut oil - 1 tbsp (any oil)
salt- 1/8 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp

Take a bowl and fork.
Break and pour the egg in to the 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. Beat till the egg doubles its volume:)
Heat a tbsp of coconut oil in a pancake pan / dosa tawa / chapathi tawa . (I keep the omelet pan as separate and donot use it for other cooking. As it will emit an unwanted smell while cooking other recipes).
Pour the well beaten egg on the pan.
Reduce heat. Flip the omelet. Be more attentive, so that the omelet do not get charred.
Take it out.
Place on a serving saucer. sprinkle some freshly ground pepper over the omelet.
Egg omelet is ready !

Serving suggestions:

Serve hot either as breakfast or as side dish.

Sweet memories:

My 'packi anna - periyamma' and 'cook - Gnanamani' call it as Muttai adai in pure Tamil.


Varsha Vipins said...

If someone asks me wats ma fav food in thi whole world,il say Omlette..:D
Lovely Viki..:)We make this minus cumins,add lil pepper too..:)

FH said...

Muttai Adai sounds lovely, sounds like a good breakfast to me! :))

Cham said...

My fav, morn, luch, dinner I would love to have omelette!

Priya Suresh said...

Can have omelet fav!!

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