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Indian Omelette

Indian Omelette

At the crack of dawn in India's railway stations men and women armed with eggs and frying pans are to be found preparing these omelettes outside carriage windows.

bar Indian Omelette
It's a great spectacle to watch and makes travelling on India's railway network all the more fun.

Picture by Werner Van Peppen

Serves 2

2 medium eggs
½ onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 green chilli, seeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
1 fresh tomato, finely chopped, for garnish


Whisk together all of the ingredients except the oil and the tomato in a bowl with a fork. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Carefully pour the omelette mixture into the pan and cook for 30-45 seconds, then flip over the omelette and cook on the other side.

Serve scattered with the chopped tomato, and with some bread or toast.


(c) 2012

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