Masala Omelette

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Chef Steven Ferneding shares his recipe for Masala Omelettes. For more information on Steven's new cookbook Trading Dishes, CLICK HERE.

Top of the Morning Masala Omelette

  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Total time: 10 Minutes
  • 4 tablespoons of Ghee [Indian butter]
  • or 4 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 8 eggs (Farm fresh/ vegetarian fed, cage free eggs are the best option)
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (optional for extra fluffiness)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 8 tablespoons of a small red onion (chopped very small)
  • 2 tablespoon of fresh ginger (minced)
  • optional: 1 small red or green chili (minced)
  • or use 1/4 teaspoon of dried chili flakes (spicy)


  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro (leave whole or chopped small)
  • Fresh ground pepper and Sea salt to taste

You’ll Need:

  • 1 small sauté pan
  • 1 whisk or fork
  • 1 medium size bowl
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife

Let’s Cook!

Omelette mixture:

1. Crack the eggs on the side of the

bowl + add a pinch of turmeric powder + a pinch of salt

2. With a whisk or fork beat the eggs until frothy (about 45 seconds)

3. Add milk + beat again to incorporate (optional)

4. Set bowl aside

5. Heat up ghee or oil in Sauté pan

• Add red onion + ginger

• Sauté for 30 seconds while stirring occasionally

• Remove from heat + add to egg



1. Place sauté pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium/ high

2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil or ghee + swirl around the pan to heat it up

3. Add a droplet of water to insure that the pan is hot enough; it should sizzle when it’s


4. Pour 1/4 of the egg mixture into hot pan + cook for 10 seconds + turn heat to medium

5. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes, use spatula to fold in half (omelette should release easily and be

golden brown on the bottom)

6. Remove from heat + let rest for 1 1/2 minutes

7. Repeat for remaining mixture (if you have two pans you can make both omelettes at the

same time!)

8. Enjoy!

To Plate

Remove omelette from pan + place onto a plate + sprinkle with salt and pepper + cilantro

Chef’s Tip

Masala Omelette’s are usually eaten with a piece of toast or roti (indian flat bread) and a cup of

Chia tea or coffee