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Whether you are in a hurry for work or having those evening hunger pangs, eggs can be a quick and easy solution for both. The versatility of eggs is no stranger to us. You would find people eating eggs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and sometimes as snacks too. They can be made into an omlette, a poached egg, a curry or simple boiled and stuffed into a sandwich. In India, we have adapted eggs to suit our tastes. So there’s a spicy egg curry being cooked for lunch in one household and an omlette being fried in another, a few metres away. The ability of eggs to fit into your taste and needs makes it a loved food item in the kitchen pantry. The ease of making eggs adds to it too. The Indian version of scrambled eggs is the desi anda bhurji that can be made into a sandwich or served with chapatti and paratha. 

Similarly, the omlette has also taken an Indian shape with the masala omlette that is often prepared in Indian homes. The eggs are whisked with chopped vegetables like onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and sometimes capsicum too. Salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder are added to it and the mixture is spread evenly on a pan. Once it is cooked from one side, the omlette is flipped and finally folded into half like a crescent moon. However, we never thought that an omlette looked like a blade until we discovered that this egg dish is of French origin. 

Crispy Eggplant omlette 

On a trail to South of France, Napoleon was travelling with his army and ended up resting at an inn in a small town. To satiate his hunger, the inn’s caretaker produced an omlette on the table and to her surprise, Napoleon was quite impressed. Derived from the French amlette which means blade, the omlette when folded into half is believed to look the same. 

Interesting, right? How about we tell you that you can make an eggplant omlette too? Home Chef Alison created an Eggplant omlette and Slurrp Community member Sonia Sarpal tried it too. Here’s a recipe of the same if you wish to experiment. 

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Eggplant Omlette


For Batter

  • 1 round eggplant/ brinjal
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 small chopped Onion
  • 1 small chopped Tomato
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 chopped Green chilly
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder, chilly flakes

For Coating

  1. Salt to taste
  2. 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  3. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  4. 2 tbsp oil for cooking
  5. Method
  6. Take round eggplants and cut thick slices. 
  7. Cut out the centre of these slices and keep aside.
  8. Next, take the rings and toss them in spices like salt, turmeric powder and red chilly powder. 
  9. Chop the centre part of the eggplants and add to them, chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander leaves. 
  10. Break an egg in this and add spices like salt and red chilly powder. Whisk it all together. 
  11. Heat oil in a pan and place the eggplant rings in it. 
  12. Now take the egg mixture and pour it in the centre of each ring. 
  13. Cook it from both sides and serve hot with some tomato ketchup.