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Afghani Omlette


Afghani Omlette




Mornings and breakfasts are inseparable. To have an easy and healthy is ideal but busy mornings can mean gobbling down junk food.

Not anymore. This Omlette, though the name states omelette, Afghani Omlette is more like bullseye or sunny side up eggs on a bed of chopped veggies.

What is stunning about this dish is that it is simply uncomplicated, and to believe that something so easy can turn out this delicious is just stunning! When the cubed potatoes crisp and brown the juices from the tomato caramelize to form this umami flavor that is unbelievably good. This dish requires no spices and is prepared with basic ingredients you can find at home. 

The first time I came across this omelette, I felt what was so great in this dish that made it unique. Well, the addition of potatoes made it interesting, so I definitely had to give it a try and oh boy was it good. The original version that has just salt and pepper has its intense flavor bomb in itself, though I wanted to try using Garam masala and Chilli powder. I'd recommend trying the dish with just salt and pepper for a first timer. 

This is a great recipe for busy mothers especially, kids will love it. Can be had as it is with a spoon or you may dip and eat using any sort of bread. 

Ingredients :

  • 1 tbsp butter/ oil 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion chopped finely 
  • 1 small potato cubed (peeling the skin is optional) 
  • 1 tomato chopped finely
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala (optional) 
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder (optional) 
  • Red Chilli Flakes/green chilli for garnish

Instructions:


  1. In a small Omlette pan, drop a piece of butter and saute your potatoes and allow to cook well and crisp up on the outsides. 
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Next add in your chopped onions and add salt. 
  4. Now add in your tomatoes, add salt and pepper to taste, close the lid and allow to cook for 1 minute. 
  5. Open the lid and mix well and allow the tomato to caramelize well. 
  6. Finally add in your chilli powder and Garam masala (this is an optional step). 
  7. Saute well. Spread the veggies and crack in 2 eggs and allow to cook depending on the consistency you like you eggs, I did my eggs for around 4-5 minutes. *
  8. Add in salt, pepper and red chilli flakes /slit green chillies according to your choice. 
  9. Your easy peesy Afghani Omlette is ready to serve! 😍 




Notes:

  1. Do not add the Garam masala and red chilli powder if preparing for the first time. The authentic Omlette without additions is the best. 
  2. Egg cooking directions:
  3. 3-4 minutes runny yolk
  4. 4-5 minutes semi cooked yolk
  5. 5-7 minutes yolk cooked well. 


Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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