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Masala Omelette with eggs and cilantro on the counter
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Masala Omelette

This Masala Omelette is a quick and delicious breakfast that’s filled with easy-to-find Indian spices and topped with fresh herbs..
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 202kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp tandoori masala spice mix (See recipe notes for substitution information.)
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 oz whole milk
  • ½ TB butter or olive oil
  • tsp sea salt
  • small handful fresh herbs: cilantro and diced green onion recommended


  • Whisk eggs together with all other ingredients except butter, salt, and herbs. 
  • Preheat an omelette pan to just under medium heat.  Add butter, and let it melt.  (Do not let the butter brown.)
  • Pour eggs into pan, swirl eggs around pan to spread out the mixture, and then add salt and half the herbs to the center of the mixture. DON'T TOUCH your omelette for about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Once the edges of the eggs start pulling away from the pan and appear crisp, use a plastic spatula to fold (or roll) the omelette together.
  • Remove from heat immediately, even though the inside will still appear runny, because the inside will continue cooking from the heat of the surrounding egg.
  • Top with remaining herbs and serve immediately.


Makes 1 Omelette
Homemade Tandoori Spice Mix: Blend 2 TB cumin, 2 TB garlic powder, 2 TB paprika, 4 tsp ginger, 1 TB coriander, 2 tsp cardamom, and use 1 tsp of mixture in place of pre-made spice mix
Recipe Variations: Use garam masala instead of tandoori spice mix.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 345mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 211mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1880IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg