The egg is incredibly packed with high-quality protein, disease-fighting nutrients, iron, choline, and a multitude of vitamins and minerals. It’s so versatile, it can be served as breakfast, a quick and easy side dish for lunch or dinner, a quick snack, with stuffing (Check stuffed Eggs with chicken for a protein-rich egg recipe) and in all kinds of sweet or savoury dishes.
The best thing about an omelette is that you can let your creativity take over and add stuff that makes it even more nutritious and tasty. And it is one of the easiest things you can do with eggs.
The vegetables in this omelette add colour and crunch to it which complements the fluffy texture. The turmeric imparts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and also a nice yellowish tint to the omelette.
One of the reasons why I love the vegetable omelette is that you can sneak in quite a few vegetables and the omelette gets loved and eaten without any questions asked.
Recipe for vegetable omelette with turmeric
Ingredients (for about 4 omelettes)
- eggs – 4
- carrot – 1, grated
- onion – 1, finely chopped
- bell pepper – 1, finely chopped
- parsley or cilantro, finely chopped – 1/2 cup
- turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- salt and pepper
- Beat all the ingredients together.
- Spread 1 teaspoon of oil in a non-stick skillet.
- Pour 2 tablespoonfuls of the beaten mixture, spreading evenly.
- Cook covered on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- When one side is cooked, flip, and immediately transfer to a serving plate.
- Another option is to fold the omelette without flipping, in the traditional way.
Though omelettes are one of the easiest dishes to prepare, the trick lies in the technique and time taken for cooking, so as to maintain the right texture and taste.
Some don’ts while cooking the vegetable omelette with turmeric:
- Don’t use more than 1 teaspoon of oil for cooking- else the edges may turn crispy.
- Don’t overheat the pan before pouring the egg mixture- else one side will get overcooked or even burnt.
- Don’t leave the omelette in the pan after flipping- else it might get overcooked and turn out rubbery.
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