Masala Omelette
Masala Omelette
5 from 7 votes
Get ready to spice up your breakfast table with a culinary journey to India! Our masala omelette recipe is a vibrant, delicious, and protein-packed dish that promises to bring a whole new level of flavour to your morning. 
Masala Omelette

Are you in the mood for a hearty and flavorful breakfast that’s easy to whip up? Look no further than the classic Masala Omelette!

Originating from the bustling streets of India, this dish is a staple in many households and street food stalls alike. Its roots lie in the vibrant culinary traditions of the Indian subcontinent, where bold spices and fresh ingredients come together to create irresistible flavors.

Despite its exotic name, making a Masala Omelette is surprisingly simple, making it an ideal choice for beginner cooks looking to impress.

With just a handful of ingredients and a few easy steps, you can have a delicious and satisfying meal ready in no time. Whether you’re craving a quick breakfast, a light lunch, or a flavorful dinner, this versatile dish has you covered.

Expert Tip: Experiment with different spice blends and add-ins to customize the omelette to your taste preferences.


Eggs: What would an omelette be without eggs? Eggs provide a smooth and fluffy canvas to showcase our vibrant flavours. Rich in protein and other essential nutrients, eggs lend structure and texture to the omelette.  

Red Onions: Red onions add a punch of sweetness and crunch to our omelette, balancing the spices perfectly. They’re also a great source of dietary fibre and vitamin C. If you’re not a fan of red onions, white or yellow ones can be a good substitute, adding a slightly different flavour profile. 

Tomatoes: Tomatoes bring a fresh, tangy flavour to the Masala Omelette. They’re also rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Don’t have fresh tomatoes? Don’t fret, a spoonful of tomato puree or a sprinkle of sun-dried tomatoes can work just as well. 

Green Chillies: This is where the real heat kicks in. Green chillies give our omelette a spicy kick, while also offering a refreshing contrast to the richness of the eggs. They can be adjusted according to your heat preference or substituted with bell peppers for a milder taste. 

Salt: It’s all about balance when it comes to salt. It enhances the flavours of the other ingredients and makes sure that our omelette is seasoned to perfection. You can use any kind of salt that you prefer, just remember to adjust to your taste. 

Chilli Powder: For an extra spice boost, chilli powder is our go-to. It gives the omelette its vibrant colour and pungent flavour. You could opt for paprika as an alternative if you prefer a smoky flavour with less heat. 

Turmeric Powder (Haldi): Adding a warm, earthy flavour and a beautiful golden colour to our omelette, turmeric also boasts significant health benefits. If you’re out of turmeric, a pinch of curry powder could work as it also contains turmeric. 

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves add a final touch of freshness and colour to our omelette. If coriander isn’t your thing, you could use parsley or mint as an alternative. 

Butter: Finally, butter is what makes our omelette irresistibly rich and glossy. You could use ghee or olive oil as an alternative for a different flavour profile. 

Expert Tip: For extra fluffiness, beat the eggs until light and frothy before adding the other ingredients.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy the Masala Omelette hot off the pan with a side of fluffy paratha for a satisfying breakfast or brunch.
  • Pair it with toasted bread or pav (bread rolls) for a simple yet satisfying meal.
  • Serve alongside a fresh green salad for a light and nutritious lunch option.
  • Wrap the omelette in a warm tortilla or roti for a delicious grab-and-go meal on busy days.
  • Accompany with a dollop of tangy yogurt or a drizzle of hot sauce for extra flavor.

Expert Tip: Use a non-stick frying pan to prevent the omelette from sticking and ensure easy flipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other vegetables in this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the omelette with your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach.

Can I make this omelette ahead of time?

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can make the omelette ahead of time and reheat it gently in a pan or microwave before serving.

Can I adjust the spice level of the omelette?

Of course! Adjust the amount of green chillies and chilli powder according to your personal preference for spice.

Can I make a vegan version of this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute eggs with tofu or chickpea flour batter for a vegan-friendly alternative.

Can I omit the butter for a healthier option?

Yes, you can use cooking spray or a small amount of oil instead of butter for a lighter version of the omelette.

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Masala Omelette

Masala Omelette

by Nabeela Kauser
Get ready to spice up your breakfast table with a culinary journey to India! Our masala omelette recipe is a vibrant, delicious, and protein-packed dish that promises to bring a whole new level of flavour to your morning. 
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 186 kcal


  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Onions Red
  • 1 Tomatoes
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • handful Coriander
  • 1 tbsp Butter


  • In a bowl crack the eggs then mix
  • Finely chop the onions, tomatoes, green chillies and add into the eggs along with the rest of the spices then whisk until well combined
  • In a frying pan add about a tablespoon of butter then melt on low heat
  • Add the egg mixture then cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked through
  • Serve immediately with a side of paratha and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 10gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 261mgSodium: 810mgPotassium: 345mgFibre: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1328IUVitamin C: 16mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Breakfast, Cooking, Desi Breakfast, Egg, Food, Omelette, Recipe
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