Masala Omelettes

The best Masala omlette I have ever had was in a place called Kwality in Dehradun. Doon as it is often referred to, is the setting for many an amazing tale from tigers to ghosts to unforgettable characters like Rusty and the boy with no face from Ruskin Bond… Old Dehradun has a kind of romance and refinement about it, a bit like the famous aged basmati rice it grows or the Doon school it provides a home to . We have stopped here many times on our way to the hills .. Breakfast at Kwality used to be a permanent fixture on our trips – sitting on the sunny balcony with the mild morning sun on our face , watching the cars go up Rajpur Road and eating cheese stuffed masala omlette, toast made with freshly baked bread and hot chocolate – all of which provided perfect fodder for the hill climb ahead ..

Samin’s cheese omlette comes a close second and on the rare occasions that he is home, he rustles up one for me… This morning I decided to make my own and sitting at the desk at the office looking out at the perfect autumn trees it provided the perfect folder for a busy day ahead.. Recipe below anyone is interested :

1. Whisk up 2 large eggs with a tablespoon of milk, a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp of chilli powder – (I use our own chilli and fenugreek spice blend which you can pick up from us if you want) .

2. Heat a heavy bottom pan and add a bit of butter or 1 tsp sunflower oil . Let the pan heat and then pour the egg mixture and using a fork whisk it a bit till it starts setting.

3. Add 1tsp chopped coriander leaves and 2 tablespoon of grated cheese – Amul is perfect and any processed cheese is actually as good but if you want you can substitute with cheddar .

4. Let the cheese melt and the fold over and enjoy with hot buttered toast or in my case today a sliced avocado .

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