Omelet Curry

Omelet Curry

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My theme for this marathon is curry in a hurry under 30 minutes. Whenever I am pressed for time, tomato shorva and eggs come to my rescue. In my house, especially for men, a morsel of food would not go down the throat with out meats, poultry, seafood or eggs and the men folk would not mind eating eggs 3 times a day, 7 days a week! Isn’t it ironic that in a kitchen where non veg and eggs are cooked on a daily basis, I have posted only vegetable curries thus far in this marathon! Hence, it is an egg curry for day 5. For the next two days, I have one veg curry and the other curry, I am yet to decide. I do have couple of non-veg curries in my drafts but I am not totally satisfied with pictures. So, I might end up posting another veg curry!

Omelet is the most often cooked item in my kitchen followed chicken and boiled eggs. Boiling, cooling and shelling eggs is time consuming and opted not to post boiled egg curry during this marathon. Actually, I timed the the preparation the last time I made the the curry and it took me little over 30 minutes and did not want to try it again. If I planned the preparation properly, I think I still can make an egg curry under 30 minutes. As I was brain storming for some quick egg recipes, I remember omelet curry.

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Few years ago, when my athama (MIL) visited us, we made shrimp fry (curry). After dinner, we had some leftover curry without any shrimp in it. I did not feel like throwing away that curry and athama suggested this omelet curry. She said she usually makes omelet curry whenever she has leftover shrimp curry, without shrimp in it. She made that curry the following day and both Mr.U & I liked it. She sauteed the omelet in left over curry and it tasted wonderful! We liked it so much that I would make the curry base from scratch and prepare omelet curry, instead of waiting for some leftover curry. I have not made this curry in a long time and this marathon made me revisit it. This curry can be made with leftover curry from shrimp, chicken or mutton.

Couple of weekends ago, we went out on a Saturday and by the time we got home in the evening, we were very tired and were in no mood to go out for dinner. I quickly made this omelet curry and pappu khut. My dinner was served in 32 minutes (pappu khut and omelet curry)! That day, I made the curry with 7 eggs and still was able to cook it under 30 minutes.

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 1-2


  • 1- 1 1/2 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 medium Onion chopped or 1/2 cup chopped Onions
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tsp. Coriander powder
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • 1 Medium Tomato
  • 3 Eggs, 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder, Pinch of Salt
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp. Oil
  • 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • Cilantro to Garnish


  • Heat Oil in a pan and saute onions translucent.

    Omelet Curry
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.

    Omelet Curry
  • Add chili powder, coriander powder, salt and mix well.

    omelet curry
  • Add tomato, cover and cook until it is mushy and soft. Cook for few minutes until becomes nice brown in color.
    omelet curry

    omelet curry
  • Now you have two options. If you are lazy to do dishes, transfer the curry to a bowl and make the the omelet in the same pan. OR, take a separate pan and make the omelet. Beat 3 eggs, chili powder and salt together and make an omelet. Don’t over cook the egg as we will be frying it in the curry. When the omelet becomes firm and holds it’s shape, flip it over. Cook for a few seconds and cut it into small pieces.
    omelet curry

    omelet curry
  • Transfer the omelet to the curry, add little coriander powder (listed below eggs) and fry it for another 5 – 10 minutes or until done.
    Omelet Curry
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice.

Recipes posted this month in 2010, in 2009 and in 2008

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha (that’s me)

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid’s Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma, Veena

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJ, Vaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala

10 thoughts on “Omelet Curry

  1. Egg is loved in our family too. Even though technically we are vegetarians (my mom doesn’t eat eggs), she let us eat them at our neighbors and I liked them since I was little. My son loves eggs especially in omelet form. Omelet curry looks fab and the first pic is to die for.
    Enjoy your weekend Usha.

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