Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spicy Ham Egg Omelet with Indian fusion

DSC02458 Indian food is all about spice and flavour. Be it vegetarian or non-veg, there's got to be lot of flavour and this omelet is no exception. Cheese and ham omelet is quiet familiar in this part in the western world and a spicy omelet with lots of onions and green chillies is quiet common in South India..So this Spicy Egg Ham Omelet is the fusion of both.

This is so simple to make. Be it for a breakfast/brunch/snack or dinner, for a meaty full feeling you have the ham and for the goodness of veggies, herbs and spice we have the onions, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves and the seasoning of salt and ground black pepper.I actually don't like the smoky smell of the ham...so the best way to cover this is to add the flavour from onions, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander..the aroma of the end product is exceptionally good.

Ingredients :
2 Eggs ( 1 whole + 1 white) - U can use 2 whole too. or use Egg substitute
1 Thick slice cut from a Smoked Processed Ham (I usually use black forest seasoned ham..but any variety will do) - either cut into small cubes or thin 1 inch length slices
1/2 inch wide cheddar cheese cut into cubes ( I usually don't use..I prefer mine w/o cheese)
1/2 onion cut breath-wise almost like semi circles
2 - 3 green chillies slit and cut into pieces
6-8 curry leaves
1/ tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
salt to taste

Beat the eggs till lathery, add the cut ham, onions, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, salt, pepper and cheese if you are using.
Mix together.
Apply oil or spray on a heated non-stick pan.
Spread the Egg ham mixture evenly on the surface of the pan and cover with a lid.
Cook on medium till one side is slightly brown.
Flip to the other side and cook till the onions are cooked and then remove from heat.
Enjoy it with a piece of whole wheat toast for breakfast or if you are having it for dinner with a cup of tempered chickpeas/kidney beans/white beans for a whole meal.

Usually I don't go near processed foods...but sometimes if I buy Ham on sale this the best way I enjoy it. Another best combo for ham is cranberry sauce...I can never eat ham just like it in a bland way...Little spice & flavour is always good. And my friends out there who eat ham..try out this indianized version of Ham omelet..and trust me,you will not be disappointed.


Cynthia said...

Serve that on a bed of lettuce and it becomes a complete meal.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Ham omelet seems a great way to include protein in our daily food. Me too dont add cheese in omelete:) Mouthwatering dish..