November 30, 2005

Egg omelette (my dhaba treats egg as a one-stop food)

What are the growth-promoting elements of food? Are there any one-stop food for growing children? We were interested in this subject lately keeping in mind of our growing 1-yr+2-mo-old Aditya and 4-yr-old Adarsh. We wanted to counteract the nutritional deficiencies normal in an Indian vegetarian diet. We are nonvegetarian only for 2 days in a week - Wednesdays and Sundays :-) It is our find that egg can be treated as a one-stop food for growing children since they are a rich source of proteins, iron, fats, calcium, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin A - all of which are growth-promoting elements. An egg a day, if tolerated and assimilated by our body, will provide all these. We now ensure that kids are feeded with at least one egg a day.

What do you think on this?

There are so many exotic recipes using eggs which are real treats for egg lovers. At my dhaba, we have already discussed about drumstick leaves fried with eggs; poached eggs; egg toast; and scrampled eggs with tomatoes. Here is yet another the most simpler egg recipe - egg omelette. We make egg omelettes adding greens onto it. Do check out my dhaba's egg omelette recipe today.

Egg omelette recipe

Eggs - 2
Onions - 1, medium size, finely chopped
Green chillies - 2, medium size, medium hot, finely chopped for a hot taste (slit at the stalk end for a milder hot taste)
Turmeric powder - a pinch, 1/8th teaspoon
Ginger - 1/8-inch piece, finely chopped and crushed
Milk - 2 teaspoons, cold
Ghee or oil - 2 teaspoons
Greens - 2 teaspoons, finely chopped, fresh (anyone of these which gives totally different flavors - mint leaves, coriander leaves, drumstick leaves, spinach, etc.)
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon or to taste (it is okay with 3/4 teaspoon also)

Method: Beat the eggs well; add the salt, turmeric powder, greens, and milk; and mix well. Heat a frying pan and pour in the ghee. When hot, addd the onion, green chillies, and ginger. Saute all till onions turn limp. Remove from heat and mix it well with the beaten eggs. Heat the frying pan again and grease it with a little ghee. When hot, pour in the egg batter to a round like a dosai or pancake. Cook over low heat till the eggs set. Using a sharp-edged spoon, turn over the egg, and cut it into quarters. A wonderful accompaniment with plain rice, roti, or any of the bread sandwiches. Serve hot and enjoy!



Blogger Sury said...

This is so frustrating. Such a tempting omlette, but only virtual! I am craving for it now. lol. You are right about the potential of egg as a complete diet for kids, VKN. It indeed is. It's great that your children are having one daily. I remember, as a child, I would consume up to 3-4 in a day, sometimes. I still haven't gotten over my weakness for eggs, although I have had to curtail the consumption :P. Please keep up the egg posts!

Blogger Swamy VKN said...

Hi Sury - as you know, it takes hardly 4-5 minutes to make this virtual omelette a reality :-) Hope you have already made it through at ur kitchen :-) Sure, there are few more interesting my dhaba's favorite egg recipes to be posted.

Blogger Will Pickering said...

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Thanks, VK, for the encouragement with regards to my own site: I'm amazed you took the trouble to comment on what is, as yet, very much a work in progress. Drop by anytime.


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