As you walk through the bustling marketplaces in many parts of India, you can hear a distinctive cry ringing forth from the throng of street food vendors: Baraid Amlate! What they are offering is a “Bread Omelette” that’s like no other omelette you’ve ever tasted before. Today, we are going to recreate this mouth-watering street food item in the safe and hygienic confines of your kitchen.
The ingredients that you will need are simple and few – this is a dish that you can easily whip up in fifteen minutes or less.
Bread: 4 slices
Mustard Oil: 4 tablespoons
Green Chillies: 2
Red Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder: One large pinch
Salt: to taste
The ingredients mentioned above are for serving two persons with a double-egg bread omelette each. Adjust the ingredients proportionately to suit the number of servings you require.
Finely chop the green chillies.
In a mixing bowl, break and beat the eggs. Add the green chillies, red chilli powder, black pepper powder and salt. Mix well.
Heat the Mustard Oil in a pan on a High flame; once the oil reaches its smoking point and emits whiffs of white smoke, lower the flame to Medium.
Add the omelette mixture to the pan; as it starts to cook, add a slice of bread to the mixture. After half a minute or so, flip the slice over – and repeat this action till the slice is well-coated in the omelette mixture. Do the same with the three other slices of bread.
When your omelette is well-cooked (it will turn light brown on both sides), turn the flame off.
Your Indian-style Bread Omelette is now ready. Arrange the four bread omelette slices on two plates (two slices to a plate) and serve with ketchup.
You can do a lot of experimentation with this recipe – that’s what the street food vendors do too. Some add chopped onions; some add four or five cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped; some add chaat masala to the spices; and some even add sautéed and spluttered mustard seeds. So just do your own thing! Remember that old saying: variety is the spice of life!
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