Fluffy veg omelet

Vegetable Omelet / Omelette

Weekends are the only time we have a heavy breakfast. Fridays we usually go out (yes, in this part of the world, weekends are on Fridays & Saturdays!) and Saturdays I try to make something interesting at home. The problem is that if I like something, I’ll be making it again n again until I can’t handle anymore, not even a single bite or a sip.

We were having pancake mornings on Saturdays for quite some time and now I’ve reached the limit!! These days I try to keep 10 ft away from the sight of a pancake mix.

So, last week I started playing around with omelet. That’s how I came up with this. I don’t know whether this is ‘blog worthy’ or not. Anyways it’s an easy one and one more thing, this recipe is good for kids. Most of the cookery shows (at least the ones I watch) usually end with a standard closing sentence “your kids will surely love this dish”. After hearing it so many times, I started thinking about the poor kids being made guinea pigs. Since I’ve that in my mind, I usually try not to say in my recipes that kids will love this dish. But this time, it’s an exception. I think your kids will really like it, if not love it ;)

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Anyways, here is the recipe:

Vegetable Omelet / Omelette
Recipe type: Breakfast, Side Dish, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
  • Eggs - 4 (refer notes)
  • Milk - ¼ - ½ cup
  • Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 small, finely chopped
  • Carrots - 2-3 tbsp, grated
  • Green chilly - 2, chopped
  • Grated cheese - 2 tbsp
  • Salt & crushed pepper - to taste
  • Seasonings - to taste (optional, refer notes)
  • Oil/Butter - refer notes
  1. Beat the eggs & salt together. Add milk & beat again. Heat oil/butter in a deep frying non stick pan. Pour in the egg batter. Sprinkle the chopped onions, tomato, green chilly, grated carrots and cheese on top of the egg base. Sprinkle the crushed pepper & other seasonings too. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins (approx, it can vary depending on the thickness of the omelet) on low flame. When one side is cooked, flip the omelet and cook the other side. Serve hot with some salad and there you go with a power packed breakfast :)
All the measurements can be customized as per your choice. I used 2 whole eggs & only the whites of other 2 eggs. I used low fat milk. This makes it healthier. While greasing the pan for frying, be a bit generous, it will help you flipping the omelet. Also make sure that you don't crowd the egg base with toppings, otherwise it will become heavier & difficult to flip. You can also add other veggies of your choice like mushroom, capsicum etc; I used basil & garlic & parmesan cheese as the additional seasoning.

  • Saira Asif

    Heyy Maria!! I hav always been reading your recipe updates and you deserve a big ‘Great Job’ for what you are doing! This is a really simple yet delicious and healthy recipe, thanks for it! And hey, we never bumped into each other inspite of this country being this small!!

    Hope you recognized me ;)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Saira

      I do recognize you and thanks for your sweet words dear :) Ya I know we haven’t met for long… why dont you guys drop in at our place :) hope to meet you sometime soon.

  • annu

    nice, easy, delicious recipe
    i love such easy recipes
    do keep posting easy, simple recipes

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Annu

      Thanks for dropping in. Please try this out and hope you will like it :)


  • http://riascollection.blogspot.com/ Ria

    Nalla adipoli omlette Maria!! Looks like a wedge of a pizza! :) Yummmmm!

  • http://bengalicuisine.net Sudeshna

    O Maria,
    Why only kids, even I just loved your idea. Sometime back even I had a week on my blog for breakfast with eggs ( http://bengalicuisine.net/tag/breakfast-with-egg/ ), and that was a huge hit. Eggs served at the breakfast table is the best way to start the day. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

  • http://paritaskitchen.blogspot.com/ parita

    Lovely Maria! so simple and colorful!

  • http://thepassionatecookinme.blogspot.com/ Ann

    Definitely blogworthy maria..lol..hey,thats such a yummy ad interesting recipe which cant be resisted…the click makes me drool..

  • http://myexperiencewithcooking.blogspot.com Pooja

    That is a delicious fluffy omelette Maria! I too make cheese omelette in a similar way. But have never added carrots. Do try adding green capsicum next time. It gives a nice flavour to the omelette. And this is definitely blog worthy :)

  • http://ammuscanvas.blogspot.com/ ammu

    As always anything with egg is my fav..i guess it will be great to have with a croissant!! i love omlette croissants…this piece really looks colourful and filling…

  • http://divyascookbook.blogspot.com Divya

    It indeed is a fluffy omelette Maria..and I agree with Ria..looks like a Pizza wedge:).

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Thanks Ria and yeah it looks like a pizza ;)

    Sudeshna – thanks for visiting my space. Btw, I checked out your site and the egg round up also. You’ve a beautiful site and since am not familiar with Bengali dishes, most of the recipes are new to me :) will visit often to learn more about Bengali cuisines :)

    Thanks Parita & Ann :)

    Thanks Divya dear :)
    Thanks Pooja and yes I’ve tried making omelet with capsicum too & I like it also, but that day, I didnt have it with me :(

    Thanks ammu & eggs & croissant is a new combo to me, having croissant alone is a big treat for me, so no need to say abt the combo of eggs & croissant,hhmm…

  • Sibil

    Ohlalalala! I love any recipe that has eggs! Thank youuuuuu Maria.. :) the veg omelette looks mouth watering! :))

  • munna

    hey i m from club fm 94.3 i would like to take and interview of urs for our radio can u plz attach ur number …..by teh way ur recipes are gr8t

  • silpa mathew

    its n awesome receipe..me n fly luved it..bt i had a small prob while cooking..as it was rly heavy.. omlette broke into pieces while flipping..ny soln for this?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Silpa

      Thank you :)

      Flipping the omelet is a bit tricky actually.

      You can do two things. You can invert the omelet to another pan, just as you do a cake from a cake tin & continue cooking in that pan.

      Secondly, I tried baking the omelete in preheated oven. You can do that if you have an oven. Then you can avoid the flipping part completely. You can see the baked version of the omelet here:


      Hope this helps…


  • Leenasind

    Hii Maria,
    My mom used to grate cabbage ,carrot ,capsicum onions and all available vegetables ,saute them first and then follow the method you’ve mentioned…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Leena,

      Yes, you can do that way also. It’s a very adaptable recipe. You can just play around as you like it :)


  • Preethy14u

    oh maria luv tizzzzzzzzzzz

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Preethy :)

  • angelaaaaaaa

    love this mariaaaa>>>>>>

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you!

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks Misiriya :) It’s pretty easy to make it.. try it sometime when time permits.