Desi Food and Drama's!
While on American sitcoms , one sees the actors gorge on pizzas , burgers , pancakes , and their kitchens stocked with canned food and cereal boxes , on desi shows , one only sees home cooked food at their tables , endless chai and coffee rounds and 'nashta' being served . Paranthas (griddle fried bread) are a very common fare ..which sadly are usually eaten once in a while now in urban areas. Very rarely would one see a child desperately asking his parents for a treat to a pizza , ice cream or a burger. Adults refrain from such food , unless the shot is at a cafe or an international restaurant.
While watching these dramas, I am most intrigued by what is on their tables ...the biryanis , pulaos , curries , kebabs and delicious desi breakfasts ... yum! . There should be a disclaimer or a warning for sudden hunger pangs that can occur and urges to eat a second breakfast or lunch .
But this post is about an omlette...a must try.I came upon it on one of the cooking shows,hosted by a well known actress and it was delish ! She usually cooks these on her shoots wherever possible ... Since I realised I share my love of eggs with her ... I couldn't resist the temptation. She cooks double fried eggs sprinkled with fresh red chilli flakes- kashmiri mirch. Go back to your roots ...Go back to your native foods and local foods... stay healthy and safe.
2 nos. eggs
1 no. onion, finely chopped
1/1/2 nos. tomatoes , finely chopped
grated cheese , your choice . Please don't use processed cheese.
Salt ,pepper to taste
2 tbls of chopped coriander
Oil of your choice. Choose wisely.
Heat oil in a pan and add the onions and tomatoes . Cook till very soft and they shouldn't be burnt. You may lower the flame so that they cook slowly and well.
Add seasoning to it and cook. Keep aside.
Whisk 2 eggs in a bowl very well.
Heat some oil again in the pan and spread the whisked eggs on it . Place the onion tomato mixture on the egg in a line in the middle and sprinkle the cheese on the sides.You may add coriander leaves if you want.
Fold the egg into an omelette and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
Remove and serve hot with parantha or toast . I wrapped mine in a besan and ragi chila ...my favourite !
Delicious ...You won't be disappointed !