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Hotel Kitchen

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At Giradelli Square

It has been a while since I last wrote, reason we moved. Work has brought us to the other corner of United States. Yes, we now live on the West Coast. Northern California . The last one month has been crazy to say the least. Packing boxes, house hunt; the list is endless. We are still in transit, our final destination; Sacramento is about 4 days away. So right now we are in one of those transit hotels and tired of eating out Yes, you heard me right tired of eating out.  Though, I have to admit San Francisco has some of the most amazing eateries in the world. The sea food is just out of the world, right on Fisherman’s Wharf . There are a couple of places that cook the catch of the day and that makes the dish even more fresh.

 

Best thing about the Bay Area is the weather, and even more if you are coming from the cold bleak snowy winters of the East Coast.  No more coats, hats and heavy jackets. We simply love it here.

We have been exploring the city quite a bit, pier 39, Lombard street, China town and off course the Golden Gate Bridge. She is beautiful, an engineering marvel indeed and my favourite Giradelli Square.  But amongst all this we missed home cooked food and take out boxes did not seem inviting anymore. Thankfully, our hotel had a small pantry kitchen with every room along with some basic utensils.  So  last week I was caving for something spicy and this is what I had in mind. Masala Omlette

 

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Masala Omlette

Ingredients:

  • 5  medium-sized eggs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander, chopped finely
  • 1 tomato- chopped
  • 2  green thai bird chili minced. If you’re a chili-head like me, otherwise you can skip this
  • pinch haldi; turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garam Masala (you would find this in any indian/pakistani grocery)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • pinch of pepper
  • red chilly flakes
  • shredded Cheese  (1/2 cup)

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How:

Preheat a frying pan with the il. Next in bowl beat the  eggs in  and add onion, coriander, green chili, haldi, cayenne, Garam Masala and salt. Whisk well. Now pour egg mixture into frying pan and keep swirling till the egg mixture is well distributed. Don’t touch the mixture with your spatula. After 2-3 minutes, you will see the edges begin to crisp up. At this point, you can either flip the omelette over, or if you want to be cautious, place it under the grill till golden, Just before sticking it into the oven I added the cheese and then left it in the grill for about 2 minutes. ( i did that, I was mortally scared that I would break it.)

Serve with bread of your choice. I had mine with rotis.

Note:

You can even cook it on the gas top without flipping. Just turn the heat down and leave the pan on the stove top for about 4 mins, that would cook the egg perfectly.

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