The last time I was in London we went to a really cool, contemporary Indian-style-inspired food chain for breakfast. The dishes are primary from Bombay and are meant to inspire old Iranian coffee shops and the food you get served there. What can I say? I had an omelette and it was beyond delicious. So I knew I had to bring a version of this to the blog. The result? This Garam Masala Omelette.
I swear this dish is so easy to make but absolutely so, so full on flavor. The addition of Garam Masala truly makes or breaks this dish and takes it from your regular (still delicious omelette) to a next level. Throw in onion, tomatoes, pepper, and some cilantro and you also have an awesome veggie-profile on hand! I fried my omelette of traditionally in ghee but added some non-traditional cheese. Yum! This is your perfect next weekend brunch option.
I wanted these pictures to be super bright, vibrant, and colorful. This is how I imagine Bombay as a city is, and also these little cafes tugged away where people come together. I feel like I have achieved that goal that I set myself 😉.
Why is this Garam Masala Omelette good for you?
We usually cover vegetables in this space of the blog post, but why not focus on the spice in this instance instead? Garam Masala is a traditional Indian spice mix, which consists of a blend of a range of spices. Each family uses their own unique blend, which can slightly vary. The word “Masala” describes different spice flavor profiles and in Hindi largely means something like “ingredient”. “Garam”, on the other hand, describes more of a heat or flavorful note. This is not necessarily meant in a literal sense, but more in the Ayurvedic medicine sense. It shall heat up your body, and increase your digestive fire. As said above, the amounts can vary, but usually you find the following spices in a Garam Masala spice mix. Cardamom, pepper, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, coriander, chili, garlic, and lorel. The taste varies from sweet to spicy, depending on which amounts you add to the spice mix.
Do not underestimate the power of spices and their support in your overall quest for nutrient-dense foods. Cumin has been shown to increase digestive enzymes, and thereby increase that digestive fire of yours. Good quality spices contain a range of potent antioxidants. The most leading one is still cinnamon! So you will also be getting a really great boost of fighting of free radicals from this spice mix. Eating cardamom may – in very prelimenary studies – show some sign of reducing blood pressure. Whereas this data is not super strong, coriander is also supportive of lowering “bad” cholesterol levels. Both of these attributes are fantastic for your heart health. Last but not least, cardamom has been shown to reduce inflammation in our bodies, which again is a complete win-win and has a positive impact on all of our other functioning processes.
How can I adjust this Garam Masala Omelette to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is nut-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Due to the eggs used, it is not vegan. You can make this recipe paleo by omitting the cheese.
Similar Recipes on the Blog
There is so much delicious brunch and breakfast options on the blog. Be sure to also check out the following:
- Easy Green Shakshuka with Pesto
- Gluten-free Vegetable Frittata
- Fluffy Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes
- Spicy Breakfast Bowl
- Breakfast Tortillas
And there you have it for this week! I hope you enjoy this absolutely delicious, easy, but yet totally elevated and flavor-intensive Garam Masala Omelette. As always, please let me know what you think by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe. I love hearing from you. Happy omelette-making and enjoy 🥰.