Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fluffy Omelette

I tried this recipe from the Kairali channel's Magic Kitchen show. I like Lekshmi Nair because of her presentation skills and enthusiasm for cooking on this show. She does a good attempt at bringing modern cooking to the typical malayalee. Its amazing how she cooks with so much of jewellery on her lol! Especially those bangles and rings.  And shez got lovely manicured polished long nails. Simply amazing! All the same, shez sweet and chirpy!

Ingredients (for 1 large omelette):
For the omelette:
Eggs - 4 nos.
Milk - 1/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Butter: 1 1/2 tbsp

For the filling:
Sausages : 4 long pieces sliced into medium thickness
Onions : 2 medium (I used half a white onion) chopped
Oregano - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Chilly garlic sauce/Sweet chilli sauce : 1 tbsp
Cheese slices: 2 (or grated mozzarella)


For the stuffing:
Heat butter in a pan. Add onions to it and saute till it becomes translucent. To this, add sliced sausages. Fry them for about 2-3 minutes. Now add pepper powder, oregano and salt to it and mix well. Add chilli garlic sauce to this mixture and saute for another minute. Keep this filling aside in a bowl.

For the fluffy omelette:
Separate the eggs. Yolks in a bowl and whites in another.  Make sure the bowl into which you are adding the whites is completely dry as even the slightest bit of moisture will not allow the whites to froth when beaten.
Take the bowl containing the yolks, add whisk lightly with a fork. Now add milk to it and mix again. Add baking powder and whisk once again.
Now whisk the egg whites vigorously to form a thick froth (so thick its tough to get it off the bowl when tilted) using an egg beater or with ur hands and a whisk. Add a bit of salt in between. Once beaten fully, heat butter in a pan. Now you need to start acting quickly because once the egg whites will start to lose its froth if you let it stand (Just like how froth of soap will lose its volume in time). While the pan is getting hot, add the egg yolk mixture into the whites and combine gently with a fork.
Now add this mixture onto the pan and even it out with a spatula so that its spread out on the pan. Cover the pan with a lid and let cook on a very low flame for about 10 minutes. In between, open to check the cooking of the insides of the omelette. Make a few slashes on the omelette to allow the insides to cook well. Once omelette is cooked, add the sausage stuffing on one half of the omelette. Now place the cheese slices on top of this stuffing. Once the cheese starts to melt, switch off the flame of the stove. Slide this open face omelette onto the serving plate. Let it rest for a minute. Fold the omelette in half. Cut it into quarters and serve 1 half for each portion. Serve with buttered bread toast. Yum!