Masala Omelette

This will definitely kick-start your morning!

I love curry in a morning but I’m usually dipping a spoon into a takeaway carton as part of my hangover cure from the night before. Fortunately, you don’t need to get pissed up to enjoy Masala Omelette from the Hairy Dieters – a teriffic twist on a boring omelette which might blow your head off if you’re liberal with the spices and don’t deseed your chilli. Go on, I dare you!

This might not look particularly appetising, but the taste is certainly memorable for all the right reasons. And at only approx 76p per portion and less than 200 calories, it won’t impact your wallet or waistline either.

Recipe: Masala Omelette    

Calories: 190 per serving

Serves: 4

Book: Hairy Dieters – Fast Food

Prep time: Approx 15 minutes

Cooking time: Approx 10 minutes


  • 1 tsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 5g fresh root ginger (grated)
  • ½ tsp nigella seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • A few coriander leaves
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Ground black pepper

Cost per portion: Approx £0.76


Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook it over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until it is just starting to colour. It’s nice if the onion has a bit of bite to it so don’t worry if it’s not really soft.

Add the chilli (deseeded of you want), garlic, grated ginger and Nigella seeds, if using. Sprinkle in the spices, then stir for a couple more minutes.

Season the eggs with salt and pepper. Pour the eggs into the frying pan and swirl the mixture around to make sure it covers the base of the pan evenly. Cook for a few minutes until the eggs are just set. Sprinkle with coriander leaves, roll the omelette up or cut it in half and divide it between 2 plates.


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