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Author Notes: Bun Omelette, true to it's name, is a soft bread roll smothered in butter and stuffed with the most delicious, spicy, omelette ever. It's a common street snack in Northern India (although not the most hygienic!) and was a sporadic late night treat for us when my brother & I were home for the holidays from boarding school. This is my [healthier] version with spring veggies & egg whites. —Shuchi
For the Omelette
- 3 Egg Whites
- 5 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- 1 Small Red Onion, diced
- 1 Green Chili, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Baby Spinach, roughly torn
- 1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
- 2 tablespoons Light Olive Oil or Unsalted Butter
- 1 teaspoon Whole Milk
- 2 tablespoons Aged Cheddar / Gouda, grated
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped (with stalk)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Challah Roll / Burger Bun / Soft Bread Roll
- 1 teaspoon Softened Butter
- 1 teaspoon Cilantro Chutney / Hot Sauce
- Beat the egg whites lightly with a pinch of salt, pepper, and milk. Keep aside
- Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Once hot, add the chilies, tomatoes & onions, with a pinch of salt. Cook till the onions are translucent and the tomatoes are soft enough to crush. Stir in all the dry spices, and cook for a quick few seconds. Add the spinach & cilantro, and cook till the leaves wilt.
- Add the beaten egg white, stir a little and then let it set. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top (if using) and let the egg cook completely on medium-low heat.
- Once done, fold it in half, and then half again, so as to form a triangle. If you can, flip it over to brown the other side. And it really doesn't matter if the omelette looks imperfect or breaks - the taste is all in there trust me. Remove from heat.
- Cut the buns in half. Butter them (generously?) and put face down on the same pan you cooked the egg. Lightly toast each half, and then remove from heat.
- Add a teaspoon of cilantro chutney on one half, followed by the omelette, and close with the other half. Cut into half and enjoy hot with a cup of steaming masala chai!