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Bottle Masala Omelette Recipe | Omelette with East Indian Bottle Masala

How to make East Indian bottle masala omelette Recipe (Step by Step)

Bottle Masala Omelette Recipe – This omelette is absolutely delicious. The deep flavour is imparted in it by the East Indian Bottle Masala.

The funny part is and which I don’t understand, is that if the East Indian cuisine is so different from others, how come they don’t have any egg recipes published online. My research has not yielded even a single egg recipe.

So, it gives me great pride to have made and shared at least one Egg Dish online that is absolutely wonderful and because of the courtesy of East Indian Bottle Masala.

So my bottle masala omelette came out absolutely delicious. And, my tryst continued with the glorious spice mix. Hence, I used it for making my breakfast this morning.

In fact, the flavours of this East Indian masala have enamoured me to cook more and more with it.

And this time, the fiery red colour of the mixed spice gave a nice rich tinge to the omelette I used it in. It was a brilliant eat and treat because of the East Indian Bottle Masala.

Bottle Masala Omelette Recipe

Serve east indian bottle masala omelette hot with paranthas


So do you know this East Indian Masala was traditionally stored in long-nosed glass bottles?

These were usually beer bottles. And, that’s how the masala got the name “Bottle Masala“. Back then the bottle masala was tightly packed with a stick to remove the air within the spices in the bottle. This made it airtight and hence not easily spoilt.

The Story – Bombay’s growth, in the 19th century, was good news for the local Christians, who were well-positioned to work with the British rulers. But they were less than pleased to find that the city’s prosperity started attracting Goan Christians, who were soon competing for the same jobs.

To differentiate themselves the locals decided to adopt a new name and the name they chose was East Indians, after the East India Company.

The fact that this made them East Indians in Western India didn’t seem to matter. Though in time a further level of confusion was added when people abroad started referring to all Indians as East Indians.

This helped them distinguish Indian from the West Indians of the Caribbeans, which would make the community East Indian East Indians from Western India.

The Bottle Masala – Spices in the airtight bottles remained fresh over long periods of time along the humid Indian coastline. Even today, a little is taken out and used in various dishes. And, this happens every day.

In fact, before I was able to make bottle masala for my own self, I used to get it from Mumbai – Bottle Masala made by Sandra from Bandra. 🙂

History & story on one side, my challenge was different. At this time, I didn’t have a fixed recipe in mind for the masala omelette. And, not much came out of my research on the internet either.

So I played on by my instincts and got amply rewarded. The bottle masala omelette came out to me nice & spicy. It was a perfect finish to a filling and satisfying breakfast.

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East Indian Masala Omelette Recipe

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Gizmos: Frying Pan
  • Serves: 1

Bottle Masala Omelette Recipe | Omelette with East Indian Bottle Masala

How to make East Indian bottle masala omelette Recipe (Step by Step)
Serve East Indian Bottle Masala Omelette hot with paranthas
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East Indian Bottle Masala Omelette

East Indian Bottle Masala Omelette is a brilliantly spicy way to start your day. It smells great, tastes heavenly and gets you all set for a busy day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine East Indian, Indian
Diet Halal
Keyword East Indian Bottle Masala Omelette, East Indian Eggs Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 240kcal
Author Sumit Malhotra

Ingredients

  • 2 Piece Eggs
  • 0.5 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil I used Canola Oil
  • 1 Piece Onion Finely Chopped 1 Medium
  • 2 Piece Green Chillies Finely Chopped 2 No.
  • 1 Inch Ginger Finely Chopped Small knob
  • 0.25 Teaspoon East Indian Bottle Masala
  • 2 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves Fresh; Finely Chopped Small bunch
  • 0.25 Teaspoon Salt Please adjust to your taste

Instructions

  • Finely chop onions, green chillies & ginger.
  • Beat the eggs with salt, east Indian bottle masala and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and saute onions, chillies and ginger.
  • Add the beaten eggs and lower the heat.
  • Flip the omelette and cook the other side.
  • Serve with hot paranthas or slices of bread.
  • Enjoy the bottle masala omelette!

FINALLY, TO SUM IT UP

Serve east indian bottle masala omelette hot with paranthas

Bottle Masala Omelette Recipe – This omelette is absolutely delicious. The deep flavour is imparted in it by the East Indian Bottle Masala.

The funny part is and which I don’t understand, is that if the East Indian cuisine is so different from others, how come they don’t have any egg recipes published online. My research on the East Indian cuisine has not yielded even a single egg recipe.

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