How to Make an Omelette in a Mug - No, Seriously!

Aashna Ahuja, NDTV  |  Updated: November 22, 2017 11:24 IST

How to Make an Omelette in a Mug - No, Seriously!

How to make an omelette in a mug… Yes, we’re serious!

If you’ve watched the movie The Hundred Foot Journey, you know that the omelette is a milestone in any chef’s career - so simple yet a task to master. Omelette is a French word that came into use during the mid-16th century and has since traveled across the world and been adapted into various versions. While the Spanish Omelette is a classic made with a stuffing of potatoes, India’s famous Masala Omelette is made with a mix of finely chopped green chillies, onions, coriander, cumin and a pinch of turmeric. Now, we’re all for you experimenting with flavours and channeling your inner MasterChef on a lazy Sunday but we introduce you to a legendary recipe for those crazy hectic mornings. Presenting: An omelette in a mug!

Omelette in a Mug

You can finally kick your morning cereal habit to the curb, escape your weekly rut and start your day with a mean omelette. Now this is no run-of-the-mill meal; it’s downright divine. It maybe minus the frills, but it’s also sans the fuss. All you need is two minutes to spare and voila! You’ve got yourself a perfectly fluffy and cheesy omelette.

This recipe is perfect for a quick meal. It’s protein-packed and versatile; works for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a midnight snack. It’s also a great way to get the kids in the kitchen! I still remember when my little cousins (7 and 9) saw me making this cheesy treat and screamed, “Eggs in the microwave?” They have been playing around with seasonings and toppings ever since, be it ham and cheddar or basil with tomato and feta. (Read: Parents, you can finally sit back and relax).

Omelette in a mug

We bring you our favourite recipe of Omelette in a Mug:

Serves: 1

1 egg
2 egg whites
2 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp diced green bell pepper
Salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
Chopped ham or bacon (optional)
Cooking spray

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1. Combine egg, egg whites, cheddar cheese, bell pepper, salt, ground pepper  in a microwave-safe mug coated with non-stick spray.

2. Microwave on high for 1 minute and give the contents a stir.

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3. Return to the microwave and cook until the eggs are completely set, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer. (Note: Time differs from one microwave to the next).

4. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top, crispy bacon if desired and dig in!

CommentsNow it’s your turn! Cook up a storm in your microwave and let us know what flavours you experimented with.

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