Sri Lankan Omelette

Sri Lankan Omelette

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green or red chilli
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Chop the onion, chilli and curry leaves.

To the bowl of beaten eggs, add the onion, chilli, curry leaves, salt, pepper and cornflour. Mix well.

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot pour in half the omelette mixture.

Cook for a couple of minutes, carefully turn over and cook the other side. Make another omelette with the remaining mixture.


This omelette gets a unique flavor from the use of curry leaves and red or green chilis.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank baseball27 for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Sri Lankan Omelette?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.


From CallMeAl2

I never knew this omelet until today. I made a 3 egg omelet this morning with 3 fresh prawns, slivers of ham, chopped parsley, garlic chives, and lemon thyme (and a pinch of cumin). It was wonderful. I was thinking about coriander, cumin and garlic chives, but hadn't thought about using chilli or the curry leaves. I have everything in my garden except the curry leaves so I can use coriander instead.

Comment submitted: 9/6/2014 (#18985)



From Janos
Rating (out of 5):  

My father made this dish for us as children. He didn't use corn flour either but he used maldive fish... I used to love this dish.

Comment submitted: 7/8/2014 (#18926)



From spaztastic
Rating (out of 5):  

I love it!!! Guess what, I used this recipe at school for food lesson and I cooked it!!!

Comment submitted: 2/9/2010 (#9673)



From T-Time

Shobhana's right. Also a few crubs of maldiv fish also adds to the favor.

Comment submitted: 8/25/2009 (#8595)



From john
Rating (out of 5):  

It was great for spicy lovers. So nice. I will try it again.

- John from Toronto

Comment submitted: 6/22/2008 (#5588)



From Shobhana

From Shobhana M., India:

I have not tried the Sri Lankan Omelette yet as I've just read it now. My family in India makes almost the same kind except that we don't use cornflour and instead of curry leaves we use coriander leaves. We also use green chillies and not red. The eggs are beaten well and then salt and black pepper powder is added and beaten; then chopped onion, green chilli and coriander leaves are added and mixed. Then it is cooked on a hot iron plate or pan with a little oil or butter. Delicious with tomato sauce or ketchup!

Comment submitted: 3/25/2008 (#4887)





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