Masala Frittata

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The  Indian masala omelete meets the soft fluffy goodness of the Frittata and a spice lovers Masala frittata comes to life. If you have always wanted to get started on Indian cooking, I would recommend this dish to start with. The spices used are few and mostly available in a regular grocery store if you don’t already have them.

Frittata is cooked on a gentle heat; all the ingredients are mixed in and the eggs are beaten to incorporate more air. So not quite your everyday omelet but not much different either. And since a typical Frittata uses quite a number of eggs and is usually made for a group, the dish is cut like a pie and served in wedges, slices, individual portions.

What to do with leftovers? They keep well. Can be warmed up or eaten cold chopped up in a salad. And they make for a great leftover Egg curry in a gravy of tomatoes, onions and garam masala.




  • 6 eggs
  • ½ tsp cayenne powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee ( or butter or oil)
  • 1/2 c finely diced onion
  • ¼ c chopped cilantro
  • 1-2 thai green chillies (optional – for more heat)



  • 1. Put the ghee in an oven safe saute pan, on a low heat setting.
  • 2. Set your oven on low broil and let it heat
  • 3. Mix all the other ingredients into the eggs and beat everything together until well blended.
  • 4. Pour this mixture into the pan and allow this mixture to cook for a minute or so and then stir  once with a silicon spatula.
  • 5. Let this cook undisturbed for about 6- 7 minutes or until the the mixture begins to look set up on top
  • 6. Place pan in the oven and broil for another 4-5 minutes until browned and fluffed up.
  • 7. Cut into individual serving and enjoy with some freshly made bread and fresh squeezed juice.

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Comments 13

  1. Yum!! And seriously Anshie, how would you possibly end up with leftovers? I love this frittata and had never contemplated a frittata with Indian spices. And it just so happens I have a few Thai peppers in the fridge and all of the spices in the pantry….I’m on it!!!

  2. Ah!! that is SO comforting! – a fluffly omelette and a frittata rolled into one, does not really get better than this! Is my first time here and u’m loving the space, so much happening here! Your chicken rogan josh looks amazing!

  3. Would love to try this. Love that fluffy texture. Will try it and let you know 🙂
    Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comments. Will keep coming back for more..

  4. Oh your photos make my mouth water. I love this easy flavorful dish. I’ll pass this on to my daughter who loves Indian dishes but has limited spices on hand in her college kitchen.

  5. What a great way to say ‘Good Morning’ with a breakfast like this one. 🙂 Its perfect for a lazy weekend brunch or even a make ahead breakfast for those busy weekdays. Using up leftovers in a curry is a great idea! I am so making this…Love Ya!

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