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Enda Biran Coriander-Onion Omelette

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Ingredients

oil for frying

2 onions

salt (to taste)

handful of coriander

4 large green chillies

6 medium eggs

Directions

Start by peeling and finely chopping 2 onions.

In a large shallow (lidded) pan heat some oil.

Once the oil is hot add the sliced onions, along with salt (I eyeballed the amount here and used about 1 tsp). Allow the onions to saute uncovered for 5 minutes till they're soft and translucent.

In the meantime finely slice your fresh coriander and 4 large green chillies. Note how finely I mince the green chillies, this is to stop anyone biting into a piece of chilli (unless you like experiencing that!) and also because I find it distributes the heat and aroma better this way.

After 5 minutes, transfer the sauteed onions to a heatproof bowl and turn the heat off of the pan.

To the sauteed onions add the chopped coriander, the minced green chillies and crack in the 6 eggs.

I always find that after I've sauteed the onions and added the remaining ingredients to the omelette mixture the saltiness is reduced, so I always add a pinch more at this stage; you don't have to do this if it's your first time using this recipe, it's better to bear on the side of caution and add a little less than too much. Whisk the ingredients together.

Place the pan back on the heat and add a splash more oil, once the oil is hot add the omelette mixture, ensure it is spread evenly and cover. Cook for about 4 minutes over a low - medium flame.

Trying to cook an omelette in a large frying pan and flipping it over can be a mission, so here's my tip for getting a perfectly cooked omelette that doesn't fall apart; lift the side of the omelette and once it appears cooked underneath, add a little splash of water to the underside. The water helps to create steam and once the lid is replaced this helps cook through the omelette rapidly till it's solid, making turning it over easier and less messy. Do this around three different points along the edge of the omelette and replace the lid.

After a few more minutes check to see that the omelette has cooked completely, then place a plate with the same diameter as the pan over the cooked omelette....

turn it over. Please be careful while doing this in case there is excess oil in the pan and you scald yourself, it's wise to do this over the sink or a worktop in case of any mishaps.

Slide the omelette back into the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes. Divide into six portions and serve with Afelia's Puris for a breakfast fit for a king or with basmati rice for a simple but tasty lunch!

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