Mushtaq's Bread Omelette

Bread Omelette

In our colorful Indian/Pakistani culture, a man doesn’t normally cook, not when there’s a woman in the house at least – more so if that woman is his mother.  One such man is my brother, Mushtaq.  He only enters the kitchen to:  put away his plate in the sink, get a glass to drink water, and get something from the fridge.

On Thursday night, however, he generously offered to cook breakfast the next day.  Actually, we left him with no choice, emotionally blackmailing him to the point when he finally said, ‘Yes, I’ll do it.’

So on Friday morning, he cooked bread omelette.  He wouldn’t tell us the recipe, so I purposely offered to help him chop whatever it is that needed chopping, so that I could learn his secret recipe.

Based on what I saw, here are the ingredients:

Eggs (well beaten); tomatoes, green chilies and coriander leaves (finely chopped); salt and red chili powder;  ginger-garlic paste;  and cumin seeds.

How to cook:

Warm oil in a frying pan.  Soak bread in the egg mixture and fry on both sides until they’re golden brown in color.  Serve while warm.


We all enjoyed breakfast.  This was so yummy!  I had mine with Nando’s Extra Hot Peri-Peri Pepper Sauce (this is my latest craving, which means I’m having this with almost every dish).

Mushtaq cooked only 2 slices of bread omelette per person.  When asked, “What if someone would want to have another slice?”  He said, “Whoever wants to eat more can have bread and jam.”


  1. Nice. 😀 Some people make a sweet version of this by adding sugar to the beaten egg (minus all the spices) but i like a bit of spice. Shame i dont eat egg (allergy)!

    Me too – I like my food spicy! Too bad you are allergic to egg 🙁

  2. WOW, it looks yummy as it tasted. Now am thinking that we all should convince him to cook this recipe every Friday ;p

    I doubt he’ll ever cook this again anytime soon, but yeah, let’s try to convince him 🙂

  3. Must be delicious…!
    Can you parcel one of them to me. 🙂
    Be Blessed

    Humain hi kam pargaya tha. Parcel karney ke liye kuch nahi bacha 🙂

  4. I love having french toast at breakfasts. Looks goooood 🙂

    I love french toasts too, but when given the choice – I’d choose spicy over sweet 🙂

  5. Assalamualaikum,

    Popped over from one of the sister’s blogs. Anyway, that looks really lip-smacking! I think the sweet version is similar to French toast, adding sugar/milk. Over here, it’s the good ole’ plain bread soaked in egg + salt wrapped in chili paste. Equally sinful. 🙂

    Walaikum Assalam. Welcome, Sis! Do you make your own homemade chili paste?

  6. I am already hungry to try it….
    I will definitely try it this week, it looks so tasty 🙂
    good day/

    And let us know how it turns out 🙂

  7. Looks really delicious! I know of a guy who sounds like your brother, he never comes into a kitchen. However he made tea just once and it was great [Can u believe it, just tea?!]. He didn’t make it again because he said ‘Otherwise I would have to do it everyday!’ So sly!!

    LOL 🙂

  8. Thanks Bhabi sa for writing such a beautiful post. I am flattered by all the comments, and would would want to tell you that I want to carry on my cooking once again on Friday, year 2010.

    2010! LOL – We’ll make you cook again way before that date, don’t worry 🙂

  9. hey, 🙂

    I tried them out today, they were delicious. I thought zeera (Cummin seeds) tasted great along with the garlic/ginger taste.. YUMMY!!
    thanks for the the delicious recipe….!

    wish you better day than good!

    Mushtaq read your comment. He was like this: 😀

  10. In fact, I do. ^^ Do you use the ones off the shelves?

    Wow, that’s nice, Sis. My Mom-in-Law makes homemade sauces and chutneys, whereas I buy bottled ones. Nando’s pepper sauce is my latest craving 🙂

  11. you have one smart brother!

    I proved that I am a good cook *cough* and now I am forced to make something once in a while.

    I certainly do! LOL – oh yes, you just baked recently 🙂 Good luck!

  12. Awww, woah.
    What a treat.
    My brother is the exact same- I think the day he steps into the kitchen will be a blog-worthy day 😀

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