Few days ago, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about food (obviously!) and recipes. As we were talking, I mentioned to her how I miss eating the omelet that my maa (grandmother in Nepali) makes. I told her how my maa makes the omelet and she was very surprised to know that we eat our eggs (boiled /scrambled/ omelet) with cumin instead of black pepper. She was even horrified when I told her we put a little bit of milk and a piece of ginger. This made me think, maybe not everyone eats omelet that I am used to. Hence I am sharing my dear maa’s tip for omelet.
It is pretty simple. You whisk your eggs like you always do with chopped onions, peppers and tomatoes. Then you add salt and a pinch of cumin powder. Add a table-spoon or two of milk and a 1/3 of a teaspoon of ginger paste. This is the measurement for 4 -5 eggs. Mix them all together and cook them in a pan as usual.
There is something about the way my grandma cooks and even if I know all the ingredients that she uses, it never tastes the same. I guess that is what a grandmas’ magic is and the reason behind why everyone around the world loves their grandmas’ cooking! Let me if you like this tip and also please do share your grandmas’ special tips and tricks behind cooking!