How to create an omelette which is low in calories and good to eat was our challenge. Conventional way of making omelettes is to fry them in butter/cooking oil. So, my mom experimented with the steam method. The result was that we got something which looked like a spongy, fluffy, egg dish, but did not look like an omelette, I must warn you. Nonetheless it was extremely tasty to eat and had a really good flavor. So, I guess the experiment was successful. To further cut down on calories, I suggest that you don’t use grated cheese which we used in this recipe.
Please note that this recipe contains cheddar cheese. This is to enhance the flavor of the Omelette. You may remove this ingredient if you further wish to cut on calories but then the taste of the Omelette too will get affected. You may therefore like to use low fat cheddar cheese as an alternative.
Finely Chopped small onion-1
Finely chopped tomato-1/2 (Slice the other half)
Bunch of fresh coriander leaves (or any other fresh herb of your choice)–chopped
Grated Cheddar Cheese-40 grams
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Break the eggs in a manner that you can gently pour out only the whites in a bowl.
2. Put the egg yolk in a separate bowl.
3. Whisk the white, till stiff, using a fork, egg whisker or hand blender.
4. Then add the egg yolk, and beat the mixture really well.
5. In this add all the other ingredients and mix well.
6. In a small vessel, pour this mixture and cover it well with aluminum foil.
7. Fill the pressure cooker with 3/4th water.
8. In this, immerse the vessel aluminum foil side up to ensure that no water gets into the mixture.
9. Close the pressure cooker’s lid without weight and turn the heat source on.
10. When the steam starts escaping, reduce the heat to SIM and let it cook for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat source and remove the vessel.
11. Remove the aluminum foil and gently turn the vessel on to a plate allowing the steamed omelette to come out.
12. You can add some more fresh tomato to this and enjoy a low calorie omelette.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 3o mins
Total time: 35 mins
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