Saturday, June 10, 2006

bombay diary: masala cheese omelette

believe it or not, i made yet another trip to bombay last week for a two day offsite with my client. we stayed at the lovely the resort at marve beach, about an hour north west of the international airport.

i did not get any time to enjoy the facilities at the resort (especially the authentic keralan ayurvedic spa!) but i did relish the hearty buffet breakfast that i had on both days. breakfast is usually my favourite meal at these big resorts. i just love the massive spread of sweet and savory foods - the cereals and muesli, wide variety of fruit, different breads and jams, pancakes, waffles, idli, dosa, vada - just about anything you can want for breakfast and it's served!

my favourite part of the buffet breakfast at the resort at marve beach was the eggs-on-demand chef who made an absolutely wicked masala omelette with lots of cheese for me. he took two eggs and beat them up lightly. he then added a handful of finely chopped onion, tomatoes, capsicum, coriander, green chillies as well as salt and freshly ground pepper. he then poured this mixture on a sautee pan which had a teaspoon of oil and had been heated for a few minutes.

after a few minutes when the omelette was beginning to cook, he added the cheese. when the cheese started to melt, the omelette was expertly folder over on a hot plate. i chomped down the omelette with lots of tabasco.


Blogger Mimi said...

Lulu whenever I stay in India in our house there I request an omlette every morning with extra cheese..its a true delight

6:02 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

yeah!!!! and i thought i was the only fool who liked cheese with omelette! you know, mimi, my other secret indulgence - masala cheese dosas from this dosa dude on ridge road in malabar hill in bombay - now that's wicked ;)

10:58 pm  
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9:55 am  
Blogger Susan Abraham said...

Hi Lulu,
I saw you in Lotus Reads and just had to pop over to say, how much I love your name. If I had one like yours, I'd stay young forever.

1:58 am  
Blogger gs said...

lulu,when i was very young and that is about 55 years ago,i was a very lean boy.on medical advice my mom tried to give me eggs.i just couldn't eat them till she decided to give me omlettes.hailing from a very orthodox family,she took a bold decison then. i countinued having different variants of omlette till about the time i got married and then gave it up.

1:44 am  
Anonymous Sandeep said...

Oh yes .. I know Marwe.
Its where we have our annual reunion with other ex-denizens of Powai. At one of the company guesthouses of one of my mates.

Aloo ka Parathas with Rum'n'Coke.
Oh and swimming in the sea!!

10:39 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

not really sure i'm qualified to help you!

hi susan,
thanks for stopping by. my name...i can go on about how it's been a bit of a double edged sword all my life!
it's quite polarising but i'm glad you're on my side :)

hi dad
why did you gave up eggs after marriage?!

hi sandeep
parathas and rum and coke at the beach sound delicious. my favourite indian food and drink combo is spicy veg biryani and duke's lemonade!

9:33 pm  
Blogger Kay said...

Oh dear! There are two more cheese omelette lovers out there and here I was thinking, I'm the only one who loves that stuff.

It's yummy, isn't it? :)

9:10 pm  
Blogger maya said...

A friend referred me to your blog and I was delighted to see masla cheese omelette as the page opened. Its very difficult to get it just so in restaurants outside of resort/hotel buffet-breakfast spreads. I have a masala cheese omelette nearly every sunday morning and it makes the whole week worthwhile.

8:40 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi kay and maya

thanks for your comments. one of my favourite parts about blogging is reading everyone's comments and it's great to discover shared likes and dislikes!

1:44 pm  
Blogger rupa saumil said...

hi lulu,

omelette is a favourite weekend breakfast item for us.

I even got a demo of how we make it at our home :) check it out.

Love your blog! I have taken sometime off my work, and I think I have found a new summer project!!!

keep the sun shining in london.


7:03 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi rupa,
just checked out your video - that is so awesome! do you have someone filming you while you cook or is the video camera on a stand or something? and how do you add the titles etc? which editing software do you use? i'd SO love to add more video on my blog so i'd appreciate any tips from you.
and enjoy your time off in seattle. i have visited there a few times and totally love the city, especially pike place market.

9:07 am  
Blogger rupa saumil said...

Its difficult to cook and film the same time. I am capitalizing on my Mom-in-laws visit this summer!! She will do the cooking and I am going to be the technician and enjoy the samples :)

For now, I am working with Windows movie maker for editing. Nothing fancy, but its functional for newbies like me.

My friends have suggested that I invest in a better camera ...but I'm going to wait till I get some more steam going for this project :)

5:54 pm  
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3:48 pm  

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