How to Cook a Sri Lankan Omelette

Fancy a tasty reinvention of the classic omelette? With just a couple of extra ingredients you can cook up a delicious Sri Lankan alternative, perfect for a wholesome breakfast or a speedy lunch or dinner



3 eggs
1/4 onion finely chopped (red or white depending on taste)
3 curry leaves (coarsely chopped)
1 large tomato
1 green chilli
Salt, pepper, oil
  1. Whisk the eggs and season well with salt and pepper
  2. Fry the onion, chilli and curry leaves in a pan (with a little oil) until the onion turns transparent
  3. Add the tomatoes for 30 seconds, then slowly add the egg mixture

DSC_1136The key ingredients to a Sri Lankan omelette are onion, chilli and curry leaves, you can really add all sorts alongside these- prawns, mushrooms, peppers, ham etc- its very versatile.

DSC_1152Tips for a heart healthy omelette
– With chilli and onion you don’t really need cheese to enhance the taste. I like my Sri Lankan omelette with ketchup, preferably with a bite of chilli as it comes in Sri Lanka.
– Use 2 eggs and one white (without the yolk) or 1 egg and 2 whites. The yolk contains the cholesterol and calories.



  1. Rebeca

    I little bit spice in the morning is always good! 😉


  2. The omelette looks really good! 🙂


  3. Valery Bykouski

    Ooh. In my mind so nice picture oh Morning in small hotel in jungle.. I’m inhalt aroma of freshly cooked oriental omlette with Lankan coffee aroma and songs of cicades and morning names Kar -Omm. ..


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