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.
This was how it looked:
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.”