Sri Lankan Omelette Recipe

Fancy a nutritious reinvention of the classic omelette? With just a couple of additional ingredients you can cook up a delicious Sri Lankan adaptation, perfect for a wholesome breakfast or a convinient lunch/dinner with a side salad.



3 eggs
1/2 finely chopped medium red onion
3 curry leaves (coarsely chopped)
1 large tomato
1 green chilli
Salt, pepper, oil
A splash of milk
  1. Whisk the eggs, add a splash of milk and season 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, tomato and curry leaves, you can add anything you like alongside these- prawns, mushrooms, peppers, ham etc.


– Unlike a typical British omelette, you don’t really need cheese to enhance the taste as it has a spicy kick. I like mine with ketchup.
– For a heart healthy omelette, use 2 eggs (both yolk and white) and one white without the yolk.


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Alice Luker

I'm a photographer and travel blogger based in the UK, venturing across Sri Lanka since 2004.

3 thoughts on “Sri Lankan Omelette Recipe”

  1. 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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