Omelettes are so much fun to eat, they are easy, delicious and quick. I have relished omelettes in many forms and with different variations. Here I will have to admit that with every new recipe of Omelette that I try my love for it doubles. I really cannot stop experimenting with this divine devil, Mr. Egg.
I like to enhance the flavor of egg by introducing different ingredients to my regular Omelette. And this recipe is a perfect amalgamation of two most loved ingredients of people around the world, Potatoes and Egg.
Its a simple breakfast recipe, a Potato and Egg Omelette. A Spanish Omelette is a combination of crispy fried potatoes and egg, seasoned with salt and pepper. I have seen people adjusting the recipe according to their taste and preference. Some common add-ons are onions, spring onions and herbs.
In my recipe for making a Spanish Omelette, I have given it a healthy twist. Instead of deep frying the potatoes I prefer to grill them, but its completely a matter of personal choice. It will be equally perfect if you want to go with the deep frying method.
I have never been to Spain and I have no idea how a Spanish omelette would taste in its homeland. This recipe has my own twist and Im sure its close to its native counterpart.
Recipe : SPANISH OMELETTE
4 Medium Sized Potatoes
Salt and Pepper
- Peel and dice the potatoes in small cubes
- Lay them on a grilling tray
- Drizzle some Olive Oil and Sprinkle Paprika ( you can use normal red chilly powder also)
- Pop them in the oven. Set grill mode in 180 degrees for 12 mins. Alternatively you can deep fry the potatoes instead of grilling them. In this recipe I have grilled the potatoes.
- Once done, cool the potatoes and transfer them to a mixing bowl
- Add the Eggs, Salt and Pepper and whisk so that it gets mixed with Potatoes evenly.
- Heat oil in a pan and pour in the mixture.
- Spread it evenly with the help of a spatula.
- Let it cook nicely on one side in medium heat.
- Now place a plate on top of the pan and take the omelette out. Carefully slide the omelette back into the pan to cook the other side. Insert a fork to ensure that omelette is well cooked from inside also.
- Once cooked take it out in a plate and serve with your favorite Sauce.
Try this simple recipe of Spanish Omelette, make your variations and don’t forget to share it with us.
Also Try Spinach Omelette
As a mommy to a toddler, I always recommend giving freshly made food to babies, avoiding canned and ready made meal is always a good idea. Considering the nutritive value of Homemade food, hygiene and love comes as a bonus. Sometimes it gets very difficult to feed a fussy toddler, so when the little one gets you exhausted, Pish Pash recipe for babies is your go to.
I love cooking for my eighteen months old baby and I have been feeding her home cooked food ever since she entered her seventh month (as advised by our pediatrician she was exclusively breastfed for her first six months). Oh yes, I know feeding a moody toddler is nothing less than a war but looking into the benefits I stick to homemade recipes. Being on this mission I always find myself hunting for simple recipes for toddlers, chicken recipe for toddlers always tops my search list as my angel loves to eat chicken, so everyday there is a new experiment as I want to offer my DD a lot of variety so that she does not get bored of eating one type of food daily. I also try to introduce new food item to her frequently.
Khichdi and Indian type of one pot meal similar to a Pish Pash has always been a winner for me as my lil one loves to feast on it. Khichdi can be loaded with lots of veggies and this is probably the most easy way to feed vegetables to babies, but today I am sharing a chicken recipe for toddlers which is an Anglo-Indian recipe which I have modified so that it becomes fit to be offered to a toddler. You can also try Spinach Khichdi for baby which is very nutritive with carbs from rice, protein from dal and micro nutrients from spinach,
Pish Pash Recipe : Chicken Recipe for Toddlers
A Pish Pash is a one pot meal which is prepared with Chicken, Rice and whole spices, very easy to make and delicious to taste a Pish Pash can be enjoyed with a garnish of fried onions and potato fingers. Here I made some alteration to the original recipe so that it can be offered to toddlers, instead of using big pieces of chicken we will use very small chunks of chicken.
Recipe Type : Non-Vegetarian
Age Group: Above 12 months
Precaution : The chicken pieces should be finely chopped ( if not sure than replace the chunks with mince)
Ingredients For Chicken Pish Pash
1/2 Cup of Rice
2 boney pieces of chicken
3 Tbsp. Finely Chopped boneless chicken
3 Green Cardamoms
6-8 Whole Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tsp Onion Paste
1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
Oil or Ghee (Clarified Butter)
Utensil Used : Pressure cooker
1. Heat oil in a pan
2. add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle, Now add other whole spices
3. Add onion paste, stir and let it get pinkish in color, then add ginger garlic paste, stir well and add 2 tablespoon of water
4. Now add the chicken pieces, saute them for a while
5. Once everything is nicely sauteed add the Rice
6. Stir and Mix everything nicely
7. Add 2 cups of Water and salt according to taste
8. Pressure cook in low flame till you get 2 whistles. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, cover with thick lid, simmer and cook for 45 mins in low flame.
Once done turn the heat off and let the remaining pressure release. Now remove the two bone pieces from the dish as they have served their purpose of infusing nutrition and flavor to the dish.
Feed This delicious soupy pish pash to your lil one, just be careful about the whole spices, discard them while feeding to prevent choking .This is a very easy chicken recipe for babies, it does not require any special cooking skills and nor does it take much of your time. Nutricious and tasty, this Pish Pash makes a perfect Lunch for toddlers.
This Chicken Pish Pash recipe is very basic however it can be enhanced and modified according to the likes of your baby. One important thing here is that you must used boney pieces, as boneless pieces does not prepare a tasty soup.
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So Your Dish Is Over Salted ! Wondering What To Do Now ?
Salt is one ingredient that combines and lifts up the flavors of all the other ingredients in the dish. Without salt, no matter how amazing and balanced the dish is, it will never have the taste that all those spices and condiments can impart to the dish. In India salt is an essential, as we do not use different sauces and vinegar to season our dishes as it is done in the western part of the globe.
Think of that oops moment when you suddenly realize that you have bunged in the salt twice in your dish, You immediately grab a teaspoon to take out that extra dose but only to learn that it has already dissolved. Grrrrrrr now what! Nothing just relax as there are some old school practices that still works to fix the saltiness of the dish.
Oversalting can destroy the dish and also the efforts put in, but these three fixes will save your food:
Top Three Quick Remedies For Fixing Over salted Food
Replace some amount of the Gravy :
Take out some quantity of the gravy, save it in the refrigerator as you can use it the next day with some other veggie. Now replace the portion that you have removed with a quickly made tomato puree gravy (do not put salt in this gravy).
To make this gravy : Puree some fresh tomatoes or canned in case you used canned tomatoes in your original dish, the idea here is to the match the taste and flavor of the original dish. Now heat oil in a pan add the tomatoes cook it well till the oil oozes out and add very small amount of other condiments you used to make the base of your dish. Now add this gravy to your oversalted dish and cook till everything amalgamates perfectly.
If your dish is not a gravy based dish and its rather on the dryer side like stir-fries your only life saving option is to double the recipe, make the second batch without adding any salt and then mix both the batches.
Use Atta Loi (Flour Dumplings)
Take a dough made with regular wheat flour. Make small balls by rolling it between the palms. Pop these dumplings to the oversalted curry and let it simmer these dumplings will absorb the excess seasoning. Once done, remove the dumplings carefully from the dish.
Alternatively you can use potatoes (whole) to absorb the saltiness from the curry. Now these potatoes are cook’s treat so enjoy!
Add vinegar and Sugar
This remedy to fix the saltiness, will change the flavor of the dish but the outcome will be delicious. Sugar and Vinegar are mostly used to balance the saltiness of a dish.
To fix over salted soup adding sugar and acid will work excellent.
Tips to prevent Over salting
Do not add salt in one go rather keep adding in different stages while cooking the dish.
Always take out salt in a teaspoon and then add, as the judgement can sometimes fail if you put it right away with your hand.
You have your own tried and tested fix to deal over salting? Please share it in the comment section so that we have some more options to save our dishes.