This cabbage omelette recipe is a delicious way to sneak in vegetables and anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory turmeric into your diet. Eat this loaded veggie omelette for a yummy low-calorie breakfast!
About cabbage omelette
Eggs and cabbage for breakfast, anyone? If you think cabbage is boring, this recipe is for you! There’s a secret to making cabbage tastier which I’ll tell you in a minute…
Make this cabbage and egg recipe and give yourself a great healthy start and a boost of energy for the day. And who says omelets are only for breakfast? It can also be a part of your post-workout meal, lunch or brunch, especially if you are a vegetarian.
The calories in this 2-egg omelette (per serving) are about 190, which makes it a keto and low-calorie cheese omelette.
Omelette is one of the easiest recipes you can do with eggs. And the best thing is that you don’t have to think about what ingredients go well in an omelette. Add your favorite vegetables, mushrooms, herbs or meat, the omelet always gets loved and eaten without any questions asked. However, like all easy recipes, it has to be done the right way to taste better than the average omelet.
- Eggs: I’ve used 8 large eggs, so each serving would be a 2-egg omelette.
- Fillings: In addition to cabbage, I’ve added carrots, bell peppers and onions.
- Turmeric: This unique vegetarian omelet recipe is also an excuse to add the antioxidant turmeric to your diet which also gives a bright yellow tint.
- Cheese and milk: add a rich creamy texture to the omelet.
- Herbs: I’ve used cilantro here but you can swap it with green onions.
- Green chilli: 1 or 2, optional.
Step by step instructions
(You can find the exact measurements and instructions in the recipe card at the end of this page.)
The secret to making this turmeric omelette uniquely delicious is two-fold:
- Saute the fillings (cabbage and peppers) before adding to the omelette. Sauteed veggies are obviously tastier. You wouldn’t want to bite into a raw piece of cabbage, when all you want is a bite of the cheesy, creamy omelette.
- Beat the sauteed vegetables with the eggs and milk before pouring on to the pan (rather than topping the omelette), This way, the vegetables are well combined with the eggs and do not spill all over the plate. That makes it easier to cook and a pleasure to eat!
Saute onions, chillies (if using), bell peppers, cabbage and cool. Beat along with the eggs, grated carrot, cilantro, milk, turmeric, salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick omelet pan on low flame, spread oil and pour about 6 tablespoons of the beaten egg mixture. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and tilt the pan or stir gently so that the egg gets cooked. Once the egg is almost cooked but still moist, fold and remove immediately to a serving plate. Repeat with the rest of the egg mixture.
Increase the protein content of this loaded veggie omelette by adding minced stir-fried tofu or sauteed mushrooms.
Make an aromatic “green” omelette by adding more fresh herbs like mint/parsley or wilted spinach.
Make a chicken omelette with leftover or minced cooked chicken.
Turn this into a spicy omelette by adding a chopped green chilli and 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder while you saute the cabbage.
What to serve with this loaded veggie omelet?
Transform the spicy omelette into a quick lunch, brunch or dinner by pairing it with these dishes:
- cauliflower rice with masala chicken
- oven-baked hariyali chicken drumsticks
- stir-fried red rice with chicken
Tips to make the best cabbage omelette
Though omelets are one of the easiest dishes to prepare, the trick lies in the technique and time taken for cooking, so as to maintain the right texture and taste.
- After you pour in the eggs, rotate the pan and move the mixture around so that the uncooked parts of the egg touch the pan.
- Saute the vegetables and let the mixture cool before adding to the beaten eggs. This gives a better flavor to the omelette. It also ensures that the vegetables are cooked and soft, while the eggs don’t get overcooked.
- As a personal preference, I like my omelet slightly browned on the bottom. If you prefer yours to be completely yellow and soft, do not heat the pan too much before pouring the egg mixture and cook the omelette covered on a low flame.
- You can either cover the omelette and cook without flipping, or cook uncovered, then flip and cook the other side. Again, use low flame so the eggs do not get overcooked.
Cooked cabbage omelette can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, or frozen for a month.
The egg mixture keeps well for a couple of days when refrigerated. The sauteed veggies can keep well for 5 days if refrigerated in a separate container.
Can you reheat an omelette?
You can reheat an omelette and is quite easy, provided you follow a couple of tips:
- When you make the omelettes for refrigerating or freezing, take care not to overcook or brown them.
- Cool them completely and store in separate ziploc bags or in an airtight container, separated by parchment paper.
- Microwave reheating hack: Keep a small bowl of water in a corner of the microwave plate when you reheat, so that the omelet gets “steamed” and does not get dry and crispy along the edges.
Health benefits of eggs
Eggs might be the ultimate weight management food. Low in calories and high in protein, eggs rank high on the satiety index, which means they may help you feel fuller for longer. This cabbage and egg recipe with turmeric is a high-protein, high fiber, anti-oxidant omelette that boosts your metabolism and helps in weight management. (source)
- Strong muscles: The high-quality protein in eggs helps maintain and repair body tissues, including muscle.
- Brain health: Eggs contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the brain and the nervous system to function effectively.
- Energy production: Eggs contain all the nutrients that the body needs to produce energy.
- A healthy immune system: Vitamin A, vitamin B-12, and selenium in eggs are key to keeping the immune system healthy.
- Lower risk of heart disease: The choline in eggs plays an important part in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine, which may contribute to heart disease.
- A healthy pregnancy: Eggs contain folic acid, which may help prevent congenital disabilities, such as spina bifida.
- Eye health: The lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs help prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of age-related blindness. Other vitamins in eggs also promote good vision.
- Weight loss and maintenance: The protein in eggs can help people feel full for longer. This can reduce the urge to snack and lower a person’s overall calorie intake.
Health benefits of cabbage
- Cabbage, being a good source of potassium, calcium and magnesium helps maintain bone health and strength.
- It helps maintain low blood pressure.
- Cabbage is full of Vitamin K which helps with mental function and concentration.
- Vitamin C and sulfur in cabbage help in detoxing the body.
- Cabbage is a smart carb (with only 33 calories per cup) high in fiber and low in fat, which helps in weight loss.
- Glutamine in cabbage is an anti-inflammatory agent.
- The antioxidant properties of cabbage helps maintain skin, hair and nail health.
- Cabbage, like carrots, is full of beta-carotene which makes it good for the eyes, too.
- It is also rich in Vitamin C that boosts your immune system.
Health benefits of Turmeric
- Turmeric is well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties from its main component, curcumin.
- Curcumin also boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF that fights degenerative processes in the brain.
- Curcumin has been studied as a beneficial herb in cancer treatment and been found to affect cancer growth, development and spread at the molecular level.
- Curcumin lowers the risk of heart disease by improving the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of your blood vessels.
- Curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis.
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This recipe was originally published in March 2018 and has been updated with more images to give you a great experience!
“Health benefits of eggs” reference: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283659.php
“Health benefits of turmeric” reference: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric