Leftover Curry Omelette

February 20, 2018Sew White

It may sound a bit odd but once you try the leftover curry omelette I promise you’ll be ordering extra dishes just to use the next day for brunch! This is a great recipe for using left over takeaway and left over Indian curry in particular. The strong flavours of the curry give the leftover curry omelette a delicious taste.

leftover curry omelette!

So on a Friday night after a hard week your eyes are bigger than your belly and you order enough takeway to feed a family so there is plenty of left overs for the next day. Sound familiar? It definitely happens to me a fair bit! Or you order enough but they give you a few dishes.

No matter how you came by it the extra food is there. I normally love a day old curry with some fresh crusty bread to dip in it, but now I have something even better… Leftover curry omelette.

Can I eat left over curry?

Yes of course! In fact I think it’s a lot better a day or 2 later as all the spices and flavours have really infused. Making it far more delicious! Heat them up until piping hot.

I would recommend not eat left over rice unless it’s within 24 hours. The NHS say it’s fine to have if stored in the fridge within 24 hours and heated up until steaming hot all the way through.

How long can you keep leftover curry in the fridge?

Curry can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days. When you want to eat it make sure you heat it up so it’s pipping hot. If it doesn’t look right don’t eat it.

Can I reuse curry sauce?

Yes absolutely! If it’s been in the fridge use it within 2-3 days.

Can you freeze leftover curry?

Once you’ve had your takeaway curry you can freeze any left over curry sauce. Defrost and use within 6 months. Don’t re-freeze.

What can you do with Curry?

There is some brilliant ways to use curry but it’s using up the left over indian takeaway which is my favourite thing to do with it. Scroll down for the leftover curry omelette recipe. When asking what can you do with curry, there are some lovely ways you can use a curry to create something new.

You can fry leftover curry up in a frying pan along with cooked potatoes to make a lovely Indian flavour infused side dish.

You can turn leftover curry into a marinade for meat. This is a perfect way to flavour meat for barbeques, picnics and summer dishes. Pop the curry in a dish and add the meat you want. Give it a good stir and a leave to the marinade. Cook as normal and enjoy your food with the extra flavour.

What ingredients do I need to make to a curry omelette

  • 4 eggs (2 per person)
  • 100 ml milk
  • a few left over curry dishes enough for one to two people as a normal portion
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of butter

It’s never the same twice!

This leftover curry omelette is a winner every time but it is always differently delicious. As we make this after most Indian takeaways to use any extras we couldn’t eat. I often don’t eat as much so I can make this. For this one we had a lot of saag curry left over so you can see the gorgeous spinach throughout. Some times depending on if there are more people in the house for a takeaway it might vary to be more spicy from madras dishes. Or super creamy if someone had a korma.  

The finished cooked golden brown leftover curry omelette

The finished result is a beautiful pan ready to be shared. I love having a bit of a left over spinach dish as it helps to add a beautiful look to the finished dish. If you have a mix of mild and spicy curries you can get a great taste which as you go through will find hotter bites. Tongue tantalising flavour every time I’ve made this dish.

What should I serve with leftover curry omelette?

You can serve the curry omelette on it’s own but you can also serve with it a range of tasty things.

Serving suggestions

  • fresh salad
  • a sprinkling of fresh thinly slice onion
  • fresh corriander
  • yoghurt (a weird one but if the curry is hot it’s a nice cool down)
  • mango chutney
  • fresh lychees to add a cool and juicy bite to the hot omelette

What to do with leftover curry

There are a lot of things you can do with leftover curry including sandwich filling (weird but it works) but above all the best thing you can do with leftover curry is to turn it into an omelette. It is so easy to do, helps reduce food waste and above all tastes absolutely delicious.

Step by step – how to make leftover curry omelette

  • Whisk together the eggs and milk with the salt and pepper.
  • Chop up any large pieces of meat or vegetables in the curry.
  • Add the curry dishes to the eggs and stir in.
  • Heat a pan to a medium heat and add a dash of butter.
  • Pour in the curry mix into the pan.
  • Move it around gently in the pan until it starts to firm up.
  • Heat up the grill and once the base seems to be firm pop the omelette under the grill to cook the top for approximately 5-8 minutes until the omelette goes golden brown.
  • Serve straight away with mango chutney, fresh onion salad or have it on it’s own. Always delicious.

How to make the leftover curry omelette?

This isn’t complicated at all. I promise. It’s some whisking and mixing and some cooking! It’s that simple. The smell will make your mouth water but luckily it’s a quick cook so will be with you on your plate soon.

For roughly 2 portions of left over food you will need 4 eggs. This will serve about 4 to 6 people. Writing this I need to make it again.

cold curry from the night before

Left over curry ready to turned into an omelette. I would recommend cutting up any large pieces of meet and vegetables.

whisking up the egg and curry mix to make omelette

Cook on the top of the hob while you warm up the grill. Once the bottom is cooked place under the grill to cook the top. It should only take a few minutes.

Before and after

left over indian takeaway curry omelette being cooked on the hob

As the leftover curry omelette cooks it is hard not to keep poking it too much. Try though! As the base is more cooked and becomes firm pop the pan under the grill (make sure the handle is grill safe and also prepare that it will all be very hot). As it goes under the grill the leftover curry omelette will go golden brown and firm on top. I like still a bit squidgy! You need to keep an eye on it as it will cook quickly.

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The only problem with this meal is that once you try it you will find yourself possibly buying extra takeaway so you can make this for brunch the next morning.

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Leftover Curry Omelette

Sisley White
It may sound a bit odd but once you try the leftover curry omelette I promise you’ll be ordering extra dishes just to use the next day for brunch! It is the perfect way to use up leftover curry and create a delicious meal the next day.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Brunch, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British, English
Servings 2 people
Calories 174 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • Oven safe frying pan

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 eggs (2 per person)
  • 100 ml milk
  • a few left over curry dishes enough for one to two people as a normal portion
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of butter

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together the eggs and milk with the salt and pepper.
  • Chop up any large pieces of meat or vegetables in the curry.
  • Add the curry dishes to the eggs and stir in.
  • Heat a pan to a medium heat and add a dash of butter.
  • Pour in the curry mix into the pan.
  • Move it around gently in the pan until it starts to firm up.
  • Heat up the grill (For our American friends it's the Broiler) to a medium hot heat and pop the omelette under to cook the top for approximately 5-8 minutes until the omelette goes golden brown.
  • Serve straight away with mango chutney, fresh onion salad or have it on it’s own. Always delicious.

Notes

•A great way to use up the leftover takeaway curry.
•If there are large pieces of meat for examples chicken, lamb or beef. It is best to cut them up so they heat up all the way through.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 13gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 332mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 188mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 646IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 2mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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9 Comments

  • Delicious Indian Food to Make Using your Leftovers – BNewsOne

    April 2, 2020 at 6:18 pm

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  • Kristin

    April 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    What a great idea! I never would have thought of it. It’s delicious and the perfect twist on serving leftover curry! Thank you for the great recipe!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 17, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much x

  • Deanne

    April 17, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    what a great idea! I can’t wait to try this with our leftovers!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 17, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      I really hope you enjoy it.

  • Toni

    April 17, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I love this! So delish and really easy to make!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 17, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you so much <3

  • Steve

    January 26, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Hello from California, Sisley,

    I’m using your interesting recipe tonight, and I want to thank you for putting it out there. I’m writing from California. A brief note concerning cooking nomenclature for your cousins across the Atlantic. I had to translate the term “grill” in your recipe, as I was confident you didn’t want me to take the omelet pan out to my barbeque. I think I’ve got it sorted out: Here in California (and the rest of the US), the heating element set inside an oven on top, used to quickly brown something from above, is called a “broiler,” whereas to “grill” food here usually means to put food on a grill grate (such as on a barbeque) with flame from below. If I understood your instructions correctly, then I hope this is helpful to your American readers.

    Cheers,
    Steve

    1. Sew White

      January 28, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Hi Steve, thank you so much for that knowledge I had no idea it was called that at all!

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