Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lip-Smackin' Breakfast Burrito

Weekend mornings usually start off pretty slow for DH and I. Even Ozzy makes a late start. All three of us often lie there, huddled under the covers, slowly blinking our eyes in the morning sunshine. If Ozzy sees that it's one of those mornings where mommy is not jumping out of bed, then he will proceed to get his morning lovin' on. This involves a lot of purring, nuzzling, cuddling, licking, and basically draping himself over my face - his way of saying "I wuv you". And since I've taught him well, he'll make sure that DH doesn't feel left out, by going over to his side of bed and giving him the same special Ozzy-love treatment!

It's so cold these days that I need a damn good reason to crawl out of bed. So on weekends I give in to the luxury of staying under the comforter (could anything be more appropriately named?!) until I figure out what exactly I'll be making for breakfast. This Breakfast Burrito came into existence purely out of what I was craving one day, as I lay snuggled up next to DH and Ozzy. My thought process went something like this: "Salty, not sweet. Egg, but not the regular kind or scrambled. Carbs, but not bread. Cheese, definitely need cheese. Gotta think of my calcium intake, after all! har dee har har. Crunchy, not mushy. And spicy. 'Coz a little bit of spice goes a long way into making a meal feel more satisfying and filling". Ok, so perhaps I wasn't THAT coherent first thing in the morning, but you get the idea.

Lip-Smackin' Breakfast Burrito
Flour Tortillas
Canola Oil
Coriander Chutney, store-bought or homemade (recipe to follow)
Shredded cheddar cheese


1. Spread about 1 tbsp (or more if you like it spicier, which I do) of the coriander chutney on one side of a flour tortilla, leaving a margin of 1/2 an inch around the edge.
2. Fry an egg with a tsp or two of oil in a pan. Break the yolk, and cook both sides of the egg.
3. Drain the oil from the egg and place it in the center of flour tortilla.
4. Top it off with 2-3 tbsp of shredded cheese. Sprinkle just a pinch of kosher salt all over as well.

(Oooooooo, would you look at that ... the cheese is already starting to melt over the egg. Only good can come from this!)

5. Roll up the burrito (not too tight, or the filling will burst out) and place it on a hot non-stick skillet. Let it turn brown and crispy on both sides.

6. Then eat it right away, because baby, these are good to GO!
Boyoboyoboyoboyoboy! This really wakes up all your senses first thing in the morning. The crispy bite of the tortilla (browning it on the skillet is essential!), the softness of the egg, the gooeyness of the cheese, and the fragrant spicyness of the coriander chutney might make breakfast your best meal of the day.

I usually have a bottle of store-bought coriander chutney in my fridge, for raitas, or to go with tikkas and kababs. And it works beautifully for this Breakfast Burrito. But if I have the freshly made stuff on hand, then obviously there's nothing better!

Fresh Coriander Chutney
1 bunch of fresh cilantro/coriander leaves
2 tbsp of grated coconut
4 whole green chillies
1 large garlic clove
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
Juice of 1 lime
Method: Whiz it all up in a food processor, with a bit of water (if needed). Nothing simpler! This will store for a few days in your fridge, but trust me, you'll be using it on everything so it will disappear soon enough! Don't be ashamed of just spreading it on toast and eating it - it really is THAT good!


Doppelganger said...

This is the first time that I've come to your blog and wished I'd waited till morning to read it. It's midnight which means I have to wait all these intervening hours till morning comes and I can make this eggy deliciousness! I know what you're may be called lip-smackin' Breakfast burrito, but it would work just as well for a mesonoxian snack (that was my word of the day: meaning anything pertaining to midnight...I love the english language!), but the problem I've been facing since the past week still persists because I happen to be a lazy ass. My paltry pantry needs to be restocked with tortillas and the coriander chutney, or atleast the ingredients to make the chutney. *Sigh* that gooey goodness is calling my lovingly. You're devious! You wield the magic of food so effortlessly!

Doppelganger said...

Oh forgot to say hello to Ozzy! He seems to personify welcome, lazy mornings in this picture...I think having Ozzy by makes your culinary magic that much more potent.

Muneeba said...

I know what you mean ... sometimes after I post a particularly yummy blog, I have to run down to the kitchen and graze on something 'coz I've made myself SO HUNGRY! It usually happens whenever I go to food porn sites, like or I'm definitely a big tharoo of food ;)
Ozzy says "hello" back! He wishes he had more ppl around to play with ... right now he's whining abt me being in front of the computer again! Him being around all the time makes me happier so yeah, that definitely reflects in my food! Excellent work, Holmes!

Anonymous said...

Hi -- I clicked on through from tastespotting to your blog. I've bookmarked you because I will DEFINITELY be back to browse. Thanks for sharing your recipes!!

Muneeba said...
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Muneeba said...

Thks Sissie! Nothing would make me happier than to see ppl enjoying my recipes! Your support is really appreciated! And I loved reading through your blog ... my condolences for your little Jamieson :(

Anonymous said...

I love that coriander chutney recipe! I will definitely be using it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! Eggs are my favorite thing to eat for breakfast, and now I have a new way. Thanks for the inspiration!

Muneeba said...

Your welcome, Lauren & Hayley .. do let me know how your dishes turn out!

test it comm said...

That sounds like a really tasty breakfast!

Muneeba said...

Thks Kevin! I've been following your own blog for a long time (excellent stuff) ... so it's great to see you checking out mine :)

Swapna said...

Mouth watering dish. nice click tooo :)

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such articles. I like to read stories like that. By the way add some pics :)