Thai omelet Khai Jiao is Thai style omelette which is eaten as a snack or a quick meal. This popular street food is considered as a Thai comfort food.
Thai omelet is golden and crisp omelet which is often served as rice topper in Thailand. Unlike most varieties of omelette, this one is not a breakfast dish, it is served mostly with rice or any sour and spicy dish as main meal.
Eggs are combined with lemon juice or vinegar, fish sauce and whisked to make an airy batter which is used to make Thai omelette. If like me you do not eat fish or meat you can substitute fish sauce with soy sauce and still make Thai omelet or Thai Jiao.
Making Thai omelette is not difficult, but it requires a special technique which is slightly different from regular omelette of any kind. The batter for omeltte can be simplest, you just need a good fish sauce other than oil and eggs. If you are non-meat eaters and eat eggs like me fish sauce can be substituted with soy sauce.
But as with other dishes, many variations can be added to this kai jiew as well. Usually, Thai omelet is served over jasmine rice and topped with hot sauce/sriracha sauce for the spicy kick.
If you like higher spice level, you can add some chili sauce or hot sauce in batter as well. In my Spanish omelet video recipe, almost thousand people asked to add some sort of heat so in this recipe I added some hot sauce while making the batter.
Tips for Making good Thai Omelette
- I also added little corn flour while making the omelet to make it crispier.
- Main thing while making this deep-fried omelette is you need either a wok or kadhai to make it as we need lesser surface area for the batter to remain concentrated. Otherwise, it may fall flat while cooking and may not turn out crispy as it should be.
- While pouring batter into the wok, make sure to pour it from the height as it helps in forming crispy edges of the omelet.
- Oil should be smoking hot before you pour the omelet batter into the wok.
Watch How to Make Thai Omelet – Kai Jiew
If you want to check out other tasty Omelette recipes on my tasty curry you may like to try Spanish omelet, Indian Masala Cheese omelette, 2 Minutes Microwave omelette. Also How to make perfect omelette
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- 2 eggs Whole
- Salt to taste
- 1 Tbsp Chilli sauce
- 1 Tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp corn flour
- 1/2 cup oil (actually used is about 1tbsp because it is deep fried omelette rest is reused)
Combine eggs,salt, soy sauce, corn starch, lime juice, a medium bowl. Wish till batter is frothy and there are no white streaks of egg whites.
Heat th e oil in a karahi or round-bottom wok till it reaches smoking point.
Hold the egg bowl over a good height of almost 10-12 inches over the wok and pour the egg mixture into the hot oil.
Allow the egg mixture to cook/deep fry for 1 minutes or so till edges become crispy and flip the omelette cook it till light golden brown.
Serve hot omelette immediately over a steaming bowl of rice and hot sauce or Sriracha sauce.