Motta Porichathu, also known as Spicy Coconut Ginger Omelette, is a flavorful dish from Kerala, India. It combines the richness of eggs with the unique flavors of coconut, ginger, and spices, making it a delightful breakfast or brunch option.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (coriander leaves), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or vegetable oil)


  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs well.
  2. Add the grated coconut, chopped onion, green chilies, grated ginger, chopped cilantro, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, and salt to the beaten eggs. Mix well to combine.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Pour half of the egg mixture into the pan. Tilt the pan slightly to spread the mixture evenly.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom of the omelette is set and lightly golden. Flip the omelette and cook for an additional 2 minutes on the other side.
  6. Transfer the omelette to a plate.
  7. Repeat with the remaining egg mixture to make a second omelette.
  8. Serve the Motta Porichathu hot, ideally with a side of Indian bread like chapati or as is.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 200-250
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 10g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 2

Motta Porichathu is a simple yet delicious dish that brings a burst of Kerala’s flavors to your table. The combination of coconut, ginger, and spices provides a unique taste that makes this omelette stand out from the usual. It’s a perfect way to start your day with a touch of Indian cuisine!

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