5 Spicy Frittata Recipes with a Desi Twist

Looking for a cheap and easy yet filling meal? Then the humble frittata is for you! Learn how to make delicious frittatas with a spicy Desi twist.

5 Spicy Frittata Recipes with a Desi Twist

So if you’re on a budget or just don’t want to cook a big meal, these frittatas are perfect for you!

A frittata is an egg-based Italian dish. It is like an omelette, but, with the texture of a quiche – minus the pastry.

Yet, just because it’s Italian doesn’t mean a Desi spin can’t be put on it!

Frittatas are delicious served hot or cold. They go down a treat at mealtime and can be added to sandwiches or salads.

The beauty of frittatas is that they can be made from almost anything. They’re suitable for meat-eaters and vegetarians. There’s no better way to use up the odds and ends leftover in the fridge.

Perfect for lunchboxes or quick fifteen minute meals, read on to learn how to make frittatas with a spicy Desi twist.

Spicy Sweet Potato Frittata

5 Spicy Frittata Recipes with a Desi Twist

Sweet potatoes are the vegetables of the moment right now.

Chefs globally are incorporating it into more and more recipes.

It can be paired with a lot of different herbs and spices. This recipe uses coriander and chilli flakes. The contrast between the sweetness of the potato and the heat of the spices gives a tantalising taste.

The sweet potato varies in colour. But, for this recipe, and for the best flavour, you will need to purchase orange sweet potatoes.

This frittata recipe is easy to make and only requires 30 minutes baking time in the oven. While preparation can be lengthy with the cooking of the potatoes – it is certainly worth it!

Want to find out how to make this sweet and spicy frittata bake? Click here.

Spicy Indian Style Masala Fritatta

5 Spicy Frittata Recipes with a Desi TwistImage 2 (1)

A Desi twist on a simple classic frittata recipe.

Pairing coriander with Garam Masala and chilli flakes makes for a pallet enticing dish.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can add as much spice as you need to suit your tastes.

It is also extremely healthy. Especially if you switch the oil used for frying onions for a low-fat non-stick spray.

The recipe serves four people. Perfect for a quick, budget-friendly family meal. It takes around forty minutes to prepare and cook if you choose to fry the onions beforehand.

Want to learn how to make this heated frittata? Find out here.

Spiced Lamb and Spinach Fritatta

5 Spicy Frittata Recipes with a Desi Twist

If you’re a lover of meat, then this one is for you!

Using nutmeg, crushed chillies, and cayenne pepper, this frittata is a culinary delight.

Lamb is the perfect meat to be used in frittatas as it is tender and soft.

It pairs perfectly with a variety of herbs and spices and is by far one of the tastiest meats available.

Although this recipe is the lengthiest, due to having to cook the lamb beforehand. So, it is best if this is prepared and cooked on a day where you have a bit of time.

This frittata is best-served piping hot with a side salad. Why not try adding a drizzle of mint and yoghurt sauce to cool the dish and bring out the flavours of the lamb?

Give this lovely lamb dish a go here?

Spicy Crabmeat Frittata

5 Spicy Frittata Recipes with a Desi TwistImage 4

Most people are hesitant about adding seafood to the frittata, as the mixture of the egg and seafood can sometimes be overpowering.

However, crab meat is the perfect blend of texture and taste for a scrumptious fish frittata.

This dish doesn’t take too long to make. If you shop at high street supermarkets you can find crabmeat for quite cheap, meaning the recipe is cost effective too.

The crabmeat can be paired with garlic and black pepper. But, it also tastes delicious with a little bit of chilli powder or turmeric is thrown in too!

Want to make this fishy dish yourself at home? Click here and find out its method.

Indian Spiced Vegetable Frittata

5 Spicy Frittata Recipes with a Desi Twist- Image 5

Want the perfect dish to beat those midweek blues? Or looking for something to oomph up your dinner?

Well, look no further than this wonderful combination of eggs and spices. Guaranteed to put some spice back into your supper!

It requires simple and cost-effective ingredients and can be made in next to no time!

See this Indian frittata recipe adapted from Delicious Magazine:


  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 red onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1/2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp of mango chutney
  • 150g savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 8 medium free range eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Fresh coriander for taste and garnish


  1. Heat oil in the frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and fry for five minutes or until they soften. Add the garlic and curry powder and fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir in mango chutney.
  2. When the mixture is a jam-like texture, add cabbage with a splash of water and turn the heat up. Stir-fry until the cabbage wilts and fits the pan better. (4-5 minutes).
  3. In a large jug beat the eggs with milk, lime and coriander. Season, then pour the mixture evenly over the cabbage. Be sure to fill in any gaps. Turn the heat down low and simmer for 10 minutes. The egg should set on the bottom but remain liquid and runny on the top. Heat the grill to medium.
  4. Put the pan under the grill for 3-4 minutes, until the egg sets and is golden. Keep checking it so it doesn’t overcook. Serve with coriander scattered over the top.

Serve this dish hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You could even serve this dish with a side of mango chutney or a salad!

So if you’re on a budget or just don’t want to cook a big meal, these frittatas are perfect for you!

Why not alter one of the above recipes to your own tastes. Or try adding your own favourite foods to the mix?

The possibilities are endless. But, one thing is for sure – these dishes will fill you to the brim!

Laura is a Creative and Professional Writing and Media graduate. A huge food enthusiast who is often found with her nose stuck in a book. She enjoys video games, cinema and writing. Her life motto: “Be a voice, not an echo.”

Images courtesy of: Archana's Kitchen, foodtolove, Kitchen Inspirational, taste.com.au, cdkitchen, domesticate and Veggielad.