June 25, 2019

Tomato Omelette - Vegan Breakfast

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Omelette and Vegan...does not sound very pleasing right??  Yes, it definitely is confusing when you hear the word Omelette . Tomato Omelette is a very famous cuisine from Maharashtra and gets it name because of its appearance but has no egg or by products of egg as an ingredient. Infact, the main ingredient is chick peas flour /besan / kadalaimaav .
A batter is prepared using the gram flour and is topped with finely chopped green chllies, tomatoes,coriander and even some grated ginger. A very filling breakfast which is loved by most college and office goers . Severed with toasted bread and some green chutney or tomato sauce, you are sorted for the day .
If you aren't calorie conscious and follow Vegan diet , you can top it with a dollop of butter to enjoy all the more  .

Preparation Time - 10 mins
Cooking Time - 3 mins per omlette
Makes : 5-6 omelettes
Complexity: simple

2 cups besan /gram flour
2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
2-3 green chillies finely chopped
Handful of coriander chopped
Salt as needed
Pinch of asafoetida
Water to make batter
Oil to cook the omlette


  • In a wide mixing bowl , add the flour and water and prepare a lump free batter.  Batter to be of pouring consistency. 
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes,green chillies, coriander, salt and asafoetida to the  batter and mix well. Let the  batter rest until the tawa gets heated up.
  • Heat a tawa, pour a ladle full of batter and gently spread it . Dont stretch too much,else it won't retain the shape.
  • Drizzle some oil and cook on medium flame until well done and then flip over and cook. 
  • Serve hot with chutney or sauce and even with some toasted bread .

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