The veg omelette is a simple yet delicious vegetarian version of an omelette. This is a vegan and gluten-free dish. The vegan omelette is perfect for a quick breakfast.
Sometimes I think "why this is called an omelette?" Because when we say omelette, what comes to our mind is "eggs". Maybe the same color or so. If you know the answer to this "why" then please comment below.
I have few answers now.
- This is vegetarian and more precisely a vegan replacement of egg.
- Texture-wise it resembles that of omelette.
- Add black salt in place regular salt. You will get very similar taste of egg omelette.
This is a vegetarian version of an omelette. Gram flour or chickpea flour is the best substitute for eggs. Since we add onion, tomatoes to add extra flavor, this is quite popular as a tomato omelette as well.
This veg omelette is nothing but a savory vegan crepe made with chickpea flour. In the northern part of India, this is more popular as cheela or chilla too. And the best part is you can make these savory crepes with any other flour as well like millet crepes, wheat flour crepes, lentil crepes, etc.
While making a veg omelette we can also add variation to it. E.g. instead of tomato add grated potato or grated boiled potatoes to make crispy potato crepes. Check out my other chickpea omelette here.
Serve these veg omelette with slices of bread as a sandwich. This will be more filling. I make these veg omelette sandwich for my breakfast so often.
Recipe Card for Veg Omelette
Tomato Omelette/ Besan Cheela
- 1 cup Gram flour/ Besan
- 1 tsp Salt (or as per taste)
- 1 tsp Ginger garlic (crushed finely)
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 1 large Tomato finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Coriander– 1tbsp chopped finely chopped
- 2 Green Chilli finely chopped
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Hing or asafoetida
For Shallow frying
- 6 - 7 tbsp Refined Oil
- Mix all ingredients mentioned above (except oil) in a large mixing bowl.
- Add 1/2 cup water gradually and stir well. Make a smooth flowing batter. Make sure the batter is lumps free.
- Keep the pan on medium flame. Put one tbsp oil on it. When oil is hot put one ladle batter on it and spread evenly and lightly so that it won't break..
- Cook it on low flame else it will turn brown at bottom without getting cooked evenly. it will take time to cook properly
- Drizzle some oil from surrounding and let it turn color slightly on top of cheela.
- Flip it to the other side. Let it cook for 3 mins more.
- Remove from heat if it’s done completely. One tomato omelette will not take more than 5 minutes to get cooked in low to medium heat.
- Garnish and serve with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup and bread toast.
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