Tuesday, September 13, 2011

VEGAN Tomato Omellete


 HI, this is a very yummy recipe you can whip up for lunch or dinner, I don't put in the chillies at all so that is optional or you can add red chilli powder. I have made this over the years many times, I got this from the Hare Krishna stand at a Health Expo where they were cooking it up for us to try and they gave out the recipe you see here. This is a Indian style omellete from Gujarat state in Western India and it is very tasty. I  don't add sugar however you can add stevia or any sweetener you like. The coriander really gives this dish its distinct flavour so I do suggest making it with fresh coriander leaves which you can buy from a grocer. Chick pea flour is also called Besan flour and this is to be found in a health food store or health food section of a supermarket . Also optional is onions chopped and or capsicum. I also have seen some recipes that use some rice flour and baking soda i.e. quarter teaspoon.

PREPARATION TIME: 10mins and Cooking time a few mins each omellette. Yield 10- 12 omelletes.
3/4 Cup ( 185 ml ) tomatoes peeled and finely chopped.
1 1/2 cups Besan flour (chickpea flour)
2 hot green chillies seeded and minced (optional)
1 small bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped up finely
1 teaspoon (5ml) dry roasted sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups -375 ml cold water
Oil or ghee for griddle frying

1.Combine all the ingredients except the oil. Add water if too thick.
2. Heat a heavy non-stick frypan or griddle pan over moderate heat until very hot, then reduce heat and brush with oil. Place 2 tablespoons or more of the batter and spread thinly.
When the underside turns golden put a little oil around the edges and turn over. When both sides are golden brown remove from the pan, fold and serve hot.



  1. I just made this for breakfast and is so good! Since I made a move for a vegan vegetarian and I really missed having something * is * a sweet breakfast. This is a great sub omelette, but it is completely your own thing. I think also better than eggs. You could add something to this. The next time I'll def be adding some jalapenos to add some ZING. And I here a lot.
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  2. think you missed out the besan flour from your ingredients. Glad you put up the original recipe along with your transcript. Sounds good though. Will def give a try.