TOMATO OMELETTE / HOW TO MAKE A VEGAN OMELETTE WITH TOMATOES

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TOMATO OMELETTE

Tomato omelette is a vegetarian version of egg omelette. This omelette or cheela or savoury pancake is widely loved in Maharashtra especially in Mumbai. In this no egg omelette, gram flour is the base and a few veggies along with the chunks of tomatoes are added. This omelette is the best to have in breakfast or as an evening snack before the dinner

GRAM FLOUR BASED BATTER IS A HEALTHIER AND TASTIER OPTION FOR THIS TOMATOES OMELETTE!

This healthy tomato omelette or pancake is so filling, as the base is gram flour/besan which has numerous health benefits than regular flour. This is high in protein and fibre. This Chickpea flour has about half the carbs of white flour and thus may affect blood sugar differently. Above all when a few veggies are added to it, the nutritive value increases. This is an ideal lunch box idea for the kids who dislike the veggies. They love to have this with tomato ketchup

Prep time – 20 min
Cook time – 15 min
Makes – 5-6
Course – Breakfast/Evening snack
Author – Bharti Dhawan

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED

•  Chickpea flour/Besan – 1 cup – 250 gms
•  Water – Sufficient enough to make a pouring consistency batter
•  Chopped tomatoes – 2 nos
•  Finely chopped onions – 1 no
•  Finely chopped capsicum – 1 no
•  Finely chopped green chillies(optional) 1 no
•  Coriander leaves
•  Salt – 2 tsp or to taste
•  Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
•  Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

DIRECTIONS

1- Take a broad bowl and add besan/gram flour, water, salt and powdered spices. Make a lump-free batter. Keep aside at rest for 20 minutes

2- Add chopped veggies and coriander leaves and mix well

3- Heat a frying pan with 1 tsp oil or ghee. Add 1-2 ladleful of batter in the centre and spread into a medium-thick cheela or pancake

4- Flip the pancake to cook the other side until it gets a golden-brown colour

5- Make all the tomato omelettes like this and serve with the chutneys

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