here is a one omelette which does not have eggs in it. this tomato omelette is a savior when i am too busy or lazy for the morning breakfasts. it gets done in a jiffy and with some home made brown bread or ready made bread, one gets a healthy as well as nutritious breakfast.
the tomatoes lend their faint umami flavor and along with the gram flour you get a warm & spiced omelette. here gram flour/besan is used as a base along with the regular indian herbs & spices.
these vegetarian omelette is best served hot with some toasted brown or white bread accompanied with a side coriander chutney or tomato sauce.
the tomato omelette makes for a good breakfast or brunch. you can also make sandwiches with them. in india, we have a club sandwich which has this omelette served between slices along with the other stuffings. its truly good and very filling. they usually serve the club sandwich this way in restaurants here.
tomato omelette recipe details below:
- 1 cup gram flour/besan
- 2 medium size tomato, finely chopped
- 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
- ½ inch ginger, finely chopped
- 1 green chili, finely chopped
- ¼ or ½ cup coriander/cilantro leaves, chopped
- ¼ tsp red chilli powder
- a pinch of asafoetida (optional)
- a pinch of garam masala
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder (optional)
- 1.5 to 2 cups water
- salt as required
- sunflower oil as required for cooking the omelette
- mix all the ingredients together, except oil.
- make a medium consistency batter.
- heat a tava or a flat pan.
- smear some oil, about 1 tsp on the pan.
- with a large spoon pour the batter on the pan.
- spread it lightly with the back of the spoon.
- the technique is like the way we make pancakes.
- you can even rotate and tilt the pan.
- add some oil drops on the edges & top of the omelette.
- flip and cook the other side.
- cook the tomato omelette till both sides are cooked.
- serve with brown bread or buns and some coriander chutney or tomato sauce.