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by dassana amit updated October 22, 2013

tomato omelette: vegetarian tomato omelette recipe

tomato omelette - 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.

tomato omelette 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.

tomato omelette recipe

tomato omelette is best served hot with some toasted brown or white bread accompanied with a side coriander chutney or mint 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.

if you are looking for more breakfast recipes then do check aloo paratha, upma recipe, potato poha and poori bhaji.

tomato omelette recipe details below:

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tomato omelette - a delicious vegetarian omelette made with gram flour, tomatoes, onions and indian herbs & spices.
Recipe type: breakfast, brunch, snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 3-4
  • 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
  1. mix all the ingredients together, except oil.
  2. make a medium consistency batter.
  3. heat a tava or a flat pan.
  4. smear some oil, about 1 tsp on the pan.
  5. with a large spoon pour the batter on the pan.
  6. spread it lightly with the back of the spoon.
  7. the technique is like the way we make pancakes.
  8. you can even rotate and tilt the pan.
  9. add some oil drops on the edges & top of the omelette.
  10. flip and cook the other side.
  11. cook the tomato omelette till both sides are cooked.
  12. serve tomato omelette with brown bread or buns and some coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

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nainasingh March 25, 2014 1

thanks easy to make good to taste


dassana amit March 25, 2014 2

welcome nainasingh


Siri November 23, 2013 3

Hi made this today for breakfast…..yummy I also added ajwain seeds n til seeds ……I think so dat the tomatoes should be puréed to get nice thin omelettes ……thnx a lot for all the recipies … I don’t call up people home to find what to add n how ….I just browse ur site ……..well done dasanna


dassana November 25, 2013 4

thanks a lot siri. tomatoes can be pureed and they will give thin omelette. however if you finely chop or mince the tomatoes and onions both, you can still thin omelettes. adding ajwain and til seeds is a really good idea. next time i will try your idea.


Ashwini June 5, 2013 5

really very nice presentation of all recipes and very easy to understand. really like so much. thank u thank u so much dassana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


dassana June 5, 2013 6

thanks ashwini.


Pam April 19, 2013 7

thanks for this recipe. I just made them as a brunch for myself. im going to make them fresh for my husband this weekend. really love your recipes dassana!


dassana April 22, 2013 8

thanks pam :-)


raj April 4, 2013 9

really nice one recipe … n it’s easy to make quickly.. thxs to share this recipe … Keep Going :)


Ashu March 15, 2013 10


thanks again.


Sarah March 15, 2013 11

I just made this and your vegan banana bread and both turned out fabulous. My son has egg and dairy allergies and it was so nice to find your site and all of the wonderful suggestions you have for healthy yet still tasty recipes that meet his diet needs.

Thank you for taking the time to share these recipes!

Next up I plan on being more adventurous and trying to make either aloo paratha or masala dosa. Was wondering if you have a good recipe for Aloo baji? My hubby loves Indian food and that is his favourite.

Thanks again


dassana March 15, 2013 12

thanks sarah. any food can be made delicious without eggs and dairy products. its a little tricky but once you get the knack of it, you can make excellent dishes. in fact just today, i made apple upside down cake and it was fab. no one could believe that there were no eggs or milk in this cake. will share the recipe soon.

do try the aloo paratha and masala dosa. these are famous indian snacks and you should try making them at home :-)

i always get confused with aloo baji… is it a dry potato dish or potato fritters. in south india bajji means fritters and in west india, bhaji means both fritters as well as a potato dish.
giving you the recipe links of both, including a north indian punjabi potato curry. the curries can be served with rotis, pooris and even bread.

aloo bhaji/dry potato curry –
aloo pakora/potato fritters –
aloo sabzi/north indian potato curry –


Sowmya March 14, 2013 13

delicious and picture perfect… so looking delicious and easy… bookmarking it


Anita Menon March 11, 2013 14

Lovely blog. My first time here. WOuld love to try this recipe.


dassana March 11, 2013 15

thanks anita.


Fareeda March 9, 2013 16

I just made this for breakfast. Absolutely delicious !!!

Thanks for a wonderful recipe.


dassana March 10, 2013 17

thanks and welcome fareeda.


Raks March 7, 2013 18

Yummy, I make this sometimes :) Lovely pictures as usual!


Shoba Shrinivasan March 7, 2013 19

Looks lovely Dassana. I always make them on a lazy sunday and everytime its a differnt combination of veggies – peppers, cilantro, mushrooms, onions and even sometimes seitan!!!
Nice clicks.



Nami | Just One Cookbook March 7, 2013 20

This is my first time seeing eggless omelette! Tomatoes and all the spices and herbs sounds fantastic. Kids with egg allergy can enjoy this omelette. ;)


Charul @ Tadka Masala March 6, 2013 21

This tomato omelette is saviour for my dinners too at times. When I am too tired to make dinner, I make this roll them up with some salad and yogurt and dinner is ready! :)


ramya March 6, 2013 22

Great recipe! I will try this recipe soon. Tempting pictures too!


Sharmilee March 6, 2013 23

Veg omlette sounds like a great alternative…beautiful clicks


Priti March 6, 2013 24

I just had the same last week …looks yum with as always lovely pics


aparna March 6, 2013 25

looks like omelette :) lovely one :) i will try


Familycook March 6, 2013 26

Wow, never heard of an egg-less omelette before. This is definitely worth trying:)


Pavithra March 6, 2013 27

Omelette without eggs!! Nice idea. Great looking spread!!
Reminds me of Adai.


Kiran @ March 5, 2013 28

That’s a delicious omelette! I agree with Sanjeeta — it has similarities to cheela’s :)


Sanjeeta kk March 5, 2013 29

Lovely..looks similar to the Cheelas we make with besan…will be on breakfast table this weekend!


Lakshmi March 5, 2013 30

I’m so happy you posted this recipe. I used to make it, sans onion, years ago but have misplaced the recipe. For a couple of months I’ve been thinking of it and tried to recreate it. My memory failed miserably because I remembered it was with chenna. There is another recipe, which resembles scrambled eggs (made of fresh cheese) I must be mixing it with. I will go to the kitchen to try it out now :-)


dassana March 5, 2013 31

thanks lakshmi. i have heard about the one made with chenna but never made it. i usually make this one with besan as its the easiest one and gets done quickly too.


renu March 5, 2013 32

i have to try this…. its tooo tempting and i am a tomato fan.. will let you know:)


dassana March 5, 2013 33

sure renu.