tomato omelette recipe

tomato omelette recipe with step by step photos – here is one delicious omelette which does not have eggs in it. this vegetarian omelette is made with gram flour (besan), tomatoes, onions and indian herbs & spices.

tomato omelette gets done in a jiffy and with some homemade brown bread or ready made bread, one gets a healthy as well as nutritious breakfast. this tomato omelette is a savior when i am too busy or lazy for the morning breakfasts. there are few more similar recipes which you can make at times like:

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. few more delicious tomato recipes on the blog are:

  1. tomato soup
  2. tomato pulao
  3. tomato rasam
  4. tomato sambar
  5. tomato rice recipe

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

tomato omelette recipe

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, eggless pancake, masala dosa and poori bhaji.

veg tomato omelette recipe below:

tomato omelette recipe
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eggless tomato omelette recipe | veg omelette recipe

tomato omelette recipe - a delicious vegetarian omelette made with gram flour, tomatoes, onions and indian herbs & spices.
course breakfasts, brunch, snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 3 to 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 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 teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing) - (optional)
  • a pinch of garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) - (optional)
  • ½ to 1 cup water , or as required
  • salt as required
  • sunflower oil as required for cooking the omelette

how to make recipe?

making tomato omelette batter:

  1. finely chop tomatoes, onions, green chilli and ginger. also chop the coriander leaves.

  2. in a big bowl or vessel – take besan and coriander leaves. also add finely chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger and green chili.

  3. then add spices - asafoetida (hing), turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt as required.

  4. add ½ cup water first. with a wired whisk begin to mix everything. the batter has to be of medium consistency.

  5. mix and stir well to make a medium consistency batter. depending on the quality and texture of besan, you can add more or less water as required.

making tomato omelette recipe:

  1. heat a tava or a flat pan. smear some oil, about 1 teaspoon on the pan.

  2. with a large spoon pour the batter on the pan.
  3. spread it lightly with the back of the spoon.
  4. the technique is like the way we make pancakes.
  5. you can even rotate and tilt the pan.
  6. add some oil drops on the edges & top of the tomato omelette.

  7. flip and cook the other side.
  8. cook the tomato omelette till both sides are cooked.
  9. serve eggless tomato omelette with brown bread or buns and some coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

how to make eggless tomato omelette recipe:

1. finely chop onion, tomatoes, green chilli and ginger. also chop the coriander leaves. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making the tomato omelettes.

tomato omelette recipe

2. in a big bowl or vessel – take 1 cup besan (gram flour), 1 medium sized onion (finely chopped) and 2 medium sized tomatoes (finely chopped).

tomato omelette recipe

3. next add ½ inch finely chopped ginger, ¼ or ½ cup finely chopped coriander leaves and 1 finely chopped green chili. do chop all the ingredients finely. if chopped even in slightly larger pieces it becomes difficult to spread the tomato omelette in the pan.

tomato omelette recipe

4. add 1 pinch asafoetida (hing), ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, 1 pinch garam masala and salt as required.

tomato omelette recipe

5. add ½ cup water first. with a wired whisk begin to mix everything. the batter has to be of medium consistency.

tomato omelette recipe

6. mix and stir well. i used a wired whisk but you can also mix with a spoon.

tomato omelette recipe

7. if the batter is too thin then add some gram flour and if the batter is too thick then dilute with little water. i used about ½ cup of water. depending on the quality and texture of besan, addition of water will be more or less.

tomato omelette recipe

making tomato omelette recipe:

8. heat a tawa or a flat pan on low flame. smear some oil, about 1 teaspoon on the pan.

tomato omelette recipe

9. once the pan is hot reduce the flame. then with a large spoon pour the batter on the pan.

tomato omelette recipe

10. spread it gently with the back of the spoon. the technique is like the way we make pancakes. you can even rotate and tilt the pan.

tomato omelette recipe

11. add some oil drops on the edges & top of the tomato omelette.

tomato omelette recipe

12. let one side of tomato omelette cook.

tomato omelette recipe

13. then flip and cook the other side.

14. cook the tomato omelette till both sides are cooked and golden.

15. remove the tomato omelettes on a serving plate.

tomato omelette recipe

16. make all the veg omelettes in the same manner with the leftover batter.

17. serve eggless tomato omelette warm with toasted brown bread or whole wheat bread or pav and some coriander chutney or tomato sauce or mint chutney.

tomato omelette recipe

70 thoughts on “tomato omelette recipe | eggless tomato omelette recipe | veg omelette recipe”

  1. I tried tomato omellette and it has become one of my kids favourite thanks Dasana your blog is really very helpful 😊😊

    1. yes you can do this way. the batter might become slightly thin as the onions and tomato will leave water in it. if it becomes too thin, then you can add 1 to 2 tablespoon besan before making the tomato omelette.

    1. timing is difficult for me to mention as it varies with the type of pan used and the flame intensity. there should be golden spots on each side and some crispness. this means that the tomato omelette is cooked.

  2. Hi, I’m a writer with and would like to share your Tomato Omelette Recipe in one of my articles. Is it alright if I also use your photo of the omelette? If so, how would you like me to credit it? Thanks!

  3. Varsha ' s mom .... Madhaavi .

    Yes , Tomato omelete .my mother used to do .
    I too do this .
    And .
    My daughter .varshs .also .
    The best thing to .


  4. It was delicious!!! Thank You. I also added little bit of wheat and rice flour to the batter to make it little bit crispy….it turned out nice… 🙂

    1. the consistency of the batter must be thin and thats why. could also be due to the quality of pan. if the batter becomes thin, then you can add some more besan to slightly thicken it.

  5. Sameer Lokhandwala

    Whenever we make tomato omlet at home it is always soggy from the center. Please explain why is this.

  6. Your recipe blog is my saviour. I follow your recipes and must say they turn out so good. Thankyou so much!!!

  7. I tried this for breakfast and it turned out to be yammm 🙂 everyone liked it 🙂 thank you for posting this recipe 🙂

  8. Meenakshi Patil

    Hi Dasssna, ur receipes with presentations are always good to refer. I am a big fan of urs. Currently there are problems going on in my home. I belong to Marathi family & married to Gujarati man. It’s been one year of our marriage, still I am not able to cook perfectly as my mon-in-law always keep changing her receipe style. I first need to be good in basic cooking i.e. Vegetable cooking. I just dont know at this stage, how I should move ahead my receipe is less tasty than her. (My hubby said).
    Could you please help me in this? Any comments from you are always wecome.

    1. now thats an issue meenakshi. try the popular recipes from the blog. they come from an experienced cook and i am sure you will be good in them. in a small comment, i am unable to tell you the intricacies of cooking vegetables. each veggie has different cooking times and also there are different ways to cook, like steaming, sauting, grilling or baking. i would suggest you to get your hands on some books which have basic indian cooking like cooking dal, rice, rotis and vegetables. you can also refer for some simple and easy recipes on the blog. there are many. use the search button on the top to search the recipes. also you can buy some gujarati books later. but first you will have to learn the basics and the know how of spices, lentils, flours etc. cooking is not difficult. just practice and patience is required. you can see how your mother-in-law cooks and ask for her recipes or suggestions/tips, if you have good terms with her. don’t worry. the more you practice, the better you will become. any query you can email me or comment on the blog. all the best.

  9. hi,
    your recipes are really good to make and was in search of this one. Will try it soon. Thank u very much …

  10. 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

    1. 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.

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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

    1. 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 –

  15. 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.


  16. Charul @ Tadka Masala

    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! 🙂

  17. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

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