Monday, April 05, 2010

Vegetarian Tomato Omelet

Other day a friend visiting me shared with me this vegetarian tomato omelet recipe. She is a vegetarian and doesn't eat any eggs. With a name tomato omelet, i assumed it was made with eggs and tomato, but besan is the base with strong flavors of tomato, onion, coriander and spices. This turned out to be a good snack that we had with tea. Here i find similarity with punjabi puda, which is also a besan based pancake.


1.5 cup - Besan / Gram flour
1 big - Onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup - Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/4 tsp - Jeera powder
1/4 tsp - Coriander powder
1/8 tsp - Hing powder
1/4 tsp - Red chili powder
Salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste

3 medium - Tomato, chopped
1 - Green chili
1 small size - Ginger


1 ) Sift besan to remove the lumps into a mixing bowl. Add onion, coriander leaves, jeera powder, coriander powder, hing, red chili powder and salt to taste. Make a paste of tomato, green chili and ginger in a blender. Add this mixture to the mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients very well. Add little water if needed and make a batter that is like a pancake or idly batter consistency.

2 ) Heat a non-stick pan. Grease with little oil. When the pan is hot, add a ladleful of the batter and spread a little. Then drizzle some oil on the top and the sides. Bubble will start forming on the batter and the bottom will start turning lightly brown in color. Using a spatula, turn the pancake over and cook on both sides evenly. Take off the pan and serve hot.

You can serve this with tomato ketchup or any chutney.


Sushma Mallya said...

Omelet looks very beautiful pravs,nice option for those who dont have eggs...very nice recipe as well,thanks for sharing

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pravs
This is my sunday favorite ..but never tried tomato..will try soon
have a nice week

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe..looks so yummy!!

PranisKitchen said...

perfect omltte..i think its a very new recipe for me..i have never had such an omlette with gram flour. sure will try this very soon

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks really mouthwatering & fantstic..

Supriya Nair said...

Love this veggie omlete...I make something similar...thanks for sharing this recipe...the click is fabolous....

Suparna said...

def. a great food for vegetarians...wonderful dish and intelligent use of ingredients :)

nisha said...

wow very nice idea

Anu said...

hmm yum Yum! thanks for sharing this recipe.. we call it "Besan Pudla or pulla". I make it mostly with only onions. but sometimes with chopped onion, green pepper, tomato.. Garam masala will also add nice taste! I will definately try just with tomatoes - you made it really nicely in that pic

Kairali sisters said...

Hi Pravs...We love your blog...We ahve tried a lot of dishes from you before we even had our own space..

Also we came to notice that you are from New Orleans..We are in Baton rouge..

Kairali sisters

Pravs said...

Thank you ladies and ushnish for the comments. Appreciate it.

Anu : Garam masala is a good addition to this recipe. Thanks for letting me know :)

Pravs said...

kairali Sisters : Nice name :)
Glad to see this comment and know you tried out my recipes.I hope the recipes turned out well for you guys :) So, how is it going in Baton rouge ?

PranisKitchen said...

dear pravs
some awards are waiting for u at my blog..Please stop by to collect them

Padhu said...

Vegetarian omelet looks yummy! Thanks for this quick breakfast recipe