Veg. Masala Omelette - egg less!

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
3-4 omelettes

Here is a simple recipe that you can try as a replacement for your regular (egg based) omelette. The trick is to make an omelette look-alike by mixing in common ingredients like onion, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander. The omelette like aroma is achieved by using black salt or kala namak. Try this one as you choose to transition to a plant-based lifestyle!

  • Chickpea flour (besan) - 1 cup
  • Tomatoes - 2 (medium size,finely chopped)
  • Onion - 1 (medium size,finely chopped)
  • Ginger - ½ inch(finely chopped)
  • Green chill - 1(finely chopped)
  • Coriander(cilantro leaves) - ¼ or ½cup (chopped)
  • Red chilli powder(lal mirch powder) -¼tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi)- ¼tsp (optional)
  • Water - ½ to 1cupor as required
  • Black salt -½ or as required
  • Rock salt - as required (optional)
  • Cold-pressed oil - for greasing (optional)
  • In a big mixing bowl, add besan along with coriander leaves, finely chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger and green chilli.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and black salt as required. You may add rock salt if required.
  • Add about ½ cup of water and mix everything together thoroughly to arrive at a batter of medium consistency. Add water as required.
  • Heat a tava and grease it with minimal cold-pressed oil. Alternatively, you can grease the tava with an onion half and avoid using oil at all.
  • Now, pour a spoonful ofbatter on the tava and spread it lightly with the back of the spoon. Allow to cook.
  • Then flip and cook the other side.
  • Serve hot eggless omelette with chutney or dip of choice!

    Eating Guide:

  • Food group: Legumes
  • Legumes are whole foods rich in fibre and protein. Can be easily combined with other food groups (except fruits)
  • Masala Omeletteis good option as a complete meal in itself or could be paired with your favourite sabzi/soup

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