Monday, May 26, 2008

No Egg Tomato Omelette

I'm not a big breakfast person at all. But lazy Sunday mornings are ideal for a nice relaxed breakfast. Tomato omelette is a popular Indian vegetarian breakfast food. Frankly, I had never ever heard of it until my parents moved to the city of Pune. I first tried it at my favorite udipi joint, Vaishali, and really liked it. So this Sunday morning I made tomato omelettes for my in-laws and husband. Although I find chickpea flour quite heavy, its o.k if you eat just one of these. Its a good breakfast meal to make for your vegan/vegetarian friends. Go ahead and try one of these.

Ingredients (makes 4-6)

2 cups chick pea flour/Besan
Cold Water
2 tblsp tomato paste
one medium onion chopped
One medium tomato chopped
chopped cilantro
chopped green chillies
salt to taste


Add tomato paste to flour. Add cold water and stir to make a thick paste. Then add tomatoes, onion, cilantro and green chillies. Add more water to make the batter more like pancake batter.

Heat a non-stick pan with some oil. Ladle in the batter to form a pancake.

Cover and cook on medium heat. Flip and cook till both sides are golden brown. Serve hot with ketchup and butter.


Rachel said...

An omelette minus the cake....this I should try...

Anonymous said...

Hi Naina

I am going to try making this tommorrow. Quick question, what does tomato paste mean?


Naina said...

You get tomato paste in a can in the grocery store. Its usually a much smaller can. Its more like a concentrated tomato pulp.
Hope this is in time to help you get it.

seema Kamat said...

Hi . i tried ur tomato omlette recipe yesterday..... yum yum loved it a lot too. thanks for sharing the recipe.

Deepster said...

Thanks Naina, this is one of my fav dish and have been eating since I was a kid in all the mumbai udipi restaurants. Just one thing strange about this, they call it omlette when there are no eggs involved ;)