Monday, December 20, 2010

Pure Vegetarian Omelette

I love Egg Omelette but I also love Egg Omelette. Confused ?? :-/ So was I, when I got to know that one of my favourite Omelette is Eggless. I’m referring to the vegetarian omelette, which is most commonly known as Tomato Omelette. Tomato and Gram flour is the main ingredient of this pancake, with added flavours of your choice.


The Foodie refers this as Besan Chilla, quite common in  Northern part of our country, but in the chilla you don’t add veggies like tomato/onion. But you can always refer this as Tomato besan chilla :P .

You Need: IMG_3930

  • Tomatoes: 3 large
  • Onion: 1 Medium
  • Gram flour (Besan): 4-5 tbsp
  • Cumin powder: 2tsp
  • Coriander powder: 2tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½tsp
  • Red chilli powder: ½tsp
  • Green Chillies: 2-3 medium
  • Salt to taste
  • Rice flour: 1tbsp (optional)
  • Semolina flour: 1tbsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves: fistful
  • Oil
  • Water if required

You Do:

  1. Mix everything mentioned above in BLUE. Mince it through Food processor.
  2. Add water to give the required consistency to the batter. IMG_3931
  3. Take a ladleful of batter and spread it on non-stick pan similar to dosa or pancake.
  4. Use oil droplets if required so that it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  5. Cook from both sides till light golden.


Done ! Serve with ketchup. This goes well as a fast heavy breakfast, as batter preparation is Adhoc and single omelette is cooked within couple of minutes. So Enjoy B-)


  1. lovely recipe...I make a besan ka chila similar to this.
    Merry Christmas dear.

  2. This looks super yummy :) and truly an eggless omelet.

    The oats vegetable oats dosa that I used to make tastes a lot like omelet too :)

  3. lovely and simple besan ki chilla and my favourite too.

  4. super yummy for us who do not eat eggs

  5. Love vegetarian omelette, i do often whenever we feel like having this omelette..yummy!

  6. Wow! Omlette without eggs, that's really amazing. Looks super delicious.

  7. Wow so delicious omlette...sure will try next time!

  8. Woww... truly delicious.. thanks for the recipe dear.. lovely color :)

  9. Hey Kanchan,
    How have you been? Thanks for stopping by..a quick recipe for a healthy snack !!!

  10. Wow, that does like something, I would love to eat :)

  11. I love this as well ..often I used to do this.. quick and yummy treat ;)

  12. Looks super yummm...I made this you tempted me to rewind again and make these tomorrow..

  13. I enjoy making this for breakfas. u can try with moong dal, etc instead of besan too!

  14. @Sayantani,
    yeah.. but guess we do not add veggies in Chila na ..thats the difference here.

    hmm Oats Dosa..sounds interesting, will look up your space :)

    @Kurinji, kitchen queen, santosh, priya,
    Thanks !

    yeah, and it much tastier than the omlette with eggs.

    do let me know if you like it.


    i'm doing good .. hows u .. seen you after long time.

    @Priya, Pavithra, Preeti, sushma,

    i know, i love moong dal chilla too :)

  15. Dear Kanchan
    So another modified thalipith..:-) your great bread thali pith is going strong , at least twice a week..
    I shall try this vege omlet your way..looks great!! Ya chilas are plain. But the one I make , is called Besan ka PuDa, which is bit thicker, and lot of onion, ginger and green chile , bit of spices are added.
    In your omlet, I shall keep the suji and the rice powder..I think it will give a bit crispiness at the edge.
    Have a nice weekend...I will be off, so Merry Christmas and Happy new year in advance to you and to dear foodie.


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