Thursday, April 5, 2018

Spicy Vegan Chickpea Omelette | Egg-less Omelette Recipe : Gluten free and Vegan Recipe

Why on earth do you need to make and egg-less omelette?  Because.., there are few (rather many!!) of us who do not prefer to eat eggs. This recipe is also for kids/adults who are allergic to eggs and diary. This recipe is a mock omelette recipe (just like mock duck or mock meat!!). We do not understand how risky certain food is for people(especially kids) with allergies.

Can we get started now?

Preparation Time: 5 mins 
Cooking Time: About couple of minutes for each omelette
Serves: Makes about 4 omelettes.

Chickpea Flour | Besan : 1/2 cup
Salt: As needed
Onion: 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Tomato: 1 tbsp, finely chopped, refer notes
Red bell pepper: 1 tbsp, finely chopped, optional, refer notes
Cilantro | Coriander leaves: 2 tsp, finely chopped
Grated ginger: 1 tsp, optional
Kala Namak : 1/2 tsp, refer notes
Baking soda: 1/8 tsp or a pinch
Salt: As needed
Red chili powder: 1/4 tsp
Water: 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp, adjust accordingly

Other ingredients:
Cooking oil: 1/2 tsp, for each omelette

Sieve the chickpea flour.

 Add the red chili powder, salt, baking soda, kala namak to the flour and mix.
Add the finely chopped onion, tomato, pepper, cilantro and water to the dry ingredients and whisk well. Make sure there are no lumps.

Chickpea flour easily lumps up. So, whisk well.
Let the batter sit for 10 mins.
Meantime, heat the griddle. When griddle is hot, brush the griddle with oil and pour a ladle full of batter on to the griddle.

Cook until golden brown on both the sides.
Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve it with a ketchup, green chutney or omelette placed in between bread slices.

I de-seed the tomato and chop them fine. Tomato seeds and pulp would ooze out the tomato juice and impart a tomato flavor to the omelette. I do not like that.
Replace red bell pepper to any other pepper of your choice or skip it.
I like the taste of kala namak. You can easily find this salt at the Indian Grocers. Try adding it once. It'll impart a nice flavor.

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