Tomato Omelet (No Egg)

Tomato omelet is a vegetarian recipe made without eggs. It is a protein rich Indian veg omelet made with gram flour (besan) or chickpea flour, tomatoes, herbs and spices.


  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 cup besan
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • Fistful curry leaves
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-inch ginger

  • Salt
  • Oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala (optional)
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp carrom seeds
  • ¼ tsp baking soda (optional)


  • Make a coarse paste of tomatoes, chili, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, cilantro and cumin seeds
  • In a bowl, take besan and rice flour
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and carrom seeds (rub carron seeds on your palm with fingers before adding it to bowl which releases the flavor)
  • Mix well and then add the tomato + spice paste
  • Make a thick batter by adding water slowly
  • Lastly, add baking soda, mix and keep it aside

  • Heat a pan over medium heat
  • Brush with about 1 teaspoon of oil
  • Pour one ladle of batter into the center of the griddle
  • Using the bottom of the ladle, quickly spread the batter outward in a circular motion
  • Make sure that the batter spread is slightly thicker than a dosa
  • Drizzle some oil over the top
  • Cover it with a lid and cook until the bottom surface turns golden brown
  • Flip it gently and cook the other side for a minute
  • Transfer it to the plate and enjoy!

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