Masala Vegan

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Breakfast Flatbread Vegan Recipes

Vegan Glutenfree Omlette/ Besan Chila


Ahhh… an oxymoron I hear you say. How on earth can an Omelette be vegan?! Well, if you make it with chickpea flour + your choice of favourite veggies + garnishing = Vegan Omlette! Great to eat by itself, or with flatbread or, in a salad. Add in any vegetable as long as they are chopped finely. Mushrooms, cabbage, zucchini also taste good. Garnishing can be coriander leaves or, shallots or, other greens.

We need,

  • Chickpea / Gram flour – 1 cup
  • Onion, chopped finely – 1/2 cup
  • Red Bell Pepper, chopped finely – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato, chopped finely – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves, sliced finely – 4
  • Ginger, minced finely – 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies, finely sliced – 1 to 2
  • Turmeric, powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves, minced finely – 5 to 6
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – 1.5 to 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

To make,

  1. Add all the ingredients into a big mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Gradually whisk in the water to make a runny batter. I used a little over 1.5 cups of water. Set aside.
  3. Get your favourite thick bottomed pan out (I used my trusty cast iron pan) and heat with the oil until well coated.
  4. Pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the heated pan and spread around.
  5. Cook on medium heat until golden brown and flip over to lightly cook the other side.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until batter finishes.

Tastes excellent hot or cold with some tomato ketchup and your choice of bread. Enjoy!

I would love to know your favourite vegetables and garnishing for omelettes below.



I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️