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7 Mini Chickpea Flour Omelette on a white plate
Mini Chickpea Flour Omelette

These delicious morsels are also called Chickpea Flour Pancakes/ Besan Pooda/ Cheela.

These savoury little whole food plant based, gluten-free, vegan Omlette or Pancakes or Crepes made of chickpeas flour/ Besan are versatile and delicious by themselves or, with Tomato chutney ๐Ÿ˜‹

Common additions to these savoury pancakes are minced red onions, tomatoes, shallots, garlic, green Chillies sliced finely to nutritional yeast and seasonings sprinkled on the top and cooked on a flat griddle brushed with a mix of tahini butter & water.

This mini chickpea flour omlette recipe is adapted from my dear motherโ€™s recipe. I always have a large jar with chickpeas flour ready to whip these up for breakfast, snacks or packed lunches.

Ingredients for the,


  • 3/4 cup Besan/ Chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar or ACV + 3/4 cup Lukewarm Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Salt
  • ย Salt to taste, if required


  • 1/2 cup Red Onion, chopped finely
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup Tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons Green Shallots, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves & stalks, minced
  • ย Nutritional Yeast

1. Heat a large nonstick pan.

2. Whisk all the ingredients for the batter together until smooth. Consistency should be like pourable pancake batter.

ย  ย [I let the batter rest while Iโ€™m slicing and mincing up the vegetables for topping.]

3. Add all the topping ingredients and gently mix.

4. Drop a large tablespoon full of batter on the heated pan.

5. Cook until golden brown and flip to cook on the other side.

Taste great warm with Tomato chutney or Coriander & Mint chutney.


1. The batter stores well in the fridge for 1 -2 days.

2. Using a nonstick skillet means the omelette doesnโ€™t stick to the pan.

If you liked the Vegan Mini Chickpea Flour Omelette recipe, please see here for more savoury pancake recipes ๐Ÿ’š



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 โค๏ธ


  1. Wow! Delicious recipe of vegan omlet, have to try with tomato chutney or mint. Well shared ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

      1. Yes of course I will โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ

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