Although called an omelet, there are no eggs involved and this recipe would work for a vegan diet and for those who don't eat eggs. If you skip the rava/sooji (cream of wheat) in the recipe, they are gluten-free. Besan is good stuff, economical and high in protein, and low in carbs as flours go.
You can go from craving a hot savory breakfast to chomping one of these in about 15 minutes and even less if you have mad chopping skills.
1. In a bowl, mix together
- 3⁄4 cup besan (gram flour/chickpea flour)
- 1⁄4 cup rice flour
- 2 tbsp. rava/sooji
- 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder
- 1⁄2 tsp. turmeric
- 1⁄2 tsp. red chilli powder
- 2 finely chopped fresh tomatoes (I discard the seeds)
- 1⁄4 cup minced onion
- 1⁄4 cup minced cilantro
- Salt to taste
3. Heat a non-stick pan or a well-seasoned cast iron griddle, and use a few drops of oil to make thin pancakes. If you like them crispy, cook them for some extra time on a low flame. Eat 'em while they're hot.
If you like spicy food, add one or two minced fresh jalapeno peppers or green chillies to the batter for a wonderful zing.
I love eating tomato omelets the same way I ate them as a child, with a dollop of butter melting on them, and with ketchup on the side. When I made them this weekend, V enjoyed them with some locally made goat cheese and claimed that the combination tasted divine. I mention this for those of you who love goat cheese; personally, I cannot stand the stuff. But V is a devotee of goat cheese in general and this local brand in particular.
Because besan is made of chickpeas, this entry goes to My Legume Love Affair: The 22nd Edition, hosted at Ruchikacooks.
On The Bookshelfthis great review of the book. I won't tell you much more about it because the review says it all (but does not give anything away, don't worry). It is billed as a YA (Young Adult) book, which means not-so-young-adults can easily finish it in two or three hours- the perfect read for a rainy weekend or a quiet evening.
I will see you tomorrow, with the announcement of Blog Bites: the third edition! Meanwhile, I hope you will all continue to read the entries and vote for your favorite from the last round.