Chickpea flour Omelette with spinach, onion, tomato, bell peppers. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree nutfree recipe

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Its an egg, its tofu, no its just a very allergy friendly, soy free, I cant believe this is an omellette. Pardon my attempt at humor. I am super sleepy:) I just finished watching the amazing Gabby win the Gold, such a proud moment and then Phelps... this guy Phelps. He is such a fantastic athlete. I had a crush on him all through Beijing...
( Testing 1 2 3.. testing to see if hubbs reads my posts ;)
Testing complete..

Omelette with thicker batter. (additional chickpea flour)



This Omelette is made of chickpea flour. The flax meal and oat flour add some volume and eggy slickness to the batter. Lots of veggies and a hint of black salt make this a perfect non egg smell, versatile omelette base. So here comes The Denver, The Seattle, The Californian, The colarado, The country!.. omelette variations ;)

This version is adapted from my Chilla- chickpea flour crepes with indian spices, that we usually eat on the weekends. Chilla is a thinner batter consistency and not leavened.
Pictured on this post, with onions, tomatoes, green bell pepper, carrot, spinach and arugula, leavened a little and made into one fluffy breakfast. Some mushrooms would be scrumptious in this. Add salt to taste. Err on the side of using less, since I do like mine more salty.


Steps:
Mix in flaxmeal and water and let sit for 5 minutes.
Add salt, spices, oat flour


Add veggies, chopped small, as many as you want.


Drop the entire batter on a large, lightly greased, heated non stick pan on medium heat.


Cover and cook on medium for 7-8 minutes.


Fluffyy. drop a few drops on oil on the edges. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes. Check for doneness. It might break apart if you try to flip too soon( depends on the consistency of the batter and thickness of the omelette).


Flip and cook uncovered for another 4-5 minutes.



Serve hot! deliciousness..


Veggie Omelette
Gluten, Soy, nut, egg, dairy free

Ingredients: serves 1 hungry person, easily doubled, tripled
1 Tablespoon flaxmeal
1 Tablespoon Oat flour (or omit)
1/3 cup chickpea flour (besan)
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
a generous pinch of black salt/kala namak (1/8 teaspoon)
a generous pinch of garlic powder (1/8 teaspoon)
pinch of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a few Tablespoons each of chopped onion, bell peppers, tomato, carrots( 1/3 to 1/2 cup total veggies)
1/2 Jalapeno or serano chili pepper finely chopped( or use black pepper/cayenne to taste)
1/4 cup packed chopped spinach or greens

Directions:
In a bowl, add flaxmeal and warm 1/4 cup water.
whisk and let sit for 5 minutes. Prep the veggies.
Mix baking powder in the chickpea flour.
Add in the chickpea flour, oat flour, salt, spices and 1/4 cup more water and mix. and whisk for half a minute to combine well and to help the batter get airy.
(Or use garfava(garbanzo and fava bean flour), instead of flax,oat, chickpea. Mix in baking powder in garfava flour and add water. garfava makes a thicker mixture and a fatter fluffier omelette. you might need additional water if the batter is too thick)
Add the veggies, jalapeno, greens and fold in well.
Heat a non stick pan at medium heat and grease a little.
Drop the batter on the hot pan and tap once or twice to spread. (Or use spatula to spread the veggies a bit)
Cover with a lid and cook for 7 minutes.
Take lid off, add a few drops of oil on the edges, cook for another 5-7 minutes(depends on the consistency of the batter).
Flip and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Add more greens and/or non dairy cheese, fold and serve with ketchup, toasts and hash browns.
If making a larger batch, or keeping the batter sitting for long, the veggies will leak some moisture into the batter. Check consistency and Whisk a few teaspoons of chickpea flour into the batter to thicken, just before making the next omelette.
(This quantity can also make 2 medium-small omelettes. They will cook faster and will be easier to flip)




56 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm excited to see a recipe for vegan omlettes in a very Indian style. I lived in India for a year and some of my (also veg) teacher co-workers taught me a similar recipe for chickpea flour omlettes.

    It's actually more like your Chilla recipe, as they don't get all fancy with the flax and oat flour. It's surprising how good they are, isn't it? Have you tried using a bit of black salt (kala namak from Asian/Indian spice shops)? It has a bit of egg/sulfur flavor which complements nicely. I'm sure all the vegan cheeses you can get nowadays make this even better!

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    1. Yep, we make chilla/puda often which is thinner, and has more spices like cumin powder, carom seeds(ajwain), asafoetida( hing). the spices though are very strong and dont taste like a neutral omelette. just the hint of kala namak is enough to give it a slight tang and the fresh veggies do the rest!

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  2. Looks so good Richa! I have been craving a good omelette lately so I'll have to make this!

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    1. yes, make it.. and send me a picture( if you remember to take one ;)

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  3. Wow really looks interesting

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  4. omg. i could eat two of these. definitely trying.

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    1. what happened to the sprouted chickpeas! ;)

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  5. looks and sounds delicious! can't wait to try it out. :)

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    1. Thanks! do let me know when you do!

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  6. AMAZING Richa - I am trying to figure out how to print just the recipe so I can make this on Sunday, it really looks just like an omelette - total genius!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I need to add the print option :) you can just copy it on notepad/word and print it.

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  7. That omelet looks so awesome! It will definitely go to the top of my "must make" list.

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  8. I LOVE this recipe Richa! Do you think I will be able to add more chickpea flour instead of the oat flour or half flax & half chickpea flour? I'm not doing well with oats now, even GF ones :(

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    1. you can skip the oats. Add more flax or more chickpea flour. it will work just fine. make a slightly thicker batter. Let me know how it works out.

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  9. This would food anyone to think this wasn't an egg omelet! Wow, I am pinning this right now so I can make tomorrow morning!

    Thank you for linking up to HVF...can't wait to see what you have next!

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    1. I have made this 2x now and am loving it as my new favorite breakfast!

      I am featuring your recipe on my blog for HVF this week as my pick for "Most Creative" recipe!

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  10. Wow this looks awesome! I haven't tried chickpea flour before but I bet it will be awesome here! Saved the recipe for sure!

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  11. Oh, this looks so beautiful! Now I'm going to have a tough time falling asleep. You've gotten me hungry for breakfast!

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  12. We have this very often for our evening snack. Love the dish! Pictures are awesome!

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  13. You have such a wonderful blog and healthy recipes to try out..subscribing to keep in touch!

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  14. An egg-less omelette? I am intrigued, will be trying this for sure. Great alternative recipe. Thanks!

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  15. Just beautiful ... Happy Saturday :-)

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  16. I have some chickpea flour at the house and since I don't know much about it, I'm a little hesitant in using it, but using it in omelet is pure genius! So easy and so versatile.

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    1. Thanks Roxana. do let me know if you do try it. we eat a lot of chickpea flour in savory and sweet ways.

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  17. I love chillas! Adding flaxseeds and oatmeal to it makes it even more healthy! Great recipe Richa!

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  18. Wow, this looks amazing! After falling in love with your chilla, I can't wait to give this one a try!

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  19. This looks so healthy and yummy!

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  21. Thanks for the post; it has blog to be exactly I needed. I appreciate the information, well thought for anybody. Thank you !

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  22. I have just made this -awesome! Thanks so much for this recipe. The only problem was, it did fall apart on taking it out of the pan, maybe it wasn't completely cooked, or maybe batter not right consistency. It still tasted divine though!

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    1. maybe it was too thick and not yet done. you can slit the batter into 2 and make smaller omelettes. they take less time to cook and are easier to flip. :) Thank you for trying them out and liking them!

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  23. I am so happy I tried this! Everyone loved it! Thank you SO much!!! I will be making this again and again :)

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    1. Thank you for trying it out Nicole! and i am so happy that you loved it. :) Do post a picture if you can on my facebook page:)

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  24. Delicious! I mixed the dry ingredients first and then added the soaked flax meal. I added a bit of regular salt to the mix in addition to the kala namak, and I added quite a lot of fresh cilantro along with the vegetables. Absolutely fantastic, thank you so much for creating & sharing!

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  25. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I made this for breakfast this morning stuffed with spinach, bell peppers, pickled jalapeño slices, and vegan cheddar and it was delicious!

    I've shared photos and more info in the following blog post:
    http://onesmallvegan.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/my-breakfast-this-morning-chickpea-flour-omelette/#

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  26. I keep returning to this recipe, each time with different vegetables. I love it! This time for a sauce to go with it, I added a bit of ground cashews and lots of sriracha to VedgedOut's oil free goddess dressing.

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  27. These are so good! We don't eat eggs anymore since we found out our son is allergic. I'm so happy to find this recipe. My husband and son really like them also.

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  28. I make this about once a month. It's so good! I put a mix of dried herbs in the batter and usually have greens and tomatoes folded in.

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  29. I make this about once a month!

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  30. This is the best ever! I have never been able to flip a non-vegan omelette and I used to hate chickpea flour, and you have taught me how to love doing both! Thank you Richa, you are amazing! <3

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  31. This is wonderful! I used to not be able to flip omelettes and I hated chickpea flour and now I love both! Your step-by-step instructions made a huge difference to this not so skilled cooked! Finally a delicious, high protein breakfast is mine! Thanks for sharing the recipe and all the care you put into your blog!

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  32. I made this omelet for breakfast today, my husband and I loved it. I double the recipe and used potatoes, the result and amazing Spanish tortilla , thanks Richa!

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  33. It was delicious! I didn't not have flaxmeal or oat flour and still, my whole family loved it! Thank you for a great recipe!

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  34. made these this morning for my spouse and i. we both loved them and they turned out perfect. thanks so much!

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  35. Best Turkish food ;)

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  36. Hi Angela, I make these ALL of the time and I made them before the recipe was changed to using oat flour and only 1 T flax meal. What I have is 2 T flax meal with 1/4 water, let sit and then add spices and another 1/4 water. I take it the updated recipe is a bit easier to mix? Or more airy?

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    1. it works with both. the flaxmeal thicken up the bater a bit too much making it difficult to spread, hence the updated recipe.

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  37. Absolutely delicious! Is there any way to make this come out firmer? I love the taste but the texture was much softer than I'd like it. It was kind of like a really soft pancake.

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    1. cook it a bit longer. cook time depends on the pan and stove.
      or make a thinner batter with just a bit more water, so that it cooks up faster.

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