Hope everyone had a good long weekend! I am trying to get out of vacation mode and back to regular posting. It was a staycation, and we tried really hard to stay away from work/blog and failed to do so on most of the days It was a much needed break though. The last few days of summer and then shorter days and grey skies. the Pacific Northwest.
One of the weekends when I was too occupied and exhausted with the blog transfer work, hubbs took over the weekend brunch. Chilla/Pudla, Poha, Upma, Bread Pakora are the Indian breakfast things that he usually can whip up without help. He decided to up his game and experiment with the Chilla. He wanted an Onion tomato Uttapam (south Indian pancakes), so he improvised to make the chickpea flour pancake with onion and tomato slices. To make them fluffy, he added some non dairy yogurt. and voila! This pancake uses the Uttapam style that hubbs remembers from some street vendor with a caramelized onion and tomato slices on the pancake. You can add the veggies to the batter, or add chopped or sliced veggies on top of the batter to make it easier to flip and also to reduce the chances of the veggies being more burnt than caramelized.
The Chickpea flour Vegan Omelette to make!
More Omelets from the blog
Grease the pan. When hot, place the slices of onion, tomato and jalapeno.
Then pour the batter on the slices. Cook on medium heat until the center is not sticky. Flip carefully.
Alternatively, pour the batter and then place the veggies on top of the batter. this will be easier to flip.
Pictured pan is pfoa pfoe free Cuisinart GreenGourmet 10-Inch Round Griddle and Crepe Pan. With any kind of pan, Keep the pan for pancakes and crepes and don’t use it for anything else for the best results (no sticking, no or minimal greasing needed etc).
Flip and cook for another few minutes, serve hot with ketchup, Sriracha, chutneys, roasted potatoes, hash browns or other breakfast fix ins.
Chickpea flour Vegan Omelet with Onions and Tomato slices
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten, grain, yeast
Makes 3 to 4
1 cup chickpea flour (I use Bobs Red Mill Chickpea/Garbanzo Bean Flour)
1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal or chia seed meal
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp each of turmeric, garlic powder, kala namak(Indian black salt), baking soda, cumin powder
3 Tbsp non dairy plain yogurt(unsweetened or lightly sweetened, I used unsweetened So Delicious coconut milk yogurt)
1 1/4 cup water
red onion slices
raw jalapeno slices or pickled jalapeno slices
chopped cilantro (optional)
Variations: Add 1 to 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast for cheesy flavor. Add 1/4 tsp carom seeds/ajwain for Indian Chilla flavor. Add chopped cilantro and veggies to the batter.
1. In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
2. Add the non dairy yogurt and 1 cup of water to dry and mix in. Add more water if needed to make a thick pour-able batter. Mix well so there are no lumps. let sit for 2 mins.
3. Heat a heavy bottom skillet at medium heat. When the skillet is hot, spray or brush oil to grease. Place tomato, onion and jalapeno slices on the pan. Mix and Pour the batter to cover the slices. Move the pan if needed to move the batter around.
* Alternatively, pour the batter and spread on the pan. then place the vegetable slices on the batter. This will be easier to flip than the veggies at the bottom.
* Make thinner and smaller pancakes to get a hang of these to start with.
4. Cook for 4 to 7 mins, depends on the pan and the thickness of the pancake.
5. You can serve it as soon as the center is set. or flip very carefully and cook for another 2 to 3 mins and serve. Serve hot with ketchup, Sriracha, chutneys, roasted potatoes, hash browns or other breakfast fix ins.
Note: If you don’t have vegan yogurt, use a mixture of 3 Tbsp non dairy milk + 1/4 tsp vinegar + 1/2 tsp lemon juice. the yogurt though makes the pancake much fluffier.
Add shredded vegan cheese or shredded veggies like cauliflower or carrots to the batter for a thicker pancake.
If you are using besan, you will need slightly less water to make a thick batter.
these pancakes are being shared at VVP