Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This is a very popular breakfast item, made of gram flour instead of eggs. Its called dhirde in Marathi, you could say its a kind of instant dosa or pancake also. It can be made plain or with addition of desired finely chopped veggies & herbs. It can be eaten with any kind of chutney/ketchup/butter etc.
Here's how I make these eggless omelets:
1 cup gram flour
2 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp any other flour like soy flour etc. (optional)
2 cups water
1 tsp salt or to taste
pinch of sugar
1 tomato - finely chopped
1/4 cup onions - finely chopped
handful of finely chopped cilantro
1 green chilli pepper (finely chopped)/ red chilli pwd/black pepper pwd to taste
Mix the flours with water to form a runny batter. Add the seasonings and veggies, stir well.
To make the omelet, heat a non-stick or cast iron griddle on medium heat. Pour 2 ladleful of batter in the center and spread into a circle with the back of the ladle. Drizzle some oil around the edges and cook for a few minutes until golden brown. Flip the omelet over, drizzle some more oil and cook another few minutes.
Serve hot with chutney/ketchup/butter.
These Eggless Omelets go to the Breakfast Club - Pancakes event at Krithi's Kitchen. This event was started by Helen.
My daughter loves this as an omelet sandwich for breakfast and in her lunch box. For this, I make the omelets much smaller in size to fit the bread I am using. I usually toast the bread a bit, add 2 small omelets, slice of cheese, some lettuce and thats it. A real easy option for weekday breakfast and/or lunch. Actually this idea came from her, one day she said to me "Mom, I have a tip for you when you don't know what to pack for my lunch. You should pack an omelet sandwich"!
These Eggless Omelets and the Omelet Sandwich goes to the Breakfast Mela at Cooking 4 All Seasons.