A vegan omelette is a quick breakfast fix. The key ingredient is Chickpea flour and if you prefer the “eggy” smell, add a little black salt (Kala Namak). In this article, I will share with you the various ways you can enrich your vegan omelette to make it more nutritious and unique every day.
The Basic Vegan Omelette Recipe
- 2 cups wholemeal (or use gluten-free or plain flour)
- 2 cups Gram flour (Chickpea, Besan, or Garbanzo flour)
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder
- A pinch of Salt
- A pinch of Black salt (Kala Namak) – optional
- 800 ml Non-dairy milk (any will do, but soy milk is the best)
Mix all the ingredients until well combined. You can use a blender, a cocktail shaker, a whisk, or whichever gadget you prefer.
Let it sit for 20 minutes for best results. However, you can prepare the vegan omelette immediately if you are in a hurry.
Meanwhile, preheat a non-stick skillet.
For the first piece, oil the skillet. These omelettes are a bit sensitive, and they can stick or break if you are not careful. However, you don’t need to keep oiling the skillet for the other omelettes.
These vegan omelettes also cook fast. 2 minutes on each side is enough as long as your batter is thin.
Vegetable Omelette Recipe
To the above ingredients add; some finely diced veggies to the batter (e.g., onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, etc.)
With the vegetables in the batter, cook your vegan omelette slightly longer. Alternatively, you can blanch or sauté these veggies individually. And then prepare the basic omelette. And finally, make a lovely sandwich.
Herbed Vegetable Omelette Recipe
Vegan omelettes are delicious with herbs and spices. Ginger-garlic powder, cumin, turmeric, chili, and nutmeg go particularly well with these omelettes. Add the spices of your choice in the batter. But, not more than 3 spices.
For a Quick Fix
You can prepare the omelette batter in advance. I usually mix all the dry ingredients and keep them refrigerated. In the morning I scope some of it, mix with soy milk, and I am good to go. However, this mixture keeps for a week at most because the flour and baking soda absorb moisture as you open and close the jar.
The Do’s and Don’ts
Do use spices and healthy herbs. They elevate your omelette to another level. In fact, once you master the art of mixing vegetables in the batter, you will never go back to the plain ones.
Do use a non-stick pan. The other options (Aluminum, copper, cast iron, and the likes) stick, and they require a generous amount of oil with each omelette.
Don’t flip the omelette before the bottom side is fully dried and has started pulling away from the pan on the edges. If you try flipping over, the omelette will break.
Don’t use plain chickpea flour. The density and texture of this flour cannot hold shape on its own, which is why we add plain flour or any healthier options available.
Vegan omelette is best served hot with a beverage of your choice. You can also serve it warm with a cold fruit salad. How do you serve your vegan omelettes?