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Tomato Omelette is a delicious vegetarian version of omelette loaded with tomato, onion, capsicum and few spices. It’s super easy, tasty and the best part.. breakfast is ready in just 15 mins !! Enjoy it hot with some chutney and sauce and your all set !!

I am sure many of you are wondering an Omelette Without Eggs? Vegetarian Omelette? Confused ?? Frankly, I too was when I heard about them very 1st time. I was introduced to this dish after marriage through my hubby. One day, he asked me – ” Can you make tomato omelette sometime? “.

We being hardcore vegetarians, was so surprised to hear omelette from his mouth. Egg is a big no-no for us except for cakes. Later he explained to me that although they are called an omelette, there are no eggs involved in the dish. I had never heard of a ‘besan dosa like thing’ until then. Then i browsed a few sites and learnt them. Now over the years, this vegan Gluten-free omelette has been a regular on my menu, it is so easy to put together and the end result would be always tasty…

Most of the people from and around Maharashtra might know this simple and tasty vegetarian omelette. Basically, they are made with gram flour, tomatoes, onions and Indian herbs & spices. Simple and easy to make, it can be put together in less than 15 mins and is a good rescue for bachelor cooking or to serve at-the-drop-of-hat guests or for busy morning breakfasts. Its very filling and protein-rich. Another thing I love about this omelette is that they are extremely versatile. You can change the veggies you add to it. Off to the recipe… Hope you enjoy Tomato Omelette Recipe as much as I did … remember to relish hot !!

I had earlier shared Bread Besan Toast, the batter of that and this toast is almost similar . Both the places besan / gramflour is the major ingredient which is then spiced and flavored as per ones choice.

Few points to note while making Tomato Omelette  :

  • Enjoy hot else it gets soggy and hard after cooling
  • You can stuff these omelettes and relish.
  • To make it more healthy .. you can add few strands of chopped spinach or other herbs.
  • If you like more simpler , you can skip few spices like kasoori methi , garam masala etc.

You might also like  Besan Zunka , Capsicum Zunka etc

vegetarian omelette


Smitha Kalluraya
Egg free tomato omelette recipe - a delicious vegetarian omelette made with gram flour , tomatoes , onion and few spices.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine maharashtrian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 cup Gram Flour / Besan
  • 2 Tbsp Rice flour
  • 2 medium size tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium size capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 Green Chilli, finely chopped
  • few strings coriander / cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Haldi / Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder / dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ajwain seeds / oma
  • 1/4 tsp Kasoori methi, (optional)
  • as required Salt
  • as required Oil, for cooking the omelette


  • Preparing the batter:
  • in a big mixing bowl : Add finely chopped Onion , tomato , capsicum , green Chilli and Coriander leaves .
  • To the veggies, add salt to taste , haldi , red chilli powder , dhania powder , jeera powder , ajwain and kasoori methi ( if adding ) .
  • Mix all the ingredients together .
  • Now add besan and rice flour .
  • Slowly add water,little by little at a time. Mix well so that there are no lumps in the batter.
  • The consistency of the batter should be medium ( like a thick milk shake)

Making dosas:

  • Heat a tawa or non-stick pan. Grease it with few drops of oil or butter.
  • Pour a ladle of batter at the centre and spread evenly to form almost round pancake. Add some oil drops on the edges & top of the omelette. Cover it with the lid and allow to cook .Cook on medium heat.
  • When it is cooked and is brown in color on 1 side , flip over and cook the other side.
  • Cook the tomato omelette till both sides are cooked and the edges crisp.
  • Serve hot tomato omelettes with some coriander chutney or tomato sauce. You can also place them between 2 toasted bread slices and relish them as sandwich.
    vegetarian omelette


Note : This post was published on 9 Oct 2013 and is republished with few edits.
Keyword egg free omelette ,, eggfree tomato omelette, tomato omelette recipe, vegeterian omelette

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  • Reply
    October 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful presentation, Smitha! And it is so lovely to meet you, such a wonderful space you have here! My mouth is watering now! Keep blogging and stay connected. 🙂

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    Bhawna Bagri
    October 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    i love this kind of quick meal…yummy…

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    Happys Cook
    October 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    yummy omlette… I love omlette in any form…….

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    October 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    That really is gorgeous and it turned out perfectly.

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    Asiya Omar
    October 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Delicious omelette.Thanks for linking to WTML Event.

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    nandoos Kitchen
    October 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Delicious omelette dear. On-going event: What’s with my cuppa?

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    October 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Looks very inviting and healthy with the vegetables.

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    October 12, 2013 at 1:50 am

    This is new to me.I am so used to eating egg omlette, never thought of other options.

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    nandoos Kitchen
    October 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for linking this to my event. Looking for more wonderful recipes like this.On-going event: What’s with my cuppa?

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    Shwetha Suresh
    October 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Omg! mouthwatering…..will give it a try!

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    Alevoor Rajagopal
    January 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I would say this is an old hat but be it so for so long as one gets to hear about something, it remains new for her. But for me putti, you have taken your blog to competitions, so many followers, comments wow, you are rocking, putti. I have a small suggestion though, it’s a kind of a taboo thing but calling a spade a spade shouldn’t spoil the fun. So it is here: improve your English, and take it to international fora, I bet my all, you will stand a great inside chance to win your laurels there also. You know what putti? Great going takes some great pushes too sometimes. Make this your mantra and forget everything else.

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    January 5, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Thx for the feedback mama.. S as u said i agree that at times i too feel i need to make my writeup more polished. But end of the day, the blog is for all. So feel ill keep it simple. But surely will try to improvise.. After all im still learning..S day by day my confidence is increasing…

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    February 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Smitha, I was browsing through the net for a recipe of Tomato Omelette & came by your blog. Thank you very much for putting up the recipe here. You have a lot of ingredients in this recipe that I wouldn’t have thought goes into a TO, but my mouth is watering already & I am going to make it rightaway. It has been ages since I have had one. Thank you & God bless! I will keep coming back for more recipes..

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    February 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Glad that u liked my blog and also tomato omelette.I would be happy to c u often n hear ur feedbacks..

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    February 6, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Smitha, the TO came out wonderful! It was extremely tasty & I have resolved to make it quite often for my daughter also loved them! I wanted to say ‘Thank You’. I will definitely frequent your blog from now!

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    February 7, 2014 at 4:54 am

    thx fr trying out the recipe n liking it..

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    February 7, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Wow !! u made my day.. thx for trusting n trying out the recipe. Happy that u all loved it.. Its really good for kiddos as u can fill in so many veggies 🙂

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    Priya Shiva
    May 14, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Interesting recipe and looks very appealing!

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    Sony P
    May 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    This is looking super yum…….I prepare this twice a week, my family’s fav!

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    May 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Its in my try list.Looks great,must be yummy too.

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    Mamatha Sadashiv
    May 15, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    We vegetarians can also proudly say that we had omlet today for breakfast.

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    swarna rao
    July 1, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Tried TO n it’s yummy.. Thanks for the recipe.. Ur presentation is neat and simple..

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    September 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Tried it and it was yummy.. Everybody loved it here.. thanks

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    Manish Kor
    November 29, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Presentation is nice & its also tastes better if u add carrot or green peice in it…

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