Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tomato Vegetarian Omelette

Tomato Vegetarian Omelette - An easy breakfast Dosa recipe which works wonders on the taste buds with the crispness, mild mish-mash of vegetables - Tomatoes and Onions with the occasional bits of Coriander leaves.

My mom made this Dosa for breakfast when we were kids and I was whole heartedly led to believe that I am eating an Omelette. Later, as I grew up I came to the understanding that this Dosa is indeed Eggless and is a Vegetarian Omelette. Hence the name, Tomato Vegetarian Omelette. The crunch with the subtle flavours of Tomatoes is what I like about this recipe. Kids in my family love this Dosa and its a nice way to pick on the fun element of the 'Vegetarian' concept of Omelette. Especially with the tiny tots, it is fun to create a surprise dish and ask them to spot the ingredients. This also enables to enhance the kids to improve their cognitive and thinking abilities. My nephew calls this Dosa 'Amoeba Dosa'. :) This recipe was a sure shot formula for my Mother to have the kids wake up early and be decked with the Plate, Fork and Spoon begging for their favorite Dosa. This recipe has fed mighty number of kids, cousins, nephews and nieces in my family and left many a tiny ones with loads of smiles and laughter.

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's in the world!!

I also liked Nupur's version of Tomato Omelette which you can check here.

Cooking time ~ 5 minutes
Preparation time ~ 10 minutes

Maida or All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Besan or Gram Flour 1/4 cup
Onions (very finely chopped) - 1/4 cup
Tomatoes (very finely chopped) - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Green Chillies (chopped) - 1
Red Chilli powder - 1/3 teaspoon

Mix in the Tomatoes, Onions, Coriander leaves, Green Chillies and crush them lightly. Add the Gram Flour and All Purpose Flour. Mix in to remove any lumps and to get a collective smooth consistency. Adjust the water as per consistency required. The batter should not be too thick nor thin. Add salt as per taste.
Heat a frying pan, add a ladle full of batter and spread like a Dosa. Slather Ghee on sides. Flip them once cooked on the other side. Cook completely and serve hot with dollop of Butter.

Suggestion: This Dosa can be a difficult one especially to achieve the exact circular shape owing to the vegetables. So, do not bother much, just slather the batter and enjoy the Dosa.


  1. Omlette looks yumm, would love have it with some chilli+tomato sauce :)

  2. Hi Ashwini,
    I just discovered your blog today and I love it. That tomato omelette will be our supper tonight. It will be a fabulous change from the everyday poli.

  3. @ Parita -
    Thanks. My husband too loves this Dosa with loads of Tom-Chi sauce :)

    @ Anupama -
    Thanks and welcome to my blog. For me this recipe is a steal from my childhood memories. Enjoy!


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