I’m sure when you hear the word “omelette”, you always associate it with eggs right? Well, have you ever heard of a vegan omelette? Yes, no egg at all!
This super delicious protein rich omelette is to die for! It easy to make and requires just a few ingredients.
So, for all you vegans out there, this one’s for you!
What’s this omelette made of and how does it benefit you?
This omelette replaces eggs with gram flour for its base. Gram flour contains antioxidants called polyphenols that can help fight against diseases in the body that are caused by free radical damage. It is a gluten-free alternative and also contains around 25% lesser calories when consumed.
Gram flour is made of chickpeas and chickpeas are rich in fibre especially a fibre called ‘resistant starch’ that is very beneficial to the body and is linked with several health benefits like improved insulin sensitivity, decreased risk of colon cancer, lowering of blood sugar levels, beneficial to digestion and can reduce appetite in turn decreasing the number of calories one intakes.
Gram flour is rich in protein and is a protein rich alternative to eggs. Protein is highly essential for the body, as it is rich in building muscle mass and bones. The body uses protein to repair itself and plays an important role in the creation and maintenance of every cell in the body. It provides energy to the body. Any sort of injury or wear and tear repair and healing will depend on the amount of protein your body has.
Protein Rich Vegan Omelette Simple DIY Recipe
1 cup gram flour
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp chilli powder
¼ cup coriander leaves
100 ml water
1 tbsp oil
Step 1: Wash one peeled onion and tomato under running water to get rid of any dirt impurities. Then chop up the onion into small pieces. Next, dice the tomato into small pieces and set both these ingredients aside.
Step 2: Into a mixing bowl, add in the gram flour along with the water and give it a mix until it becomes a smooth mixture without lumps.
Then, add in all the spices like cumin seeds, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Give it a good mix and then, add in the chopped onion and tomato.
Step 3: Then, wash then wash the coriander leaves and finely chop it and add into the omelette mixture. Stir this mixture well and the omelette mixture is ready.
Step 4: Into a heating pan, smear the oil and then pour in this mixture (similar to how you’d make an egg omelette). Let it cook for a few minutes (3 to 5 minutes) on flow flame before flipping it over. Again, cook it for a few minutes (3 to 5 minutes) on low flame and then the omelette is ready to be plated.
Make sure to eat this vegan, protein rich omelette while it is hot for the best taste!
Tip: For those of you who’d like to use eggs, you can skip the gram flour and water mixture and add two well beaten eggs, along with the rest of the ingredients. You can follow the same recipe to make it an egg omelette.