It’s funny how sometimes you crave things even if you didn’t really eat them before. I was never a major egg eater, but from time to time I do miss the versatility of an egg. An omelette with a tasty blend of onion, mushrooms and red peppers with a hearty helping of baked beans always went down a treat. But in the world of plant based eating I searched for a way to replicate that fusion of flavours.
People tried to convince me that a chickpea omelette would be a tasty alternative but I tried that and it turns out that I don’t actually like the taste of chickpea flour.
And then I had an epiphany
It dawned on me that seasoning was the rescuer I had been looking for. If I could get my seasoning right then that might just make the omelette taste good.
|Prep Time||10 mins|
|Cook Time||20 m mins|
- 3/4 Cup Chickpea flour (superfine gram flour or besan or garbanzo-fava flour)
- 1-2 Tbsp Nutritional yeast Feel free to add
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 1 Tsp Paprika
- 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
- 1/4 Tsp Black Salt (kala namak) This gives it an eggy flavour
- 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Plant based milk
- Mushrooms Saute your favourite vegetables
- Peppers Depending on taste you decide
- Onions on quantities
- vegan cheese You might like to add some vegan cheese
- Spinach I have it on good authority it's good to add some green stuff
- Chop up your choice of vegetables
- Heat a tsp of oil in a pan
- Add your vegetables and sauté until soft
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Prepare the omelette by sifting the chickpea flour into a bowl.
- Add the nutritional yeast and your choice of spices. (Use my suggestions or chose your own blend)
- Using a fork or hand whisk remove any lumps
- Add the soy milk and mix in
- I like to add my vegetables at this point but you may wish to wait until it is in the pan and slightly firm
- Add another teaspoon of oil to the frying pan
- When the pan is hot, pour in enough batter to make a decent sized omelette.
- Swirl the batter around the pan ensuring even spread and thickness
- Using your spatula fold your omelette in half
- Allow to cook a little longer and then remove
- Repeat until you run out of ingredients