Monday, May 28, 2012

Tomato omelet or cheela

Yum
This is another easy to make breakfast or evening snack. It is filling and yummy. Not unhealthy at all. Unless of course you decide to eat it with butter like me :)...




Ingredients:

Besan or Gram flour or Kadle hittu - 1 cup
Tomato -1 large ( finely chopped)
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped)
Green chilies - 2 (chopped)
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder or haldi - 1/4 tsp
Oil
Water
Salt to taste

Method:

Add 1/2 cup water to besan and mix until there are no lumps. Add the tomato, cumin seeds, coriander, turmeric powder and mix well. Add salt and chili powder according to taste. You may also add chopped onion if you like, I generally don't.
You may add more water to achieve a pouring consistency.
Grease and heat the tava.
Pour the batter from a ladle.
Spoon a tsp of oil on the omelet.
You may cover it with a lid or leave it open.
Once the underside is brown, flip it over for 1-2 minutes and then remove from tava.
It can be served with butter or chutney or ketchup or pickle or just eaten plain.
A restaurant in Bangalore makes a sandwich out of it by placing the omelet between slices of buttered bread.
This recipe makes 3-4 small tomato omelets.

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