Years ago new in the city of Bangalore, I walked into Sukh Sagar and a little bored of eating the idly and dosa on a daily basis got very excited with one particular menu item called “Tomato Omelette”. I adore eggs, the kitchen wasn’t still set and I was missing my eggs, so I ordered the Tomato Omelette instantly, that Sukh Sagar was a pure vegetarian joint didn’t even occur to me at that point. Well you can say that the desire to eat eggs overpowered everything else. And then after a wait of 6 minutes dreaming of omelette with tomatoes and chilly (in my mind masala omelette), toasted white bread and tomato ketchup I came face to face with the reality of what I had ordered. Tomato Omelette was nothing but BESAN CHILA. I think I even asked the waiter, but where are the eggs. It is purely cheating if you ask me 😉
Don’t get me wrong, I love my besan chila but it’s not an omelette. The other day we had this discussion on twitter as well. I saw an eggless omelette somewhere and got reminded of those days and turns out a lot of people feel the same as I do. Check out the link below to read the whole conversation (and follow me on twitter if not already doing so)
But I was reminded of this Besan Cheela that day and even though it does not have eggs it is still an excellent high protein breakfast specially for vegetarians.
Here is a recipe to make it at home, call it Besan Cheela or Tomato Omelette the fact is that it is delicious