Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Spicy Vegan Omelette with Tamarind Chutney

Besan can be a life changing ingredient for vegans. And there are only a 1000 ways of using it in cooking. 

To make this spicy vegan omelette all you need is a cup of besan, some salt, some red chili, some fresh coriander or cilantro, 1/2 tsp of finely chopped garlic, 1/2 tsp of finely chopped ginger and a little chopped onion. Mix it all together in a bowl with half a cup of water. You might need to add a little more water depending on the consistency- aim for a pancake batter thickness. 

Next, heat some vegetable oil in a non stick pan. Pour some of the batter into the pan. Fry on both sides till golden brown. 

For the tamarind chutney you need a 6 tbsp of tamarind paste. Mix this with 2 cups of water, a tsp of red chili powder, salt, jaggery, 1/2 tsp of saunth (ginger powder), 1/2 tsp of jeera (cumin) powder. Boil this mixture for a few minutes and let it cook on low heat till it has the consistency of a nice thick sauce. 

Serve the "chilla" or omelettes with tamarind chutney. Feel free to garnish with fresh coriander and chopped onions.