Enjoy a nutrient-dense, flavor-packed vegan omelette ('omelet') with vegetables using simple ingredients and 20 minutes! This recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, and even soy-free (no tofu) and can be served as a light breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Watch the video in the post for visual instructions.Heat about 1-2 teaspoons of oil in a skillet and add the onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Saute for a few minutes until the veggies are softened, then turn off the heat.
Meanwhile, grind 60 grams of red lentils (or split mung beans) in an electric coffee/spice grinder (or high-speed blender) until it's flour. You can also use store-bought lentil flour or mung bean flour. Chickpea flour works too.
Combine all dry ingredients (ground lentils, tapioca flour, salt, black pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, Kala namak, and turmeric) in a medium-large bowl and stir until combined.
Add the water and stir with a whisk. Also, add the cooked veggies and fresh herbs (I used parsley), and stir again with a spoon.Allow the batter to sit: Allowing the batter to sit for 5-10 minutes helps create a better consistency. It's not necessary though, but if you have the time, leave it for an extra few minutes.
Heat a few teaspoons of oil in a skillet (use the same that you used to saute the veggies, just wipe it clean with a tissue) and pour in half of the batter once the oil is hot.
Spread it evenly with a spoon and let the omelette cook over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, then flip it over with a spatula (pancake turner) and cook the other side for a few minutes.
Repeat this process with the other omelette, serve, and enjoy!
You can replace the tapioca flour with more ground lentils or split mung beans, but I prefer the texture of the omelette with the tapioca flour.
Feel free to use other veggies of choice, e.g. tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, etc. Just make sure the veggies aren't too wet. I often also add 2 cloves of minced garlic for more flavor.