If you’re looking for a great breakfast with no eggs, look no further! The Besan Omelette is here! As soon as you have that first bite, you’ll forget that there are no eggs in this recipe. It looks like eggs, but the taste is on a whole other level.


Since the besan omelette uses besan instead of flour or wheat flour, I can tell you a little bit about it. Besan is also known as gram flour or chickpea flour. There are also some health benefits when it comes to besan. It also has soluble fiber which helps to keep your heart healthy. Besan is also gluten-free, so it’s a great alternative to wheat flour. If you want even more information on besan, I would definitely do a google search into it!



So I first learned to make this dish for my father in law because I wanted to make something new for him other than Masala Omelette and Masala French Toast that he would have on the daily. My sister in law, or maybe it was my husband, mentioned that he used to like eating besan omelettes, so I started experimenting and found a combination that he liked.



For this besan omelette I use basic ingredients that can be found in almost any household! Super simple. Just some chopped onions, tomatoes, and chilis. Depending on your spice tolerance, you can definitely adjust how much chili powder and thai chili you use for this. You can also add some other vegetables as well to make it even healthier.


Let me know down below what you think of this recipe. Would you ever consider eating an omelette that didn’t have any eggs? I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions!


Ciao for now!


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Notes For Cooking


Pay attention to the consistency of the besan omelette. You don’t want the batter to be too thick or too thin. If it’s too thick, add small amounts of water and mix until you get the right consistency. If it’s too thin, add small amounts of besan and mix until you get the right consistency.


Related Recipes


If the besan omelette doesn’t seem like your thing, check out these other recipes I have that require eggs! Hopefully you’ll find something you like!


Masala Omelette – Super quick and simple omelette that uses eggs! Super delicious!


Masala French Toast – This recipe is an Indian take on French Toast. Super good with hints of spice mixed in!


Cost Analysis


Lastly, take a look at this cost analysis. It shows how much it costs to make one serving of a besan omelette. We don’t realize it, but sometimes it so much cheaper to make things at home versus buying them at the store! Yes, sometimes it takes a while and sometimes it’s more convenient, but how can you deny that price?


Besan Omelette Cost Analysis

Besan Omelette

Besan Omelette 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Omelette, Eggless
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 368kcal
Cost: $0.95


  • 1/2 cup Besan (Chickpea flour) $0.20
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric $0.04
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder $0.06
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander $0.01
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder $0.01
  • 1/2 tsp Ajwain Seeds (Carom) $0.01
  • 1/2 tsp Salt $0.01
  • 1 Thai Chili $0.06
  • 2 tbsp Onion Chopped $0.25
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Chopped $0.20
  • Butter $0.10
  • Water


  • In a bowl add the besan, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin, salt, ajwain seeds, onion, tomato, chili, and water.
  • Mix together until all ingredients have been incorporated together.
    If the batter is too watery, add some besan to thicken it up. If the batter is too thick, slowly add small amounts of water until the perfect consistency is reached.
  • Add some butter to a hot pan and spread it around.
  • Use a ladle to pour the batter onto the pan.
  • Watch the omelette. It's ready to flip once it doesn't stick to the pan when you attempt to flip it.
    The top of the omelette also doesn't look as runny.
  • Remove from heat once both sides have been cooked.
  • Serve hot with ketchup.
    You can also enjoy it with a bowl of fruit and a nice hot cup of chai!


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Cost Analysis

Estimate: $ for servings or $ per serving.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 1314mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 974IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg