The BEST Fluffy Eggless Omelettes Video Recipe

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Eggless Omelettes

Eggless Omelettes: Omelets are a staple breakfast food in many houses in India just like how pancakes are here on the Western side of the world. I cracked the code to make the best eggless pancakes a few years back and ever since that’s one of the most visited and tested recipes in the blog.

That recipe has been tried mostly by people who usually eat eggs and make pancakes with eggs and when they run out of eggs search for eggless pancake recipe, land here, try that recipe and most of them comment saying that they won’t go back to pancakes with eggs. Will I be able to replicate the same effect with eggless omelets too?

How To Make A Veggie Omelette

Here’s step-by-step video tutorial on how to make the veg omelette without egg.

Unlike pancakes where eggs constitute only a small portion of the recipe, the main ingredient or the only ingredient required for an omelette is just eggs! No wonder it’s challenging to create an eggless omelet that looks, tastes, and feels like a regular omelet.

I didn’t grow up eating eggs and egg omelettes so when I wanted to try an eggless version of omelet, saw a couple of recipes online. Some of them use a small portion of all-purpose flour but I wanted to keep it gluten-free as well.

I tried a few recipes and have come up with my humble version of the eggless omelet hoping that it tastes and feels to some extent like a regular omelet. I took inspiration from another Indian recipe called “besan chilla” (besan omelette), which is nothing but a savory pancake made using besan (chickpea flour).

I have tweaked it a bit to make it more like an omelette and everyone at home loved this eggless breakfast and hoping this veg omelette recipe won’t disappoint others who try as well.

Egg-free Gluten-free Omelettes


The BEST Fluffy Eggless Omelettes Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
10 Mins2-3 mins per omelette5-6 Omelettes
The BEST Fluffy Eggless Omelettes Video Recipe
5.0 from 2 reviews
Want to make omelettes for breakfast and find out that you are out of eggs? No worries! I have the best eggless omelette recipe for you which is very easy to make and looks, tastes, feels and smells like regular omelets.
  • 1 cup besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used sunflower oil)
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons peppers, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped spinach
  • 1-2 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • chopped green chilies optional
  • ground pepper optional
  1. In a medium-size bowl sieve the besan flour. To that add oil, 1/8th of a teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup of water and whisk it well without any lumps.
  2. To the batter add the yogurt and baking soda. Whisk it well and leave the batter to froth for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Now add all the vegetables, herbs, and spices that you are planning to use. Add some more water if necessary. The batter should not be as thick as pancake batter. It should have a thin consistency. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if needed.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan and spray it with cooking spray or add some butter. Once the pan is warm enough pour a ladleful of batter and swirl the pan around.
  5. Add some ground black pepper, shredded cheese on top of the omelet (optional). Let it cook for a minute or two and flip the omelette and cook for another minute.
  6. Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter. The Healthy Veggie Omelette recipe is ready! Serve it with ketchup or Indian coriander/green chutney.
  1. My son and husband who have tried the usual omelets said that this omelette without eggs, looks, feels, tastes, and smells like regular omelets. I guess I have a winner!
  2. This version of eggless omelette with baking soda does give an eggy smell to the omelettes. I have tried this recipe with Eno fruit salt instead of baking soda which did not leave any smell. This was my son’s observation.
My Notes:
  1. Vegans might want a substitute for yogurt. You can either try some non-dairy yogurt or else please wait for me to try the recipe without yogurt and I will update it here.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Omelettes/Veggie Omelettes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87Servings 6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.4g4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 165mg4%
Total Carbohydrates 9.9g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g6%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 3.8g
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 18mg1%
Iron 1mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. VS

    Hi. What do we do with Baking soda

  2. Phillip

    I am a little confused as to why you would call this recipe eggless omelette. An omelette is a dish made of eggs (herbs and spices are optional). This is more like a pancake than an omelette. If, I were to look at the photo and recipe without any context, I would describe this as a pancake. Perhaps, it taste like an omelette but then why not call it vegan omelette?

  3. Robyn

    I made this recipe tonight and we loved the omelets! I sautéed the vegetables first and let them cool, then stirred them in just before cooking. I got them a little thicker than yours, but these were so good that I think I’ll have lots of practice to refine my methods. Thanks so much for your efforts!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Robyn.

  4. Deepa Maria

    I’m on Dr Gundry’s Plant Paradox eating plan. Has done wonders for my body!
    I am craving omelettes so bad but can’t eat anything with chickpeas (besan) or any bean or bean flours for that matter. No grains, nor soy at all. Just wondering if you might have an idea what could be used instead of besan? I can eat millet, sorghum, almond, coconut, tigernut, tapioca and arrowroot flours.

    I believe it’s possible to get the eggy flavor with a little black salt (kala namak) but what would make up the bulk?

    Thanks in advance for any possible suggestions.

    • Madhuram

      I have heard about that book and have seen a couple of his interviews on YouTube, Deepa. Glad to know that it works for you. Maybe you can try it with millet flour itself and add some nutritional yeast, baking soda?

  5. Nicole

    AMAZING!!! Missed omelettes and WOW this is better than the “real” thing!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much, Nicole. You are the first reviewer for this recipe. Can’t wait to hear from others too!