Tomato omelette

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Tomato Omelette
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Type Pancake
Place of origin India
Region or state Maharashtra
Main ingredients Chickpea flour or besan, water, green chillies, onions, tomatoes

A tomato omelette (native name in Marathi = टॉमॅटो धिरडे) is a breakfast dish prepared mostly in Maharashtra. It is referred to as an omelette because of its visual appearance, but actually contains no egg product or by-product and is actually vegan . The main ingredient is chickpea flour or besan. [1] Sometimes, it is also made with dosa batter (rice flour and urad dal paste), with a small quantity of besan only to provide binding, in which case it is classified as Uttapam.


A batter of pouring consistency is made with water and the flour; with finely chopped green chillies, onions and tomatoes added. The mix is poured on a hot skillet, brushed with cooking oil and cooked on both sides. Tomato omelettes are served hot with tomato sauce, coconut chutney, sambar or any other pickle.

It has a popularity and easy availability amongst multitudes of restaurants, canteens throughout Maharashtra namely in cities like Pune, Mumbai. It is a popular dish amongst University Canteens, like VJTI and Pune University. While this filling breakfast snack is available across the country, it is generally prepared in Maharashtrian homes along with other similar filling breakfast snacks such as thalipeeth or dhirde.

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