Chickpea Omelet Mix
This mix is generically seasoned, making omelets that adapt to any kind of cuisine. Feel free to add additional seasonings depending on your mood or the filling you use–for instance, garam masala for an Indian flavor or chili powder or chipotle for a black bean filling. Each 1/3 cup of the mix will make 2 small omelets, which I consider one serving. I don’t advise cooking it as one large omelet because it’s difficult to get the middle completely cooked.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 144 kcal
(superfine gram flour or besan or garbanzo-fava flour)
ground flax seed
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Store in refrigerator in tightly sealed container.
To use: Stir mix before each use. Mix one heaping 1/3 cup with 1/3 cup water. Stir well and allow to stand for a few minutes to thicken. If desired, add up to 1/2 cup finely chopped quick-cooking vegetables, such as spinach, kale, roasted red pepper, kalamata olives, or tomatoes, to the batter. You may also add pre-cooked ingredients, such as mushrooms or broccoli, as long as they are chopped small. If the batter seems too thick (thicker than pancake batter), add water a little at a time until thinned.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles. Spoon in half of the batter and spread it evenly in a circle approximately 4 to 5-inches in diameter. You want it to be on the thin side rather than thick. Cover the pan and cook, checking often, until the top is no longer shiny wet looking and the underside is light to medium brown (lift a corner with a spatula to check). Flip over and cook the other side, with the lid on, for another minute or two. Make sure that the center isn’t uncooked (raw chickpea flour tastes BAD). Place on plate and keep warm until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.
Two omelets equals 1 serving or 1/3 cup of mix.
You can also make filled omelets by preparing a filling beforehand (sauted mushrooms and kale, seasoned black beans, etc.) Prepare omelet as above, adding the filling after the first side is well done and folding one side of the omelet over the filling. Cover and cook for a couple of minutes to complete cooking.
*Chickpea flour or besan and black salt can be found for low prices in Indian grocery stores, but if you can’t find them locally, you can order them online.
Chickpea Omelet Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 4.2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.