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November 27, 2012


Christine Adams

This is really good. It's my 'addiction' to eggs which is preventing me from going fully vegan but I think this has won me over. I'd say the texture is more pancake than omelette but it's very, very good. Thank you!

Christine Adams

Incidentally, I replaced the dry spices with asafoetida as this gives it a more 'eggy' effect.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Christine thank you so much for commenting and wow - I'm so happy to discover this omelette may be the catalyst into you going fully vegan!

Thank you for your tip with asafoetida. I have also heard that black salt (Kala Namak - available from Indian grocery stores) is very 'eggy' and is, in fact, the main ingredient in The Vegg. So I intend to buy some of this and try next it next time! Maybe the two combined will seal the deal?

They could both be used in scrambled tofu as well to make them taste more like scrambled eggs?

Carolyn Casey

I made this not realising how blummin' filling it is! I had it with some baked beans and I have to say I scoffed the lot!! It has to be the greatest breakfast I have had for a long time,it was a good 6 hours before I felt hungry again. Delicous, will be making it this weekend for my Mum but I will be nice and share it with her ; ) Thank you Andrea, I always find breakfast difficult, never know what I want so will be trying out more of your fab recipes. xxx

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Thanks for commenting Carolyn - yes it is filling, isn't it? And there are so many variations you can do once you get the hang of it. I hope your mum enjoys it just as much! :)

Cathy McCra

It doesn't say when to add the veggies to the omelette. Do you add then to the batter before you pour or once the batter is in the pan? Thank you, can't wait to try it!

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Cathy - it does! You fry the veggies first (see #1 and #2 of the recipe steps), and then you add the batter to the frying pan with the veggies in :) Thank you for stopping by and please let me know how your omelette turns out!

Cathy McCra

OK thanks very much Andrea! Breakfast Saturday Morning!!! I'll be sure to let you know.

Agnieszka Szumska

That is amazing! It tastes bit different than regular omlette, but it's even better :) Slightly spicy, slightly sweet, perfect!


Hi! Looking forward to trying out your "omelette" recipe. So tired of oatmeal and smoothies! From USA and would appreciate if you would explain "cup gram" vs. cup. I just want to make sure I'm using the correct amount of chick pea flour. TY

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

@Agnieszka - thank you so much for commenting and letting me that you loved this omelette!

@Andrea - LOL! The recipe refers to gram flour, not grams as in the weight :) So it is 3/4 cups of gram flour! Thank you for commenting and let me know how it turns out for you.


That recipe looks amazing. I have been vegan now for just over 6 months and its a bliss. People like you really inspire me. Thank you. Sending love .
P.S I love chick peas in any form, but never really made anything with gram flour . I am going to buy some now. ;-)

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Ivelina and thank you so much for your lovely and heart warming comment. It really makes me know this is all worth doing - sharing vegan recipes and taking the time to pay attention to my blog - when I get comments like yours. I'm so happy to be a source of inspiration :)


This is a great recipe. It's just what has been missing the past years after going vegan;] I remember eating eggs for breakfast and always needed to lie down beacuse the made me feel uncomfortably full. This 'omelet' is fun to make, makes you feel full but not too much and (most important for me) it's cruelty-free. I normally would experiment with this, but the above recipe is good as it is. Greetings, Emiel.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Emiel! I'm so glad you like it and thank you for taking the time to come back and 'report' what you think - it's so important to me. I hope you continue to enjoy many more recipes from my site :)

Binaka (Rebecca) Swinden

Ammmmaaazzziinnnnggg!!! Thank you for posting this recipe!!! I added a little tofu to it with onion and mushrooms with a side of beans and my husband and I are fully satisfied. Thanks so much for this great dish!

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Binaka - yay!!! It is very filling, isn't it? It makes me so happy to read such positive feedback - many thanks for taking the time to comment :)


I love this recipe mine came out more like scramble egg because I have a stupid "green" pan that loves to stick but it was still good.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

As long as still tasted okay Jen? Thank you for taking the time to comment :)


It tasted awesome Andrea I will definitely keep making it :)


This was pretty good! Yep, it did stick to the pan, but then I didn't use a non-stick pan... It's quite rich and filling, and it's quick, so this will do nicely with a side of veg. The texture is pancakey, which I quite like. Nom!


This was delicious. I made mine with diced red pepper and green onion but it seemed to come out more like a pancake than an egg/omelette. Is this correct or did I overcook it or go wrong with an ingredient.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Glad you enjoyed Catherine and thanks for your comment! I suppose it is a little more like a pancake, though something similar is made in an Indian veggie cafe near my town, and it is called an omelette there, so I used the same description!


I'm planning on phasing out dairy this year (actually, I already did so for several months prior to Xmas, but slipped back over the hols what with all the cheese and cream and custard everywhere) and I'm totally up for learning to find egg substitutes too. This looks really promising and I have an unused bag of chickpea flour feeling ignored in the cupboard too! Just need to get a few fresh veggies in next week (it's that Mother Hubbard time of our grocery shopping fortnight).

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Penniless! I've found that it's really much easier to cook without eggs than it first seems - especially with regards to baking (I've barely ever used 'egg replacer' - and if you read my free baking download it provides lots of substitute ideas). I've yet to try 'The Vegg' yet - though I believe it tastes pretty much exactly like egg yolk!


I'm going to try this tomorrow morning... I love that it doesn't call for tofu! Very simple recipe... Can't wait to try it. :-)

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

How did it turn out, Nicole? :)


This looks so tasty! Could it be made with something other than chickpea flour? For example, with grits? Or with grits ground into flour-like form?

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Hi Lyla - chickpea flour is what makes this what it is, really! I'm not sure how it would turn out with another flour but you could try :)


I love this! I've made it several times now. It has become our weekly brunch staple. Thank you so much for the recipe!

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Julie you're welcome! And thank you so much for letting me know this - I'm really happy this recipe is such a favourite for you! It's addictive, isn't it?

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Julie you're welcome! And thank you so much for letting me know this - I'm really happy this recipe is such a favourite for you! It's addictive, isn't it?


This is delicous! I have it with salad for dinner, yum yum. I add nutritional yeast in the mix. I also made some vegan aioli to go with it.... heaven! I wrote a blog post about it =)http://karrarothery.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/chickpea-omelette.html

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Really happy you enjoyed this Karra, thanks for taking the time to let me know.



I just made this. Pretty much followed it to the letter except used diced yellow onions instead of spring onions and I added some Daiya cheese at the end. It turned out pretty well; was a bit tricky when it came time to flip because it started cracking in the middle.

It was pretty tasty. The curry powder added a nice flavor without being overwhelming. I agree w/ Christina that it was more a pancake texture though. It was Not quite as fluffy as I hoped. I saw another chickpea omelette recipe online somewhere that called a little bit of baking powder. I may try adding some next time I make this to see if that helps.

Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Thanks so much for letting me know how you got on with this, Nodavesclub! Yes I agree, I think pancake may be a fairer description. And I do think flipping can take some getting the hang of, although I tend to grill the top now, rather than flip!


Could you elaborate a bit more on how to make batter?
Do you just mix flour and soy milk and then use hand mixer or fork? I guess any store bought flour will do?


Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond

Any brand of chickpea (gram) flour, pgb205! And I just mix the batter with a wooden spoon or hand whisk, as I would with a standard pancake batter :)


i am unable to get chickpea flour, can i use regular or self raising flour do u think?


Hi Gemma - no I'm afraid not - the flours are totally different! You should be able to buy chickpea flour (also known as gram flour or besan flour) online, if you can't obtain elsewhere?


I'm making these as I write this - can't wait to try them! I split the batter into 2 as I have a small frying pan. The middle stayed quite soft so I cooked it for longer but I'm unsure if it cooked through. Is uncooked gram flour something to be worried about? Maybe I need to split the batter into 3 portions to make thinner omelettes?

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