If this picture doesn’t make you hungry then I wonder what would! I am drooling over it right now as I am writing this post. This recipe was a result of a boring, lazy Thursday morning. I woke up very hungry and was bored with eating the regular corn flakes or egg. KR left for work without having any breakfast as he was in a rush. So it was just me today. I have been wanting to make Tomato Omelette for a long time now. One of my dad’s recipe.
As a child, I have always seen my mom in the kitchen cooking up meals for all of us. However i was surprised one day to find out that my dad could cook too. Once when my mom was unwell, he decided to take charge of the house. With my very little help/more distraction, he cooked us all a wonderful meal. I still remember the taste of Paruppu Rasam that he made that day along with simple Potato Curry. Since then, we would ask him once a while to cook us something. Sunday mornings were fun. He made French toast, Tomato omelette or plain egg omelette for us. We loved it. After eating his handmade Tomato Omelette, I never liked the taste of it from anyone else, not even at any restaurant. So today I decided to recreate his recipe, however I wanted to give it my twist.
All childhood memories are so wonderful. If you have been following my blog, you would realize that I am somehow always stuck in my childhood memories. That is because I think that was the best time of my life. With my parents and my younger brother, we had a happy childhood. I am what I am because of my family. I owe it all to my parents for making me who I am today. Everything they did has inspired me, I aim be like them and make them proud. It’s amazing that how little things you learn as a child comes back to you when you need it the most. As a young girl, standing besides him tiptoed, watching him intently as he cooked us a meal..guess the seed for being a food blogger was sown right there in me. It’s all about the pleasure of cooking up a meal for a loved one!
You can also check some of my other popular breakfast recipes here – Rawa Paniyaram, Eggless Blueberry Mug Cake and Oats and Flax Seed Idli. Now coming back to this vegetarian breakfast recipe, now that I had decided to give it my touch I got to work. Now my dad’s recipe is without eggs. To increase my protein intake for the day, I chose to add them in the batter. You can choose to skip it. I also had some fresh mushrooms and jalapeno which also went into the batter along with the tomatoes.
To add more flavors, I also added garlic powder, salt, fat-free shredded cheddar cheese, tomato sauce and cilantro along with flour. Mix them all together to make a thick batter. Heat a skillet and pour a spoonful of batter. Drizzle oil on all sides. Cook both sides evenly on medium flame.
These yummy mini veggie fritters are ready. Serve them hot with tomato sauce or any chutney.
These fritters are very soft yet have a crispness to it. If you are looking for some quick breakfast ideas, then you must try this recipe. It requires very little prep time and is very easy to make.
- 7 tbsp maida/all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped
- 4 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped mushroom
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped spinach (optional)
- Salt and oil as required
- In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except oil. Mix to form a thick batter. Heat a skillet. Pour a spoonful of batter and spread it over the skillet. Drizzle some oil around it. Cook them evenly on both sides. Serve them hot with any tomato sauce or chutney.
- You can add other veggies in it too as desired.
- I forgot to add a tbsp of oats flour and flax seed powder, you may do so to make it more healthy.
- You can make this egg-less as well. Substitute it with little milk and water or add chickpea flour.
These fritters are so tasty that I even had them for lunch today! Though I learnt basic cooking from my mom, my dad was all about styling food and cooking with perfection. I am somewhere in the middle. Some meals make you nostalgic and this is one such dish.
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