Tomato Omlet


Last week I made Soumya’s (homespices) version tomato omlet with my own touch. This was a new dish for me but for my husband, it seems he use to eat a lot ( in chandamamma restaurant in Nellore) during his childhood, also my FIL’s fav dish on the menu. I followed Soumya’s recipe, I added grated carrot and coriander leaves instead of curry leaves. So folks enjoy this super easy/ fast dosa anytime of the day. Have it with your favorite chutney or even with plain yougurt. I ate plain. I wanted to post this few days back. Soumya thanks a lot for posting delicious recipe. Here is my version.


1 cup sooji (ravva)
1 cup maida (all-purpose flour)
2 tbsp rice flour (optional)
1 tsp cumin seeds
Big pinch of turmeric
Red chilli powder (accord to taste)
Salt to taste
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
2 medium tomatoes (finely chopped)
1 carrot (grated)
3-4 green chillies (finely chopped)
1-2” inches ginger (grated)
Fist full of coriander leaves (chopped)
Water to make batter
Oil to make dosa


In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients, chopped veggies and water mix well and keep a side for 20-30 mins (batter should be thin like ravva dosa batter). Heat griddle/ tava on medium heat (when u pour the batter tava should be hot) splash spoonful of batter and add little on to the edges of dosa, cover it for 15-20 sec’s. Flip the dosa (you can see the edges starts turning brown) and cook the other side for another 10 sec and remove from. Repeat the process with remaining batter. Serve hot with your favorite pickle or chutney.

Notes and Tips

Adding vegetables makes dosa not only look colorful but also healthy. Rice flour makes dosa crispy while carrots add crunch. You can also add couple of tablespoons of yogurt of you like, add nice tang to dosa. Thinner the batter, lacy and crispy the dosa will come. If the batter is too thin add sooji and flour in same proportion. If it’s thick add little water. Adjust the heat while making dosa. Low heat will make soggy and difficult to flip the dosa, high heat will burn.


13 Responses to “Tomato Omlet”

  1. February 11, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    I too make tomato omlette but slight differently. Adding carrot makes it healthier. By the way, are you from Nellore?

  2. 2 sia
    February 11, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    thats one acy dosa:) looks great… i make them thick using maida… urs looks like rava dosa:) love the colour…

  3. 3 sia
    February 11, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    oh i meant lacy dosa:)

  4. February 11, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Oh my god you got the tomato omlet just as thin and crisp and lacy as Soumya’s. Love it. Great job gal!!!

  5. February 11, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    I’m so glad I found this site! I’ve been looking for some great vegetarian dishes. Thanks! 🙂

  6. February 11, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    My in-laws were in nellore for 13 yrs. My husband did his schooling and +2 in nellore.

    Thanks Sia, We both like crispy dosa, carrot & turmeric gives a nice color and taste to dosa.

    Dear Seema, Thin batter = lacy dosa:). I make ravva dosa a lot at home so I made this dosa same way, beside’s soumya picture looks soo tempting.

    Mamadoggylove, Welcome to my blog.

  7. February 12, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    The omlette looks so nice and crispy, let me go and check the recipe now. Liked the minestrone soup in your earlier post too. Haven’t made Minestrone soup at home so now I can try

  8. February 12, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Sandeepa
    Minestore is very healthy for me its a one pot meal, salad and soup is my fav combo.Give it a try.

  9. February 13, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    The tomato omlette looks delicious – crispy and fresh… also liked the minestrone soup in the earlier post 🙂

  10. February 13, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    Padma..i missed three of your posts..soup looks warm and delicious..tomato omlette looks perfect..as my family cannot live without non veg..the only omlette in our home is egg…:D

  11. February 13, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Dosa loooks crisp and lacy…that tomato must have gave that extra burst of flavor

  12. February 14, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Thanx mandira, loved ur thai soup

    Hey Mahi, I’m strictly vegetrain 🙂

    Thanks sri.

  13. February 19, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Hey padmaja,
    thanks for trying the recipe.Looks good.

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