Tortilla | How to make Spanish Omelette

>>  Tuesday, September 20, 2016

So for the second day of doing Breakfasts with one ingredient from different countries, I have something from Spain. It's called the Tortilla not to be confused with the Mexican Tortillas. These Spanish Tortillas are typically prepared with eggs and potatoes. These are also called as Spanish omelette. In Spanish cuisine, it is called as tortilla or tortilla de patatas. It is also cooked with onions, sometimes with chives or garlic and fried in olive oil. It used to be served cold as an appetizer, however now is popularly served as Breakfast. 

I made this recipe eggless, vegan and gluten free by replacing the eggs with Besan or Gram flour. I adapted from here and here. Followed the one that sounded less complicated. In fact, the recipe is so simple that you can cook with eyes closed. Konda said it tasted much like the Aloo Pakoda I recently made! Talk about cuisine similarities.

Tortilla | How to make Spanish Omelette

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

2 big potatoes, sliced
1 onion chopped
1 cup of Besan / Gram flour
Salt and pepper to season
Olive oil
Cold water

How to make the Tortilla

Heat a nonstick pan and shallow fry the onions and potatoes for around five minutes, or until the potatoes begin to soften, remove from the oil and keep it aside.

Take the besan in a bowl, slowly add cold water while mixing until you get a consistency similar to pancake batter. Now add the potatoes and onions, season with salt and pepper and mix well.

Heat the nonstick pan again with olive oil, pour the mixture and cook over a medium heat or until the edges and top begin to thicken.

Traditionally, people seem to slide a plate and tilt. I simply removed it with a spatula as I was using a nonstick pan.

Cook on the other side till done.

Cook for another few minutes, let cool and serve with tomato sauce.

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vaishali sabnani September 20, 2016 at 8:33 AM  

The Spanish omelette is very interesting and substituting with besan is what we vegetarians can do.
Your recipe says 1kg potato..I think that would be a typo.

Harini-Jaya R September 20, 2016 at 8:33 AM  

Very interesting tortilla Valli.

Kalyani September 20, 2016 at 11:32 AM  

Yeah the name is kinda misleading but what we have here is a great breakfast idea with simple everyday ingredients ! Good pick

Gayathri Kumar September 20, 2016 at 1:16 PM  

I make egg free omelette once in a while. Adding potatoes to it makes it more delicious..

Usha September 20, 2016 at 5:18 PM  

Began omelette looks just like a regular omelette. Never tried Spanish omelette and looks delicious !!

Suja Ram September 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM  

This recipe sounds great Valli. Perfect for vegetarians. A must try.

Nalini's Kitchen September 22, 2016 at 4:48 PM  

Vegetarian version of Spanish omelette looks delicious and inviting..Addition of potato makes it interesting.

Suma Gandlur September 24, 2016 at 1:58 AM  

Vegetarian version sounds simple made with every day ingredients.

Priya Suresh September 24, 2016 at 11:48 PM  

This is my all time favourite and have prepared couple of times at home, kids love this tortillas very much.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan September 26, 2016 at 7:55 AM  

Very nice eggless omelette. got to try it for sure.

Pavani N October 7, 2016 at 1:24 AM  

Never thought Spanish tortilla can be made vegan. besan sounds like a great egg substitute here. Will have to try it some time.

Sowmya :) October 7, 2016 at 10:03 PM  

Such a fluffy this veg version

Smruti Shah October 8, 2016 at 3:54 AM  

Such a wonderful spanish omelette!! Loved this version :)

Archana Potdar October 9, 2016 at 2:58 PM  

I used to make this ages ago, well 28 years ago to be exact when I did not want to spend time in the kitchen :D. With eggs of course love your veggie version.

Ritu Tangri October 14, 2016 at 1:45 PM  

Eggless spanish omelette...Wow!! now my whole family can enjoy omelette as its without egg :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan October 17, 2016 at 7:27 PM  

Interesting non egg omelette. Love it Valli!

Sapana Behl October 19, 2016 at 11:35 PM  

The vegan version of Spanish omelette sounds too delicious.

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