As a kid, there were some surprises I got during dinner time. We would be waiting for dad to get back home to have dinner together & he would walk in surprising my brother & I with a take away of Egg Stumbler :). Sometimes he would get some Chicken sukka or Kori Rotti (Both famous Mangalorean chicken dishes.) I will soon be posting the recipe’s for these dishes as well.
There are small bakery’s or grocery shops in Mangalore which serve some fresh lemonade, cold almond milk popularly known as Badam Milk all to beat the hot sultry coastal weather. These shops would often serve bread omelette’s or Egg stumbler as snacks in the evenings. They would be packed after 6pm with people getting home from work stopping by for a quick snack or a take away. Mangalore being a small quiet town, all familiar faces around, these was the time people used to catch up on some everyday affairs, discuss cricket, the festivals or weddings that were coming up, met new people or made new friends etc.
Egg stumbler is quite scrumptious. The bread pieces also get coated well with the egg and the spices and get a little soft. The coriander leaves add a nice flavour & colour to this snack.
Some of my husband’s cousins are egg lovers. So when people get together they love to have some
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 15 mins
Onions – 1 large, finely chopped
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
Tomatoes – 1, medium-sized, finely chopped
Green chillies – 1, finely chopped
Eggs – 3, beaten well
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Bread – 2 slices, cut each slice into small bite sized pieces
Coriander leaves – 1-2 sprigs, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Cooking Oil – 1 tbsp
Heat a deep bottom fry pan, set it to medium heat. Dry toast the bread pieces till they turn golden brown. Keep them aside in a plate. Now heat oil in the fry pan & when the oil is hot add the onions & sauté them till they turn translucent. Add a pinch of salt to the onions to fasten the sautéing process. Next add the cumin, red chilli, turmeric powder. Mix well. Add the green chilli’s and sauté for a minute. Now add the tomatoes and sauté for about a minute. Add some salt to taste keeping the eggs in mind. Mix well. Now add the beaten egg mixture and mix well like you do when you prepare scrambled eggs. When the egg is about 30% done add the toasted bread pieces along with the garam masala powder & mix well. (The egg should bind with the bread hence we add the bread pieces when the egg is 30% done. If the bread is added immediately added after the eggs then the bread pieces get too soft & soggy.)
Keep tossing the entire mixture till the egg is completely done.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Best eaten on its own. You can have it as a snack/breakfast.
For other quick snacks from egg, do check out my other favourites – Bun Masala, Keishto, Bread Upma/ Bite sized bread pieces tossed in some sweet & spicy flavoured onions, Indian Masala Omelette with Bread/ a.k.a Bread Omelette etc.
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