Friday, September 21, 2012

Egg Stumbler

Back in the mid Seventies, omlette stalls near Hampankatta old Bus Stand and in Mannagudda used to sell omlettes like hot cakes. They also made stumbler that was favourite with a few of my friends. I was more inclined towards Ramachandra Bhandary's omlette and Soda Sherbat near Mannagudda Gurji.

Appu Shet's Omlette and fruit juices shop opened near New Chithra Talkies next to Hindu Military Hotel in 1975 or so. I was a regular visitor there, especially after the midnight interval at New Chithra to drink Birinda(Kokum) Juice. The inviting aroma of sizzling omlette and egg stumbler made me curious then and I started invading Appu Shet's shop during the evenings to taste his omlette and stumbler.

Now "Egg Stumbler! What was that again?", many may wonder. It is nothing but scrambled eggs fried along with bread chunks and this one is a complete meal by itself. Try this dish. Easy to make and it can be consumed as a bite along with drinks, coffee or tea, variety of juices or just as a dinner meal. It may find place in your kids' lunch box even!

1. Onion - 1 Chopped
2. Green chilli - 1 Chopped
3. Tomato - 1(Optional)
4. Refined oil - 2-3 Tsp
5. Red Chilli powder - 1 Tsp
6. Salt - To Taste
7. Eggs - 2
8. Pepper powder - A pinch(Optional)
9. Bread slices - 6-8
10. Chopped Coriander leaves - 2 sprigs

Cut the bread slices into 3/4 inch square pieces.
Heat oil in a shallow pan.
Fry chopped onion till transparent and golden. Add chopped green chilli and fry.
Add chopped tomato(Optional) and red chilli powder.
Add salt to taste. when the tomatoes are well fried, beat he eggs and add. Scramble the mass into lumps. Now add pepper powder(Optional) and the bread pieces and roast well.
Finally add the chopped coriander leaves, mix well and serve.


You may add a pinch of garam masala powder along with chili powder and squeeze lemon instead of adding tomatoes.


Mamatha Mallya said...

Nostalgia, my maamu used to cook this for us when we were kids. It was in mangalore and he used to exactly pronounce it like the way you have penned, "STUMBLER", i used to wonder then what it was! When i grew up and started cooking, realized it was a Scrambler! Love it :)

Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi said...

Yeah. Some unforgettable memories Mamatha. I have always cherished Mangalorean street food during my younger days.

Anonymous said...

We used to go to M'lore every summer vacation when we were growing up. My mamu used to live at Mannagudda and that was where I tasted stumbler for the first time, Bhandarymam used to use sambar powder. Love it. I am a foodie by nature and love to cook. It was STUMBLER and not SCRAMBLER.

Anonymous said...

My memories of this come from a cart wala next to Manipal press (in Manipal). Hot hot idlis in daal (more like a liquidy version of Dali thove) and his bread masala are to die for. And his very fine chai to down all this with. Hope he is still there.

Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi said...

That's what makes them memorable. Same feelings may not be there when we eat in a big restaurant!


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