Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Egg Stumbler

I cannot believe it, but the first day of the six week summer vacation of the kids is over. More than them, I have been waiting like crazy for this break. While schooling here in Deutschland is completely different to that in India, there is a kind of frenzy towards the final two months before the holidays. It's not exams, the kids are assessed throughout the year, so towards the month of May they are aware as to whether they move on to the next class or remain back in the same. German schools pile up on activities before they close. I do not know whether it has got to do with the arrival of summer. But it takes a huge toll on parents especially mother's like me who have got to run to different venues and also prepare the kids for the same. So much so, hubby dear has to not only drag the kids out of bed, but a wifey too...:D
Today, I guess it was some respite for my poor man who could wake up in peace and go to work calmly. Well, it was the first day, so we took our own sweet time to wake up, the three of us. And when we did, it was past breakfast time and close to lunch. So brunch is what we had.
Shireen from Ruchik Randhap posted this breakfast preparation last week. Shireen's blog is one with awesome pictures of food and write up's related to my home town Mangalore. Her blog is actually what keeps me going when I remember food that I miss, and gives me the inspiration to carry on till we return back home.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 slices bread(brown or white)
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized green chilli finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves to garnish
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • salt to taste
  1. Beat the eggs well. Trim the side of the bread and cut into cubes. Keep aside.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan/Kadhai, heat the ghee. Toss in the chopped onion and green chilli. Fry till onions turn golden brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for a few minutes till the mixture turns mushy.
  3. Add the salt, turmeric, red chilli, pepper and cumin powders, mix well and fry on low heat for a few minutes. 
  4. Pour in the beaten egg mixture and stir on medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes . Take care to not scorch them.
  5. When the eggs have cooked just right, add in the bread cubes and mix gently.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately. If kept for a while the bread can get soggy.

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