Sunday, 13 May 2012

Stumbler (Scrambled Eggs over Roasted Bread Bites)

"Stumbler" or "Scrumbler" is nothing but scrambled eggs over roasted bread bites.
This is a very popular dish which is a complete meal in itself, in most parts of Mangalore and surrounding areas.
I had completely forgotten about this recipe, until last week when a friend of mine reminded me about how we all used to love this during our childhood days.
Even today if you pass through certain areas in Mangalore, 
all you can hear is "One plate Stumbler please....."
I made this today and my daughter who does not really like scrambled eggs, loved this cause of the crispy bread in it.
Try this am sure you'll love it too....!

Serves 2
Bread slices - 5
Eggs - 5
Butter/Ghee - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1 large - chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves - chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece - chopped
Tomato - 1 large - chopped
Green chillies - 2 - chopped
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Mint leaves or Coriander leaves - for garnishing

Cut the bread slices into 1 inch bite sized cubes as shown below.

Take a heavy bottomed fry pan or wok, keep on medium heat, add 1 tbsp ghee/butter and roast the bread pieces till lightly golden.

Now add onions, ginger, garlic and fry well along with the bread. Now add tomatoes and fry well.
Add all the spice powders and fry for 2 mins.

Now add eggs one by one as shown on all sides of the pan and allow to stand for 1 minute.

Add salt and mix well so that the bread pieces are well coated with the egg and the spices.

Cover and allow to cook for 2 mins.
Garnish with freshly chopped mint or coriander leaves.

Serve hot for breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner - it's a complete meal in itself.

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