Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stumbler / Scrambled Eggs with Bite-Sized Bread / Scrumbler

This dish is another childhood-favourite. I've been calling it 'stumbler' from the time I can remember. I've had it in a couple of fast-food joints in M'lore most often with a dear cousin, same age as me. During my summer vacations I would end up at her place and we would walk aimlessly, 'accidently' bumping into a particular store to have a plate each of spicy, hot stumbler.
My favourite stumbler, however is prepared by my Pachi who recently corrected me saying it's actually 'scrumbler' and gets it's name from the scrambled eggs in it.

I was expecting a friend and her family for tea today so prepared this dish following Pachi's recipe. It's an easy to make, delicious dish which your guests will enjoy eating.

[Video update on 1/08/2016


3 or 4 medium onions
2 tsp chilli powder
2 medium tomatoes
2 green chillies
5 eggs
1 tsp garam masala
4 or 5 slices bread
Coriander leaves
1 pinch black pepper powder (optional)

Method :
Chop bread slices into small bite-sized squares.
Chop onions, tomatoes and green chillies finely.

In a deep bottomed pan, heat 1 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp ghee. Sauté onions till they turn translucent. Add chilli powder, roast for a couple of minutes and add tomatoes. Sauté till tomatoes are completely cooked. Add minced green chillies and black pepper powder and mix.

Now add eggs one by one, beating each egg till it gets scrambled. [ Add one egg, whisk, add another, whisk ]. To this add garam masala. Now add 2 tsp of ghee and salt to taste and mix. Add the bread slices, mix well and cook for 5 to 6 minutes till the bread becomes soft and pulls in the masalas. [ I added 5 bread slices. If you don't like bread in every bite you can reduce it.  Adjust the spices accordingly].
Garnish with coriander leaves.

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



  1. For all who will drool at this, I was the lucky friend who savored it (along with other delicacies):). Thanks a lot Apy, it was delicious. Will surely try it out soon.

  2. oooo that surely is gud....addition of bread makes it a complete meal

  3. Interesting name ... Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Irresistibe scrambled eggs, love the addition of bread bites..

  5. nice and delicious scrambled eggs !!

  6. simple yet satisfying dish always..

  7. My daughter loved this street food dialy on our Mangalore visits for her midnight snack with her cousins that burned midnight candles issuing tickets in Chitra and Roopavani theatres!! Yum!

  8. Looks really good. And I never knew you get this in food joints in Mangalore.

  9. Thanks for the post, was struggling hard to remember name of this dish and always thought it was egg burji. I too tasted this in late evenings in Mangalore. Good dish to remember and relish.



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