Egg Stumbler

Egg Stumbler
Shireen Sequeira


  • eggs
  • slices bread
  • 2 Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • medium-sized green chile, chopped finely
  • large onion, chopped finely
  • medium-sized tomatoes, chopped finely
  •   Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  red chili powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon  cilantro, chopped finely, for garnish

One of my fondest childhood memories involves this dish. I have eaten the Egg Stumbler for as long as I can remember. My mum used to make this for us very often and it served as a breakfast cum anytime meal which could be put together in a jiffy. As you know, scrambled eggs by themselves are a nutritious snack, add to it a handful of cubed bread pieces, and what you have is a complete meal in itself. So filling, tasty, and nutritious.


Break the eggs into a bowl and beat well. Snip the hard edges of the bread and cut them into cubes. Keep aside.

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the oil, toss in the green chile and onion, and fry until the onion is almost golden. Add the tomatoes and fry for a couple of minutes until mushy. Season with salt, to taste.

Add the turmeric, red chili powder, pepper, and cumin and fry over low heat. Pour in the beaten egg mixture and increase the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, taking care to see that they don't get scorched.

When the eggs have cooked just right, add in the bread cubes and mix gently. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.


Calories per serving:

479 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 26g 40%
  • Carbs 42g 14%
  • Saturated 5g 23%
  • Fiber 5g 22%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Monounsaturated 14g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 21g 42%
  • Cholesterol 372mg 124%
  • Sodium 466mg 19%
  • Calcium 172mg 17%
  • Magnesium 63mg 16%
  • Potassium 674mg 19%
  • Iron 5mg 27%
  • Zinc 2mg 16%
  • Phosphorus 342mg 49%
  • Vitamin A 222µg 25%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 38%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 24%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 39%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 21%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 22%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 129µg 32%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 15%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 26%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 18%
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