Mumbai street food- part 1: Egg Bhurji and Omelette stalls

4 Oct

A Sunday evening. A long week looming ahead. A ‘not able to figure out where to have dinner’ A and M. Thats when I heard the sound of metal clanging. It was the sound of the metal ladle on the tawa at the road side omelette and egg bhurji stall. A big wide smile on our faces!

Street food in India is a phenomenon I have never been able to get over. Every single city, town, village in our country has some or the other famous street food joint that every person will swear by. Mumbai is one such mecca for street food. So here I am doing a series on the variety foods available by the roadside in the city.

At the onset one confession. I am obsessed with eggs and egg preparations. Egg bhurji (a spicy Indian scrambled egg with onion, tomatoes, chillies) and masala omelette, especially the one available at the ‘nukkad anda bhurji wala’, top the list. One might ask what is the big deal about the street food version of these two very common indian dishes? My answer: try it and you will know. The aroma of eggs cooking, the masala frying, the paav (bread) toasting- is a combination potent enough to make anyone passing by hungry. Correction. Starving!

Some famous egg bhurji and omelette stalls can be found at – Outside Fab India store, Kalaghoda; Khau galli, Ghatkopar; Khurshid Bhurji, Irla, Vile Parle; Prabhadevi Chowk signal, Prabhadevi; Opp. Chembur Station; outside Santacruz station (W), Outside Bandra station (W), Mumbai Central station – to name a few. You will find atleast one such stall outside every suburban railway station in Mumbai. Although all of them might not be famous like the one’s listed above, still the beauty of these omelettewalas is that they all dish out by and large similar fare in terms of taste. The differences will be in the spiciness and the texture of the bhurji/omelette. Another plus is that they customize the dish to your preference- medium hot and spicy, very hot, dry, moist, with red chillies, with green chillies etc.

This egg bhurji or omelette is always accompanied by two or more square soft bread pieces. At Rs. 25 to Rs. 40 per serving, it is extremely pocket friendly and wholesome at the same time.

The only catch is that you need to be a little brave with such a food adventure. Happy Eating!

Coming up next: The super ‘sev puri’


7 Responses to “Mumbai street food- part 1: Egg Bhurji and Omelette stalls”

  1. ngadre October 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Add Marol Naka, Star TV building footpath. Little ahead (50 steps)of Star Tv towards sakinaka. Behind BEST bus stop. Eve 4 onwards egg specialist begins business under umbrella with omelete,burji and boiled eggs in various ways.

    Soft filling double omelete withtwo ‘pavs’ coated with tomato and onion spicy fried mix.

    Good food touched in your blog. I am a fan now.


  2. simply61 April 18, 2011 at 3:53 am #

    I just linked your blog to my facebook page Street Food of India.From one food lover to another.


    • amitagadre April 21, 2011 at 11:13 am #

      Hey!! Thanks a ton!!


      • Vijay Shetty April 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

        Talking of eggs Amita… And it isn’t really street food… And I don’t know if it is still around… But the Elphinstone College’s Hostel Mess on C Road, Marine Drive, used to be an egg lovers paradise… They had some 60/65 different types of egg dishes… And it was quite famous too… Specially, got crowded after test matches at the Wankhede…


      • amitagadre April 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

        Wow Vijay! 65 types of egg dishes! I must find out if that place is still around. Would love to try it! Psst. Eggs happen to be my secret sin food!


  3. You know who April 30, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    Try the sandwich and juice on the streets of Vile Parle west.

    I dont exactly remember the name of that stall, but its pretty well known in vile parle west. Perhaps readers of this blog would know the name of that place.



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