My favourite Sunday brunch made by my Mum, aah the Aamlet Pav !! This is one dish I demand when I land in Mumbai and visit my Mum’s place.
As much as I love it, other Mumbaikars love it too. In most of the streets with food stalls or khau gallis (foodies’ streets) one would find an Anda Wala (the Egg Stall). You can see this person relentlessly making 100’s of Omelettes a day all day- every day. People heading to work or back from work line up and eat it on the go. It is served in between a Pav. (bun bread)
Ingredients that you need to make one omelette are:
- eggs- 2
- turmeric powder-3/4th teaspoon
- onion-1/2 medium sized onion- roughly chopped
- green chillies- 2-3- finely chopped/ slit vertically
- fresh ginger- minced- to taste
- salt- to taste
- ghee/ butter- 1 teaspoon
- coriander leaves- finely chopped (Optional)
Method of Preparation:
- So lets get the eggs cracking. Add salt and turmeric to it next.
- You may ask me why turmeric aren’t eggs already yellow!! That is the secret to ensure the eggs do not smell while cooking.(the eggy smell)
- Next whisk the eggs with a fork just enough to mix the yolks with the egg whites. It should look like the picture above.
- Mumbai style Aamlet is thick and dense compared to its western counterpart. (and other counterparts)
- Add the onion and chillies to the eggs and mix well. Then add the ginger and coriander and mix gently.
- Take a non stick pan and keep it on medium flame. Add butter/ ghee to the pan. Normally the Egg stalls use Amul Butter.Nothing beats the taste of Amul butter in an omelette, however since we don’t get Amul butter in Melbourne I had to make do with Amul Ghee.
- Once the ghee/butter is heated add the mix to the pan and ensure it spreads evenly.
- About 5 minutes later it should look like this picture above. Its now time to flip over the Aamlet.
- Once flipped let the other side cook for 2 to 3 minutes and then switch off the flame. Your Aamlet is ready.
- As for the Pav (bun), make a horizontal slit almost all the way through. Cut the Aamlet into two halves and fold it. Now place it in between the pav and serve hot.
You can serve it with tomato ketchup or spicy green chutney or just by itself.
Enjoy your Sunday Brunch with Aamlet Pav- Mumbai Street Style. Love to hear your feedback so do leave your comments below. Until then have a great week ahead.