Easy & Quick Street style Bun Omelette Recipe
Last Updated on February 1, 2023 by Santosh Allada
Learn how to make this Mumbai Street style Bun Omelette Recipe at home. It is a fun twist to omelet & bread in burger style. This quick and easy breakfast is immensely delicious.
Whenever you are clueless or in a real hurry, worry no more about what to cook for breakfast for yourself and your family. This bun omelet is loved by all age groups and is a great way to kickstart the day with protein.
Street food in Mumbai is something else and is popular for its own unique taste. It is just the style of cooking that’s the actual secret of any street-style food. Mumbaikars have an eternal love for pav which did not spare even the omelet. Soon, street vendors were stuffing omelets into pav or burger buns.
Bun Omelette is one of the most touted combinations in Mumbai. Many people in Mumbai stop by these egg stalls and grab a quick bun omelette. Also known as Omelette Burger, this has a special place in my repertoire of Mumbai street food. Omelet Burger is totally different from the normal burger that has a patty.
Bun Omelette is a quick breakfast or a pocket-friendly lunch item and caters to everyone including non-vegetarians as well as eggetarians. It is a hot favorite of college students, auto drivers, factory workers, and the labor class. It is one of the dishes that often satiate the midnight cravings of many.
About Bun Omelette Recipe
Bun Omelette Recipe is a fairly simple and straightforward recipe. A spicy omelette hot out of the tava (pan) sandwiched between two halved soft-as-cotton buns. The bun is heated on both sides through enough to make it a teeny bit crisp.
An omelet is a combination of eggs, ground spices, green chilies, onions, and herbs cooked in oil or butter.
All you need is a good pan and a few ingredients easily available in an Indian kitchen. Follow this simple quick recipe and prepare this dish in 15 minutes from scratch. Making street-style food at home is healthy, as we have control over the quality of ingredients.
Mothers have always been reluctant to feed their kids store-bought burgers, pizzas, pasta, etc. This bun omelet is also a fun way to feed kids home food as they are always fond of this type of food. To make it nourishing, you can add veggies to the omelet.
The street style omelet is spicer as there is liberal use of fresh green chilies. The bun for bun omelette is generally not buttered or roasted.
This is an easily customizable recipe, you can switch out any ingredients and add other ones to suit your tastebuds.
This a great recipe idea when you need to feed a crowd, or can be relished on kitty parties, birthdays, picnics, or potlucks.
Reasons to make
Super easy and quick.
Minimal & basic ingredients.
A complete meal in itself.
Appealing and appetizing.
Bachelors and beginners friendly recipe.
Follow the below tips to make a great omelette primarily for bachelors without any prior cooking experience.
Make sure the eggs are at room temperature before you start cooking. If you are using refrigerated eggs, keep them aside for a while.
Choosing the right size pan is one key to a perfect omelette. If the size of the pan is too big, the omelette will spread in a thin layer and cook too quickly. And, if the pan is too small, the omelet will take more time to cook with a runny center. The best size for 2 eggs omelet is an 8-inch pan and for 3 eggs omelet is a 9-10 inch.
As we are adding green chilies, red chili powder, and pav bhaji masala, adjust the quantity according to your spice level. Typically, the street vendors use chopped green chilies and a pinch of red chili powder. To make the omelet less spicy, replace red chili powder with kashmiri red chili powder.
Always add the beaten/whisked eggs to hot oil and cook the omlet on medium-low flame. Eggs take very less time to cook. If cooked on high flame the eggs will cook fast and the bottom might get burnt as well.
Do not overstuff the eggs with too many ingredients. The omelet will break while flipping.
Eggs: Use either free-range or organic white or brown eggs.
Burger bun: I have used a white burger bun made with all-purpose flour. You can substitute it with a brown/whole-wheat or multigrain bun.
Fat: I prefer to use neutral oil. You can use oil and butter too.
Veggies: I used onions as the filling. They add crunchiness along with their taste.
You can also add other veggies like tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, mushroom, carrot, capsicum, spring onion, or cabbage.
Spices: This recipe uses basic powdered spices available in any Indian kitchen – red chili powder, and pav bhaji masala.
You can substitute red chili powder with paprika or smoked paprika.
Green chilies: Add chopped green chilies if you want your omelet to have a bit of a kick.
Herbs: Coriander leaves and mint leaves. The classic duo is one of the best herbs to use in eggs that give a burst of freshness.
How to make Bun Omelette
1. Break 2 eggs into a bowl. Add 2 tbsp chopped onions, 1 green chili finely chopped,1/2-1 tsp red chili powder, 1/4-1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala or garam masala, 1 tbsp coriander leaves, and salt to taste.
2. Using a fork, whisk well until frothy. Keep it aside.
3. Take the burger buns, and cut them into halves.
Heat a pan/tawa over medium flame. When hot, add 1-2 tsp oil or butter and spread it. Place the sliced bun in the pan (cut side facing down). Press the buns gently and cook until it becomes crisp and golden in color.
Do not let the pan turn very hot, it will burn the buns.
4. Then flip and cook the other side as well. Take it out on a plate and keep it aside.
5. Add 1-2 tbsp oil to the same pan and heat over medium flame. Pour the beaten egg masala mixture into the pan and spread it. Cook until the bottom has firmed up a little.
6. Then flip the egg to the other side. Cook for another minute or so, till the egg, is fully cooked.
Can add a little from the sides.
7. Flip the omelet and fold it into a square shape. Turn off the flame.
To Assemble the Bun Omelette
Place the toasted bun on a plate, slide the omelet from the pan, and top with another half of the bun. Serve it hot or warm.
Serve the bun omelet hot or warm with your favorite sauce or dip to indulge in it delightful meal.
The recipe I’ve shared is a basic bun omelette recipe that has just a bun and an omelet. However, you can get creative and play around with the ingredients.
1. You can spice the burger buns. Heat pan over medium flame, add 2 tsp butter, 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala, and 1 tsp coriander leaves. Fry the mixture over medium heat for 10 seconds. Slice the pav in halves and place over the pan. Fry both sides until golden.
2. Spread sauce of choice: schezwan sauce, tomato sauce, sriracha sauce, green chutney, sandwich spread, pizza sauce, or any condiment of your choice on one side of the bun or top the omelette. The sauces help to keep the bun omelet moist and really enhance the flavor of the bun omelet.
3. You can also make this bun omelet with cheese. Either grate cheese on the omelet or place a cheese slice on top of it.
4. For a healthy version, favor a brown bun or multi-grain.
5. Layer thinly sliced cabbage or leaf or lettuce as a base and top it with tomato rings, onion rings, and cucumber rings, and finally place the omelet on top of these. Place a cheese slice and cover it with the other half of the bun.
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Street style Bun Omelette Recipe
- 2 numbers Burger Buns
- 2 numbers Eggs
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 2-3 tbsp Onion (chopped)
- 1 number Green chili (finely chopped)
- 1/2-1 tsp Red chili powder
- 1/4-1/2 tsp Pav Bhaji masala (or garam masala)
- 1 tbsp Coriander leaves
- Salt to taste
- Break the eggs in a bowl and check for shells, add chopped onion, green chili, red chili powder, coriander leaves, pav bhaji masala or garam masala, and salt.
- With a fork, beat the eggs until frothy. Keep it aside.
- Add oil to a pan and heat it over medium flame.
- Take the burger buns, and cut them into halves.
- Heat a pan/tawa over medium flame. When hot, add 1-2 tsp oil and spread it. Place the sliced bun in the pan (cut side facing down). Press the buns gently and cook until it becomes crisp and golden in color.
- Then flip and cook the other side as well. Take it out onto a plate and keep it aside.
- Add oil to the same pan and heat over medium flame. Pour the beaten egg masala mixture into the pan and spread it. Cook until the bottom has firmed up a little.
- Then flip the egg to the other side. Cook for another minute or so, till the egg, is fully cooked.
- Flip the omelet and fold it into a square shape. Turn off the flame.
- Place the toasted bun on a plate, slide the omelet from the pan, and top with another half of the bun.
- Serve hot or warm with your favorite sauce or dip.