Umma’s Scrambled Eggs

Last night was not as bad as I thought. I had to take the metro and bus to go back home and by the time I reached, I was literally dead. But then, when my elder one was browsing through her cartoon channels, there came “Finding Nemo” on Disney Channel. Nobody else was there to disturb – umma and uppa had gone for their walks, B was studying and HD was as usual busy with work. So we three cuddled up and watched the movie, with live running commentary from my little one, who is a number one chatterbox!!! πŸ™‚ She’s just two, but speaks quite a bit and by experience, I know that in couple of years, she’s going to be a silent cat!!! Had some awesome time. I really believe that if there is a category of people who can grate on your nerves so much that you would want to go to the dungeon but still love them without any boundaries, then it’s your children!!! πŸ™‚


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Coming to today’s recipe – I am one egg person. When I get bored, I boil an egg and eat. If I am really in a good mood, then it’s bull’s eye. But then when I am in an elaboratemood, then my thing is scrambled eggs!!! This was one recipe that my umma used to cook every Friday or public holidays for all of us when we were in school. Nobody knows the reason why she suddenly stopped making it. Recently, I asked her and she was blank. She said, “I just stopped, that’s it!!!” That’s how blunt my umma is! πŸ™‚


My HD also being an egg person (one thing we have pathil pathu porutham – matching 10/10!!! Hehe…) loves to have his eggs this way. On a very lazy weekend morning, scrambled eggs are absolute comfort food. Couple it up with plain or buttered toasts and a glass of orange juice or a cup of hot tea/ coffee, that is what I call the perfect blissful breakfast!!! πŸ™‚



Updated with new pictures on April 26, 2017 : I have been wanting to update this post since so long but each time I make it, we are too hungry that we just want to dig in. πŸ˜‰ Finally I was able to do it. I changed the title to reflect “Umma’s Scrambled Eggs” since this is not the authentic recipe, I would like to call it a more Malabar style version with the onions and tomatoes. =D This is one of our favorite breakfasts, so totally deserved a much better picture… πŸ™‚



Below is the old one… morning click but a lousy mobile click… I am sure I was hungry at that time too… πŸ˜‰

5 from 3 votes

Umma's Scrambled Eggs

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Heat oil in a frying pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Once done add the onion and tomatoes and cook on low flame stirring occasionally, till the tomatoes and smashed and onion looks cooked.
  • Break the eggs in, sprinkle salt and pepper and continuously stir it till the egg gets scrambled and mixed with the onion and tomato.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with toast and juice/ tea!!! I literally go on an overdose of pepper on this one - eggs and pepper are one mighty combination!!! πŸ™‚

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  1. i never tried adding mustard in scrambled eggs – that sounds different

    1. mustard gives it another flavor… u should try it divya… πŸ™‚

  2. Interesting recipe and lovely happenings at home.Feels like being at my home πŸ™‚ By the way I too have a Baby who is gonna be 2 πŸ™‚ I smiled throughout while reading this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Lovely dear.

    1. glad to know nisha that you too have a toddler… they can be handful, don't they? πŸ™‚ thank u for your lovely comments, dear…

    2. Yes, true :)She is very curious about everything and she is also keeping me from gaining a bunch of weight by running after her!! πŸ™‚

    3. unfortunately that not gaining weight part does not apply to me… πŸ™ hehe…

  3. the cartoon is super and reading write up cant control laughing:)super

    1. glad to know that you enjoyed it ramya… πŸ™‚

  4. Wow…..i love ur brkfast. Me & my daughter are egg ppl. πŸ™‚

    1. thank u helen… πŸ™‚

  5. Nice recipe Rafeeda !! Loved it πŸ™‚
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    1. thank u for coming around shruthi… πŸ™‚

  6. I have never put mustards in my scrambled egg. Must try it some time. Looks very yummy Rafeeda πŸ™‚ Loved the write up too.

    1. thank u so much priya… πŸ™‚

  7. Nice write up πŸ™‚ Felt like watching ur whole experience πŸ™‚ I never add tomato in my scarmbles.. Let me try this πŸ™‚

    1. thank u chitra for coming by… πŸ™‚

  8. One of my fav. too.. But my husband doesn't like it much…So I enjoy it when iam alone…No need to share πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Nicely written….

    1. thank u nimmy…. yes, i like that "no need to share" part!!! πŸ˜‰

  9. interesting post:)simple and delicious egg..

    1. thank u so much rani… πŸ™‚

  10. Loved reading through ….. and scrambled eggs ….yeah a delicious one.

    1. thank u so much sebeena… πŸ™‚

  11. Looks lovely!! I love scrambled eggs-It's the perfect breakfast!!

    1. thank u so much, rita… πŸ™‚

  12. I never add tomato in my scarmbles.. Let me try this…Nice write up πŸ™‚

    1. do let me know saranya how it turns out… πŸ™‚

  13. i think my go to is egg too, I love eggs and this is lunch when am home alone πŸ™‚

    1. thank u for your lovely comments, dear… πŸ™‚

  14. wow..delicious and tempting .lovely clicks too…

    1. Thank u divya… πŸ™‚

  15. Love to start my day with this scrambled eggs and bread slices,yummy.

    1. Thank u priya… πŸ™‚

  16. I I can eat eggs any time of the day.. Yumm

    1. Just like me!!! Thank u rumana…

  17. I am an egg lover for the nutrition and also how fast you can cook them up:) Your version of the scrambled eggs looks so simple and easy.

    1. Thank u dear… :))

  18. perfect breakfast , just need a tea with this,

    1. thank u dear… πŸ™‚

  19. adding mustard seeds is new to me,n truly said a comfort dish & quick to prepare:)
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    1. thank u so much julie for your comments… πŸ™‚

  20. Ohh! what a porutham! enga veettilum muunu velaikku muttai koduththaalum makkal saapiduvaanga..Nice sharing..

    1. ok… i guess i need to seriously start understanding tamil, machi!!! πŸ™‚ i understood ur point… thank u so much for coming around… πŸ™‚

  21. I am en egg lover too and can have it any time. I usually add some chilly powder to it as well.

    1. i prefer black pepper over chilli anytime… πŸ™‚ thank u for your lovely comments…

  22. That looks AMAZING! I'll try it out for brekkie tmr. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe, Rafeeda!

    1. thank u so much nisha… πŸ™‚

  23. I was tired of scrolling down to reach here! lol. Jokes apart, love eggs in any form! We grew up having one boiled egg every single day before heading to school. Your mom’s scramble egg is so new to me! My mom makes more like burji very rarely though. Fresh clicks !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… you can see it is such an old post! You must try this, you wouldn’t want to make it any other way… Thanks a lot Fami…

  24. Ohemgee! I make mine exactly the same as this! Home foods are the best!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Good to know that! Thank you so much Farah…

  25. 5 stars
    Love this and the dungeon that those little ones drive to haha!
    We’re big fans of eggs in our house so definitely going to try it with mustard next time, my husband has eggs for breakfast almost every day so I’m quite sure he’ll like this recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shoumous…

  26. Looks so yummy, your right about the photo making you hungry

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Aicha…

  27. 5 stars
    Look’s yummy!!! <3 I love adding other ingredients to my scrambled eggs to pump it up a bit. ( and

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Zainab…

  28. 5 stars
    My baby is about to be 2 as well πŸ™‚ this summer iA. I love scrambled eggs I think I have eggs everyday :O! I am not a fan of too many onions in eggs but the mustard seeds sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to try it out.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      This is an old post, Afra… πŸ™‚ The above said child is already 6 now… Thank you so much dear…

  29. I loveee eggs too! And this recipe looks just so tasty! I like that the scrambled eggs have flavour

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sainab…

  30. I love a fry up on the weekend ,when I can take my time as opposed to my quick sip of green tea and toast before rushing out to work on the weekdays. Every Saturday I love to have a fried egg, beans, toast, sausage and salad yummy!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much dear…

  31. That’s our tab movie too….even lil’M named a fishy nemo at her grandma’s house….wishing you many more wonderful moments like that Rafee…scrambled eggs and are my favorite…I make them very often in breakfast..adding mustard seeds is new…

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