The humble egg is a breakfast staple. But in recent times, eggs have become so much more than that. From being used as the main focus ingredient atop a number of stellar dishes to being eaten as a whole meal by itself, eggs have laid a trailblazing path across our culinary history. If you are looking for eggetarian dishes to woo your palate, this list is all you need:
1. Akuri – Red Fork, Indiranagar
Nestled within the Parsi restaurant Daddy’s Deli is a contemporary café known as Red Fork. This nine-to-nine establishment serves some quirky egg-based Parsi dishes such as Akuri. Chef Xerxes whips up this spicy version of scrambled eggs with oodles of Parsi charm and panache.
2. Aam Admi Eggs – Monkey Bar, Indiranagar
Truth be told, there is nothing ‘aam’ about this dish served at the quirky Monkey Bar in Bengaluru. It’s made of eggs cooked with onions, chillies (lots of them), cheese, tomatoes, and onion seed chutney, served on toast. The delicious combination of ingredients, the healthy baked goodness, and the eggs cooked to perfection make the Aam Admi Eggs a truly special dish.
3. Salchipapa – Social, Koramangala, Whitefield, Church Street
Imagine a boat of crispy fries sitting pretty atop delectable honey-mustard chicken sausages and drowning in Thousand Island dressing. Now imagine a beautiful sunny side-up egg sitting like a crown on top of the dish. This is what the Salchipapa looks like. A bowl of chicken, potatoes, and eggs made fancy, but still everything you could ask from a meal.
4. Spagalette – Truffles, Koramangala
This is what you get when spaghetti marries an omelette. Spagalette is a creative dish that reminds you why fusion cooking has been gaining so much popularity across the globe. With its mix of cheese, spaghetti and eggs, this winner is as tasty as it is affordable (Rs. 100). You can also order regular masala/mushroom/what-have-you omelettes that will be served with toast.
5. Red, White & Blue Omelette – The Hole in the Wall Café, Koramangala
This café is an eggscellent choice for eggetarians. The Red, White & Blue omelette is a zesty combination of chicken, tomato, bacon, and blue cheese. If blue cheese does not rock your world, try the Pizza Omelette made with pizza sauce, olives, cheese, and pepperoni or any one of the delicious frittatas.
6. Anda Kheema/Ménage a Trois – The Egg Factory, St. Mark’s Road
How could we possibly forget The Eggs Factory? This is the one place that eggs would never have an eggs-istential crisis because they constitute pretty much their whole menu. From burjee pastas to shakshukas and baida rotis, you will find eggs of all stripes here. The Anda Kheema made with minced meat, and the Ménage a trois made with a 3-pepper sauce are legendary meals guaranteed to delight and satisfy.
How to Get There:
Where: 594, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 41154372 | 080 41154375
Timings: Mon Closed | Tue – Sun 9 AM to 10:30 PM
Cost: ₹800 for two people
Where: 610, Diagonally Opposite SBI Bank, 12th Main, Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 49653443
Timings: Mon – Thu & Sun 12 Noon to 11 PM | Fri – Sat 12 Midnight to 1 AM, 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Cost: ₹2,200 for two people (VAT & service charges extra)
Where: Whitefield | Church Street | Koramangala
Contact: Whitefield – 080 40515253 | Church Street – 080 40515253 | Koramangala – 080 40515253
Timings: All Days 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people
Where: Koramangala 5th Block | New BEL Road | St. Marks Road | Vasavi Complex, St. Marks Road
Contact: Koramangala 5th Block – 080 49652818 | New BEL Road – 080 49652789 | St. Marks Road – 080 49652756 | Vasavi Complex, St. Marks Road – 080 45128776
Cost: ₹900 for two people
The Hole in the Wall Café
Where: 4, 8th Main Road, 4th Block, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore
Contact: 080 40949490 | +91 9945602562 (Table Reservation Recommended)
Timings: Mon Closed | Tue – Fri 8 AM to 3 PM, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Sat – Sun 8 AM to 4 PM
Cost: ₹600 for two people
The Egg Factory
Where: St. Marks Road | J P Nagar | Whitefield | New Bel Road | Koramangala 5th Block
Contact: St. Marks Road – 080 42110041 | J P Nagar – 080 40124848 | Whitefield – 080 41289056 | New Bel Road – 080 23415221 | Koramangala 5th Block – 080 40946913
Timings: All Days 8 AM to 11 PM
Cost: ₹650 for two people