Muttai (Egg) Podimas is a very easy dish that you can make especially when you have a very limited pantry or running out of time. An egg scramble serves us in multiple ways as you can either have it as a side dish for rice or chappathis or use it as a stuffing in the flat breads to make rolls, that is not only easy to pack but also looks elegant to take in lunch boxes to schools, offices or picnics.
Being strictly brought up as a vegetarian who does not cook or eat eggs, this is one of the first dishes that I learned from my neighbor when I started learning to use eggs in my day to day cooking. Instead of making a scramble with just eggs, pairing it with a vegetable not only increases the volume of the dish to serve a lot of people but also you get to enjoy the goodness of a vegetable as well.
- Instead of using podalangai, you can use capsicum (bell peppers) which will also be perfect for this recipe.
- If you are worried that the egg would not scramble well, break the egg in a bowl and beat it well along with the black pepper powder and then pour it all over the cooked vegetable for even scrambling.
- You can add a few tbsp of milk while beating the egg, as it will keep the soft even after the dish gets cold.
- No matter what veggie you use, make sure that you chop it finely so that it merges well with the egg and also it will give an overall good appearance to your dish.
- I do not like adding tomatoes as it will make the podimas mushy but feel free to add it if you like.