Rohit ka Bun Anda, famous through word of mouth near Medical College (KGMU) and vicinity, is the place to go to for a midnight hunger pang or an early morning breakfast.
A modest stall, what makes Rohit’s Bun Anda so special is that it is available from 8 in the evening to the wee hours of morning, right before the break of dawn. So every midnight craving can be quenched at this Bun Anda wala’s, who serves not just Bun Anda but also a special Maggi loaded with cheese, Boiled Anda masala, regular Maggi among other thing .
Rohit and his Mom very confidently cater to the regulars, the groups of youngsters, doctors on night duty, the families stepping out of their Audi and the rickshaw-wallahs alike.
Middle of the night, biting cold or sweltering heat, you’ll find the mom and son duo whip out a small slab of butter and slide it off the wrapper onto the tawa, break 2 eggs into a bowl and whisk away, adding substantial onion and green chillies to it. The special masala goes in, some more whisking, followed by a splashing of the anda on the melted butter. While the egg starts to cook, the bun is sliced and put belly down on the pan to give it a crisp gold hue.
Then the bun is placed on the partially cooked omelette and pressed till it sizzles. Once the hiss stops, the bun is turned over and flipped closed. Halved and served for a mouthwatering experience!
Folklore has it that Rohit’s Bun anda is preferred by the ghost of a girl who is visible to the stall owner so they ask “Double Bun anda for the four of you?” when there are only three people evidently standing there!!
SINGLE OR DOUBLE?
The double is their specialty, loaded with two eggs, while the single has one. The rest of the ingredients remain the same. We do prefer the double!
Have it sizzling hot at the vendor’s, or pack it and get it home. Have it at dinner time, as a midnight snack or a very early breakfast, have it single or double. Have it made by Rohit or Mom!
Location: Near King George’s Medical University, Shah Meena Road, Chowk, Lucknow
TAHIRA SAAD RIZVI
Tahira knows the by lanes of old Lucknow better than most people. A mother of two, she has dabbled in writing as a freelance newspaper contributor, a scribbler, a blogger, and an honest opinion expresser.
Tahira has taken up voluntary roles in cultural organisations in Lucknow from time to time, and is an educationist by profession.