A common street food item in India, bread omelette is a simple breakfast sandwich. Vendors sell it to hungry customers waiting in long queues at their stalls. Bread omelette is a great example of taking simple ingredients and transforming them into something delicious. It is a salty and spicy take on the otherwise sweet French toast. In Mumbai, bread omelette is called omelette pav. Mumbaikars consider it a legacy of Portuguese rule from the 16th century. Even pav is derived from the Portuguese word pão. The major contribution of the Portuguese to bread omelette is the use of chillies. When paired with masala chai, the dish makes a comforting and filling breakfast.