Konir Dom (Assamese Style Egg Curry)


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/3 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp mustard oil
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2” piece of cinnamon
  • 1 green cardamom
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Method –

  1. Boil the eggs and the potato
  2. Cut the potato in quarters
  3. Peel the eggs and make about 3-4 marks on the eggs with a sharp knife
  4. Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder on both eggs and potatoes and set aside
  5. Heat mustard oil in a wok
  6. Fry the eggs and potatoes till golden and remove on absorbent paper
  7. In the same oil, add cumin seeds
  8. Add bay leaf, dry red chilli and whole spices
  9. Once they splutter, add the onion
  10. Fry on low heat till light brown
  11. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  12. Mix in the chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in a little water in a bowl
  13. Add this mixture to the pan and cook till the raw smell goes away
  14. Add the chopped tomato and salt and cook till the tomato is mushy
  15. Cook till the oil separates and add the eggs and potatoes
  16. Mix well and pour in 1.5 cups of hot water
  17. Cover and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes
  18. Sprinkle with garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves

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