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Brain Masala Recipe (maghaz)


  • 2 Cow Brains or 4 Sheep Brains
  • 4 medium Onion (peeled & finely chopped)
  • 4 Green Chillies (Hari Mirch) (chopped)
  • 2 Lemons (Nimbu)
  • ½ tbsp. of Red Chilli Powder (Pisi Lal Mirch)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. of Coriander Powder (Pisa Dhania)
  • 1 tsp. of Garam Masala
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp. of Ginger Paste (Pisi Adrak)
  • 1 tsp. of Garlic Paste (Pisa Lasan)
  • ½ cup of Plain Yogurt
  • 1 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 small piece of Ginger (Adrak) (finely chopped lengthways)
  • A bunch of Fresh Coriander/Cilantro Leaves (Hara Dhania) (chopped)


  • Wash the brain thoroughly and boil in water.
  • After boiling remove the brain from the water and remove any membrane and nerves carefully.
  • Cut brain into small pieces.
  • Heat cooking oil in a pot or karai and fry the sliced onion until they are golden brown.
  • Remove half of the onions and set aside.
  • To the onion in the pan, add the spices, ginger paste, garlic paste, plain yogurt , green chillies and salt.
  • Fry well for about 10 minutes by adding a little water if needed.
  • Add the brain and holding the pan by the handles, gently shake the pan to mix.
  • Do not stir with a spoon.
  • When the oil separates, sprinkle with chopped coriander, lemon juice, finely chopped ginger and the remaining brown onion.
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