Place of origin
|India, Pakistan, Bangladesh|
Region or state
|Cow, goat or sheep brain|
Magaj or Maghaz (Urdu/Punjabi/Sindhi: مغز Bengali: মগজ; literally meaning brain) is an offal dish common in Pakistani, Bangladeshi cuisine, and Indian Muslim cuisine. It is the brain of a cow, goat or sheep served with gravy.
In Hyderabadi cuisine, Maghaz Masala (Beja Fry) is a deep fried goat's brain's delicacy. Maghaz Bhuna is a popular dish in Bangladeshi cuisine, which is cattle or sheep/goat brain sautéed in hot spices. Almonds and Pistacchios are often added. Magaj is also the name for an Indian sweet made with chick pea flour.
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- "Magaj". Indobase.com. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
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