Another mutton delicacy from my brand ambassador of Mutton.Here many believe that its very good for health esp. for kids.I have never had it when I was in Kerala But when I heard so much about it even I thought I will give a try. And once in a while OK YAAR....Its true it has got the most bizarre “brainy ” look . Well, if you can cast away with that weird thought then you get to taste the best dish ever which taste similar to scrambled egg whites with creamy texture.
Lamp brain serves as a good source of protein, vitamins and Minerals. A serving of lamb brain contains 1,736.6 mg of cholesterol, almost 600 percent of the recommended limit of 300 mg per day.
Mutton (Goat or Lamb) brain - 2
Big Onion - 1
Small Onion - 10
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 6 pods
Green chilly -1
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Corriander Powder-1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves (optional) - 4
Salt - for taste
Gingelly Oil – 2 tbsp
Wash brain well in water. Handle it very gently and use it on the day of purchase itself. Its very delicate.While cleaning remove the delicate outer skin to the maximum possible. Ina mixer grind small onions,ginger and garlic and keep aside.
In a Kadai pour 2 tbsp of oil and add onions to it and fry till they turn pink. when done add turmeric powder,coriander powder, red chili powder, one green chilly,salt and saute well. when you add full green chilly it gives less spice.Also add the ground small onions,ginger and garlic and fry.
When the masala gets cooked well add the cleaned brain to it and stir. Let the brain get scrambled. Mutton brain gets cooked in just 2 to 3 minutes and so never cook them for long. Also the best way to identify if the brain has cooked in and out is to see if the pinkish strands disappear, and the brain changes color from pink to white inside. Finally add pepper powder, garam Masala and little gingelly oil and remove from fire.
Mutton brain fry is ready.....The cooked dish is very soft and creamy:)
Recipe Courtesy: Mrs.Latha, Coimbatore.