goat brain recipe | aatu moolai masala
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Serves: 2
Base ingredient:
  • Goat brain - 1
To temper:
  • Gingelly oil / Nallennai - 1 or 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
To grind:
  • Coconut strips - 3
  • Small onions - 2(big sized) or 4(very small)
  • Cinnamon / pattai - ½ inch
  • Clove / krambu - 1
  • Cumin seeds / jeeragam - ¼ tsp
  • Aniseed / sombu - ¼ tsp
  • Peppercorns / milagu - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder - ½ tsp
  • Chilli powder - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ⅛ tsp
  • Rock salt - ¼ tsp heaped
  • Water - 2-3 tbsp
  1. Handle goat brain with much care as it will be so tender. Wash it gently with water. To remove the red veins, just pull out a visible red vein using finger tips.
  2. Pull slowly. The red veins along with white transparent layer comes out. Remove them all over the brain. Wash the brain gently with turmeric mixed water.
  3. Rinse it again with clean water and keep it aside in a dry plate. Take the items to grind (4 small onions, 3 coconut strips, ½ inch cinnamon, 1 clove, ¼ tsp jeera, ¼ tsp sombu, ¼ tsp pepper, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp chilli powder, ⅛ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp heaped rock salt).
  4. Grind all items in mixie. Then add 2-3 tbsp water to it.
  5. Grind again to paste. In a pan, add 1 to 2 tbsp gingelly oil/nallennai . Once hot, add few curry leaves. Then add the ground masala to it.
  6. In low flame, saute for 3 mins until masala color changes to slightly dark.
  7. Add ¼ cup water and again saute for 5 mins in low flame until raw smell leaves. It should not be dry but slightly oil should start to ooze out.
  8. Add goat brain. Do not saute. Gently mix with masala and then using ladle, cut into big pieces.
  9. Cook in sim for 7 to 10 mins. Turn brain chunks to the other side using ladle, now and then. Switch off once oil oozes out.
1.As per your spice level, increase or decrease pepper and chilli powder.
2.From start to end, let the stove be in sim.
3.Lastly garnish with coriander leaves, if desired.
Recipe by My Healthy Kiddo at https://www.myhealthykiddo.com/goat-brain-recipe/