A plate of Punjabi-style maghaz masala
Region or stateSouth Asia
Associated cuisineBangladesh, Pakistan India,
Main ingredientsCow, goat or sheep brain

Maghaz (Hindi: मग़ज़, Urdu: مغز, Bengali: মগজ[1]), also known as Bheja (Hindi: भेजा, Urdu: بھیجا),[2] is an offal dish, originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Indian cuisine. It is the brain of a cow, goat or sheep served with gravy.

In the Hyderabadi cuisine of India, maghaz masala (bheja fry) is a deep fried goat brain delicacy. Mogoz bhuna is a popular dish in Bangladeshi cuisine, which is cattle or sheep/goat brain sautéed in hot spices.[3] Almonds and pistachios are often added.


  1. ^ Anthropological Survey of India (1964). Bulletin of the Anthropological Survey of India. Director, Anthropological Survey of India, Indian Museum. p. 159. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ Kapoor, Sanjeev (2009). Desi Mutton. Popular Prakashan. p. 46. ISBN 978-81-7991-331-4.
  3. ^ "Food and Eateries of Old Dhaka". Retrieved 12 May 2012.