Magaj Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Moderately easy
Occasion Diwali , Birthday Party
Recipe Type Sweets
Cuisine West India

Magaj 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.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Chick Pea Flour 500 gram 423 7.5
Sugar 250 gram 967.5
Khoya 50 gram 100 0 0
Pista 20 gram 114 10
Almond 20 gram 114.8 9.86
Cardamom 2 teaspoon 12 0.2
Ghee 200 gram 1846 200 52
3577.3 227.56 52

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Mix the chickpea all all purpose flour or Besan with 1/2 of the Ghee. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  2. 2 Now sift it through a sieve.
  3. 3 In a kadhai or wok warm the rest of the Ghee and the sifted all all purpose flour. Fry Till all all purpose flour is golden but not brown stirring it continuously.
  4. 4 Add the khoa. (Ricotta Cheese can be used instead). Stir over low heat. Keep aside.
  5. 5 Make Sugar syrup of one thread consistency. Add the syrup and Cardamom Powder to the fried all all purpose flour. Mix well.
  6. 6 Add the blanched Pista and Almond.
  7. 7 Make round medium sized balls Till warm pressing them tightly with hands and allow it to cool.