The brain seems to be an organ that is woefully underutilised in British cuisine. Not many butchers will stock it, although some will provide it on special request. Growing up in Mumbai, Bheja (brain) fry was always a popular item in many restaurants there. The soft, creamy texture goes brilliantly well against the spicy onion masala and creates a wonderful dish that pleases the palate in more ways than one.
My brother and I happened to spy some fresh lamb brains at our local desi butcher’s and immediately, we knew we had to pick it up. And for breakfast today, we had an amazing bheja fry, with it’s awesome aromas and reminders of days gone by.