Beef Brain Curry (Gulai Otak) Recipe

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Servings: 6


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  • 1 lb beef brains
  • 1/4 c. thinly-sliced onion
  • 2 x garlic cloves sliced thin
  • 1 x green warm chili sliced open, and seeds removed
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut or possibly corn oil
  • 2 tsp curry pwdr
  • 3/4 c. coconut lowfat milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 x salam leaves
  • 2 piece jeruk purut (or possibly a 2" square of lemon peel)
  • 1 tsp tamarind dissolved in
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 x green sweet bell pepper sliced long strips


  1. Steam the brains in a Chinese-style steamer over warm water for ten min. Drain and cold. Cut into 8 to 10 slices, and set aside.
  2. Fry the onion, garlic and the whole chili in the oil for two min. Add in the curry pwdr, and stir well. Then add in the coconut lowfat milk, salt, sugar, salam, jeruk purut and tamarind liquid, and stir for two min to blend the flavors.
  3. Now add in the brain slices and the sweet pepper strips. Cook, basting frequently, for ten min, or possibly till the sauce has thickened.
  4. This recipe yields 6 servings, with other dishes.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 85g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 123  
Calories from Fat 77 63%
Total Fat 8.66g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.23g 13%
Trans Fat 0.36g  
Cholesterol 1775mg 592%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Potassium 244mg 7%
Total Carbs 4.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 1.99g 1%
Protein 7.2g 12%
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