Murtabak Recipe

Murtabak Recipe

Martabak is a popular appetizer usually served with slices of cucumber, onion, and curry sauce. Learn how to make/prepare Motabbag by following this easy recipe.
Murtabak Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.8 / 10 (6 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 10 oz All purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup ghee
  • 2-3 Fresh green Serrano
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Egg for each dough sheet
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • Salt to taste

    For Meat Filling:
  • 1 lb Ground lamb or beef
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 2-1/2 tbsp Meat curry powder
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh mint, finely chopped
How to make Murtabak:
  • To Prepare Meat Filling:
  • Take a wok or saucepan and heat ghee.
  • Add chopped onion, ginger, and meat curry powder,
  • Stir-fry for about 1 to2 minutes, add ground meat.
  • Stir with spatula and break up meat so that there will be no clumps, cook until well browned.
  • Add cilantro and mint, stir to mix well with meat, promptly remove from the flame.
  • Let it cool fully.

    To Prepare Murtabak:
  • Sieve flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Mix ghee, add water gradually and knead till the dough is smooth.
  • Let the dough rest for about 2 to 3 hrs to soften.
  • Make small balls from the dough, oil the work top with ghee and work each ball into a very thin sheet.
  • First flatten with oiled palms, now thin it again by pulling the edges.
  • Sprinkle the dough sheet with 1 tsp ghee and fold in edges, shape it into a square.
  • Now sprinkle a little flour and roll out into a paper-thin rectangular sheet.
  • Preheat the griddle or pan, grease it well with ghee.
  • Break one egg in the middle of the rectangular sheet and carefully spread the egg over the middle portion of it.
  • Sprinkle some chopped onions and finely sliced green Serrano.
  • Spoon about 2 tbsp curried meat filling evenly and fold in the four into a fine square.
  • Quickly lift the murtabak, using both hands, onto a preheated griddle.
  • Cook for about 2 to 3 minutess until golden brown.
  • Lift Murtabak up, grease the griddle with ghee, and cook the other side until brown.
  • Cut it into 2 or 4 pieces.
  • Serve hot or cold.

Reviews and Ratings:
nursyafiqah amalina posted 22/08/2010
I think it's good because, from here I can learn about the recipes. Actually, I dislikes murtabak, but I have to like it because my beloved boyfriend Afiq likes to eat it. So, thank you so much for this recipe.
Ellyvia posted 22/07/2008
i like murtabak very much....