Mutabbaq or Martabak

Mutabbaq or Martabak is a Saudi traditional street food. Its a very simple & easy recipe . Its kind of Indian stuffed bread. My recipe has a twist. I used the store bought mutabbaq leaves and filling recipe is not traditional. You can use spring roll sheets too.  Its best for breakfasts, lunch box , snack time as well as ifthar.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 20 minutes

Ingredients :

  • Chicken – 500 gms, boneless , minced
  • Onion – 2 large. finely chopped
  • Carrots, beans – 1/2 cup, finely chopped ( optional)
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 th teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves – few, finely chopped
  • Eggs – 3
  • Salt – to taste
  • Mutabbaq leaves/ spring roll leaves – 8
  • Butter – 4 tablespoon
  • All purpose flour – 2 tablespoon ( to make glue)

Method :

  • Heat a pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil, add finely chopped onion and saute till soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste. Saute till raw smell goes. then add veggies (optional), minced chicken, salt, pepper, garam masala powder, turmeric and saute well.
  • Close the lid and cook chicken till done. Do not add water, as chicken leaves its moisture. Switch off the flame.
  • Let the masala cool down and keep aside. ( Make sure its completely cooled down)


Note : If you already have any samosa masala filling , then can use it instead of preparing the above filling.

  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, add little salt, pepper, coriander leaves, cooled chicken masala and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, add little water to all purpose flour and mix well to form a thick lump free paste just like how you do for samosa.
  • Take a mutabbaq/ or spring roll sheet. place the egg n chicken mix on the sheet in square shape.
  • Apply the all purpose flour paste on the all the sides . place another sheet on them and press it on the sides.
  • Grease some butter on the heated pan, cook the mutabbaq on both sides till light brown.
  • Cut them into smaller squares.
  • Chicken mutabbaq is ready to serve. You can prepare the filling with any meat.

We have a collection of other Ifthar snacks . Try these delicious recipes and enjoy with family 🙂

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