Mutabbaq or Martabak

Mutabbaq or Martabak is a Saudi traditional street food. Its 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. I have given Indian touch to them 🙂 Its best for breakfsts, lunch box , snack time as well ifthar.

Traditionally this dish is prepared by kneading dough using all purpose flour, then cooking minced meat, cool them and add egg , then fill in the thinly spread bread and cook on a pan. Will post this traditional method too, next time.

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.

Note: You can prepare the mutabbaq sheets by kneading all purpose flour, salt and oil to form a soft dough. Then roll thin breads of this dough like chapati and place the filling in middle, fold the sides to form a square shape.

Take a mutabbaq/ or spring roll sheet. place the egg 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 🙂