Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mutabbaq recipe

Murtabak originated in Yemen, which has sizable Indian population; through Indian
 traders it has spread back to their home countries, to India and Southeast Asia. 
The word mutabbaq in Arabic means "folded". The Murtabak is one of the most 
popular street foods and is also known as "Martabak".

Get more easy recipe here @ 
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time :30 mins
Serves 6-10


  • 200gm keema ( Mutton mince/ Chicken mince)
  • 3 Egg
  • 2 Onion 
  • 20 Garlic pods-
  • 5-10 Green chillies
  • 1 cup Spring onions green
  • 1 cup Mint & Coriander leaves
  • oil/butter as required
  • salt to taste
  • 10 Wrapping sheets (Romali roti/ Spring roll sheet/ Maida roti)
  • cheese/ mayonnaise/ garlic sauce/ hummus

Video for Mutabbaq recipe


Heat 2 tbsp oil/butter, then add garlic, green chillies & onions
sautey for 10 mins on medium heat, till the onions turn pink

Add keema, corriander/ mint leaves, salt & pepper.
Cover & cook till the keema is complety done

chicken mince takes around 15 mins, Mutton mince might take upto 45 min

Turn off the flame, and let the keema cool down for 10-15mins.
Break in some eggs, throw in spring onions and MIX..

we dont want the eggs to be cooked, it should be raw, or else the keema mixture will leak out of the mutabbaq

Now take the romali roti, and if you want you can place some cheese, garlic sauce, hummus, mayyonise, etc.. watever your kids like. This is completely optional step. Originally mutabaqq is made only with the keema filling.

i am using thin home made roti instead of readymade romali roti or sheets.
If you are making it, make sure you roll out very thin, kinda tranlucent roti and cook it for few seconds before using.

Put some keema-egg mix and fold the roti into square shape, as shown below.
Note: if you wanna deep fry, then make sure you complety seal all the edges with some egg or slurry

Shallow fry the Mutabbaq with butter on Medium-low heat

Mutabbaq lahem is ready, serve it with garlic sauce or hummus


Unknown said...

very tasty recipe will definitely try. jazaakallah khair

Sabiha Banu said...

Very nice and tasty and healthy recipe

Sayem,Bangladesh, 8801817049332 said...

What is the price of Mutabbaq in ksa?

Unknown said...

We In Surat and Randair (Guajart) call it Kheema Baida Paratha. Ingredients are same and either All purpose flour or
Regular flour Warq is made. Thank you gave nice information.

karina_yem said...

what did you put on the thin dough- the square one? Thankyou

Asma said...

That's cheese slice,
Any spread is totally optional.

Sana Siddique said...

My go to recipe, especially in ramadan!!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. It's a family fav now.

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