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Friday, 9 August 2013

Amazing Arab Street Food! - How to make Martabak (Mutabak)

Amazing Arab Street Food! - How to make Martabak (Mutabak) 

Mutabak or Martabak is a street food which originated in southern Saudi Arabia and Yemen and its name in Arabic (مطبق)means “folded.” It spread to Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Brunei, where it is even more popular than in Arabia and has many variations, including a sweet and a savory version.

The matabak that is found on the streets of Sana’a is usually and egg or cheese version, but you can add a variety of fillings. For this recipe, the cook added ground meat.

Ingredients
Dough
3 cups bread flour
¾ cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
Extra oil
Filling
½ onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ lb. ground meat
½ tomato, finely diced
Pinch of spices- I added cumin, coriander, ground black pepper, ground red chili powder
1 cup finely chopped leek (or green onion)
4 eggs
Salt to taste – about a ½ tsp.
A couple tablespoons of white cheese – I used 2 triangle cheeses but you could experiment with other cheeses as well – OPTIONAL

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