SERVINGS: Makes 5 (25cm by 25 cm breads)
Mutabbaq (in Arabic, means 'folded') is a Middle Eastern flatbread cooked on a stove. The bread dough is rolled and filled with spiced minced meat/egg mixture before being folded and then pan-fried. It can be served as an appetizer or a snack or part of a meal.
5- 10 eggs (1-2 eggs per bread)
5-10 spring roll pastry (Defrosted)(1-2 spring roll pastry per bread) (optional)
FOR THE DOUGH
3 cups All purpose flour (~ 490g)
¾ cup water (or can be substituted with milk)
1-2 tbs oil
1 tsp salt
FOR THE MINCED MEAT (different according to regions/country/personal preference).
1kg minced meat (any kind of minced meat: lamb,beef,chicken)
1 tsp salt
3-4 onions (about 300g chopped onions) more or less if you like
3cm cube ginger
3-4 cloves garlic
SPICES : ½ tsp ground cumin, ½ tsp ground coriander seeds, ½ tsp garam masala, ¼ tsp ground black pepper, ¼ tsp chilli (And/Or any other spice that you like!)
OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR THE MEAT :
½ -1 tomato
½ -1 cup coriander leaves
1-2 green chillies
Oil for frying and 'rolling' the dough
HOW TO COOK MUTABBAQ
FOR THE DOUGH:
PREPARATION & COOKING THE MINCED MEAT.
(P/S: Due to regional variations and personal preference: Cook your minced meat,adding whatever ingredient as you like! The only rule is that the meat is 'dry' when fully cooked).
This is how we prepared and cooked ours:
HOW TO ASSEMBLE AND COOKING THE MUTABBAQ
More information & tips
1) Mutabbaq is usually sold as street food in different countries like Saudi Arabia, Yemen, East Africa, Indonesia,Malaysia,Thailand,Singapore, India etc. They can also be named differently but REMEMBER THE COOKING METHOD IS THE SAME FOR ALL MUTABBAK, the difference comes in the ingredients according to the regions/countries or just simply due to personal preference.
2) Remember the dough ratio for flour to water is 1:¼ (cups).
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