Murtabak Recipe

Murtabak is a stuffed pancake or pan-fried bread commonly found in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. It s a huge roti wrap with Chicken, lamp or meat filling along with eggs. Some of them make the sweet version too. Instead of meat filling , mashed bananas along with sugar and eggs are used for the sweet filling.

Ingredients:
For the dough:
  1. All purpose flour-2cup
  2. Ghee-2tbsp
  3. Warm milk-enough to knead the dough(almost 1cup)
  4. Oil-enough to roll the dough
  5. Salt-to taste
For filling:
  1. Chicken boneless-200g
  2. Onion-1
  3. Ginger, garlic, green chilly chopped-1tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp.
  5. Pepper powder-1tsp
  6. Coriander powder-1/2 tsp.
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Garam masala-1/4tsp
  9. Coriander leaves-few
  10. 2-3 eggs beaten keep separately.
Preparation of dough:

  • Mix flour with salt, ghee.
  • Add warm milk slowly in to it and make a soft dough.
  • Let it rest for 4hours.
Preparation of filling:
  • Cook the chicken in a pressure cooker with salt, turmeric and water for 3 vessels.
  • Mince the chicken in to small pieces.
  • In a pan heat a teaspoon of oil; sauté onion.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chilly chopped; sauté till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add all the powders for masala.
  • Add minced chicken and coriander leaves in to it.
For Murtabak:
  • Divide the dough in to 4 equal balls.
  • Roll it in a oily surface as thin as possible (or flip it with your hands as you do for the paratha).
  • Add portion of beaten egg at the centre of the dough and spread it in to all parts of the dough.
  • Spread a portion of filling on the middle of the dough in a square shape.
  • Now fold one end of the dough and wrap it with other opposite side and seal the edges.
  • Do it for another ends too.
  • Carefully transfer it in to a hot pan with a teaspoon of oil.
  • Cook gently pressing Murtabak over low heat on both side until browned and cooked.
  • Serve hot with tomato Ketchup or Chutney.
Murtabak Recipe Murtabak Recipe Reviewed by Fejna Em on 20:20 Rating: 5
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