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Mutabbaq (Arabian Stuffed Bread/Arabic Paratha)

Mutabbaq (Arabian Stuffed Bread/Arabic Paratha)
Prep Time
40 Mins
Cook Time

20 - 25 Mins

4 - 5
Mutabbaq or Murtabak is a stuffed Arabic bread, also known as "Fatatari" in some parts of Middle East. Murtabak originated in Sub-Continent by Turks during the rule of Sultan Qutb-ud-din-Aibak, a Turkish descendant. For murtabak, mince and egg is stuffed in rolledout dough, wrapped and fried.
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  • For Dough:
  • All purpose flour 2 cups
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Milk as required
  • For Frying:
  • Egg 1 for each murtabak
  • Tomatoes (chopped) as required
  • Allspice powder as required
  • Spring onion (finely chopped) as required
  • For Mince:
  • Mince 250 gm
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Ginger and garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Chinese salt 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves as required
  • Mint leaves as required
  • Green chillies as required

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Cooking Directions

  1. For Mince: Heat oil and add mince, salt, Chinese salt, black pepper, ginger and garlic paste.

  2. Then cook until water dries.

  3. Sprinkle coriander leaves, mint and green chillies.

  4. For Dough: Kneed flour with milk until the dough is smooth, divide into 30 equal balls.

  5. Apply oil on top and leave aside for 15 minutes.

  6. Apply oil on a marble top or a smooth surface and rollout one ball of the dough.

  7. For Frying: Spread prepared mince, sprinkle allspice, chopped tomatoes and spring onions.

  8. Break an egg on top and fold sides so that a square is formed.

  9. Fry on medium heat till golden on both sides.

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Comments posted by users for Mutabbaq (Arabian Stuffed Bread/Arabic Paratha) recipe:

  1. I have eaten this a lot here in Saudi where i am living and it's extremely tasty. But it looks different from the pic given above.

    on Dec 4 2012 10:02AM Report Abuse SURAIYA
  2. good taste... best for ramadan month...

    on Oct 9 2012 11:01AM Report Abuse ALIKHAN79
  3. It was a wonderful new taste to my taste buds. I truly loved it . Thank you

    on Jun 10 2012 1:54AM Report Abuse SALIMAH

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