Wednesday, January 25, 2012


If this is the first time you heard about murtabak, here an explanation by Wikipedia :-

Martabak or murtabak, also mutabbaq, (Arabic: مطبق‎) is a stuffed pancake or pan-fried bread which is commonly found in Saudi Arabia (especially the Hejaz region), Yemen, Indonesia, Malaysia,Thailand, Singapore, and Brunei. Depending on the location, the name and ingredients can significantly vary. The name mutabbaq (or sometimes mutabbag) in Arabic means "folded".

In Malaysia, where it is called "Murtabak", it is sold by Mamak salesmen, and usually includes minced mutton, along with garlic, egg and onion, and is eaten withcurry sauce. Murtabak also usually includes mutton in Yemen. In Indonesia, particularly Jakarta, it is called "martabak", and has two versions: a sweet one, and a savory one. Vegetarian murtabaks exist, too, and can be found around Singapore's "Little India" neighborhood, among other places.

This is my breakfast today, yesterday I made some roti canai, I reserved some of the dough for this murtabak. I made the beef fillings and onion relish , somehow a "copycat" recipe from the Mamak Restuarant. The best murtabak I've eaten was the Singapore Murtabak and of course Penang Hameediah Murtabak. Really yummy. Not many like to make murtabak at home..since the mamak made the best murtabak it is usually more convenient to have it outside. It's quite taxing preparing the dough and inserting the filling inside the murtabak. Since I am an amateur cook I don't it the mamak's way I did it my way..I fried the fillings first, inserted the filling into the spread dough, parcel it up and fry..ha...ha...some cheating in action..anyhow the results turned out the same.!!!

Best serve with onions or cucumber relish.

Berpeluh dibuatnya...cuba hendak buat cara mamak tetapi tak jadi..aleh-aleh saya goreng dulu intinya baru balut dengan doh roti canai dan goreng...ha...ha..jadi juga....kita amateur cook susah dan buat macam mamak. ditebarkan doh atas kuali kemudian diletakkan inti baru dilipat..semua atas kuali....kalau saya buat cara ini memang tak nampak rupa murtabak......Apa pun ini menu pagi tadi...semalam buat roti canai..larikan sedikit dohnya untuk buat murtabak ini...inti buat petang semalam pagi tadi baru proses rotinya. memang seksa!!!!tapi sedap...membuat berpeluh..makan pun berpeluh...berpeluh sedap.  Best Murtabak tentunya Murtabak Singapore dan Penang, favourite saya ialah Hameedia Restuarant di Penang Road Penang. Resturant ini dah beroperasi berpuluh tahun...kalau hendak murtabak di sanalah saya pergi..memang sedap.

Selamat Menjamu Selera dengan Murtabak Patyskitchen

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Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

Tabik la kak...rajin sungguh.Kita buat murtabak guna kulit roti pratha je...

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam Puan Rose..kebetulan ada bahan

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