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An Arabian snack with layers of spicy meat filling and eggs

Recipe by Hina Shahed of London, GB

A mouth watering Arabian snack having many layers of spicy meat filling along with eggs wrapped in a juicy pastry covering.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 cups maida
    • ½ Cup ghee
    • 2 tbsp Fresh green coriander
    • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 beaten Egg for each dough sheet
    • ½ Cup water
    • Salt to taste

    For Meat Filling:

    • ½ cup meat mince
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 1 Onion, finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, finely minced
    • 2 tsp red chilli powder
    • 2 tsp dhanya powder
    • 2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
    • 2 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice



    To Prepare Meat Filling:

    1. Take a saucepan and heat oil.
    2. Add chopped onion, salt, ginger, red chilli, dhanya powder and turmeric powder,
    3. Stir-fry for about 1 to 2 minutes, add meat mince.
    4. Saute with a spatula, cover and cook meat until well browned.
    5. Add lemon juice, coriander and green chillies, stir to mix well with meat, promptly remove from the flame.

    To Prepare Mutabbaq:

    1. Sieve flour and salt into a bowl.
    2. Mix ghee, add water gradually and knead till the dough is smooth.
    3. Let the dough rest for around 2 to 3 hrs to soften.
    4. Make small balls from the dough, oil the work top with ghee and work each ball into a very thin sheet.
    5. First flatten with oiled palms, dust with some maida and then thin it by pulling the edges with a rolling pin.
    6. Grease the dough sheet with 1 tsp ghee and fold in edges, shape it into a square.
    7. Now sprinkle a little flour and roll out into a paper-thin rectangular sheet.
    8. Preheat a pan, pour a spoonful of oil.
    9. Pour one beaten egg in the middle of the rectangular sheet and carefully spread it on the sheet.
    10. Sprinkle some chopped onions and finely chopped coriander .
    11. Spoon about 2 tbsp curried meat filling evenly.
    12. Quickly lift the mutabbaq, using both hands, onto the preheated pan.
    13. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes pouring hot oil with a spoon around the sides until golden brown.
    14. Lift Mutabbaq up, and cook the other side until brown.
    15. Cut it into pieces as desired.
    16. Serve hot with tomato sauce.



    excellent.u have more patience and concentration.

    Hina Shahed

    This is the simplest version for trying at home.... because other versions require multiple layers and lengthy procedure for making the filling and dough... the way its made in the cafes!


    although I voted for u but I'd like an easier version plz.