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How to make mutabbaq

How to make mutabbaq pinit

If you’re wondering about what is the meaning of mutabbaq or mutabag don’t worry. Mutabbaq is an Arabic word that means folded. This traditional food is known most in Arabic countries and some places in Asia.

What is mutabbaq?

There’s no doubt about it, mutabbaq is one of the most delicious Arabic dishes out there. The dish is made up of thin layers of dough that are filled with a variety of fillings, including meat, vegetables, and cheese. The dough is then fried to perfection and served with a variety of dipping sauces.

If you’re looking to try your hand at making mutabbaq at home, you’ll be happy to know that the dish is actually quite simple to make. The most important part is to make sure that the dough is thin so, that it cooks evenly and doesn’t become too chewy.

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How to make Mutabbaq?

Mutabbaq ingredients

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Minced Meat
  • Tomato (Diced)
  • Cumin (Powder)
  • Black Pepper (Powder)
  • Onions (Leaves Only)

Directions

  • When we want to make mutabbaq basically we divide the work into two parts, dough and meat stuffing. So let’s first prepare the dough. Bring a dough mix and add 1 cup of flour, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp cooking oil, and 1/2 cup of warm water (add gradually). Mix well until you will a get a nice soft dough. If you don’t have a dough mixter you can you use your hands.
  • Second, when you finish the dough, put it in a bowl and cover it for 30 minutes.
  • Third, Let’s prepare the meat stuffing. Bring a bowl, and add 2 eggs, 200 grams of ground meat, 1 small minced tomato, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp black pepper, 3 cup of cut onion leaves, 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well with a spoon.
  • Now, Let’s start making mutabbaq. Bring the dough and divide into about 4 or 5 balls. Take each ball the spread it with a rolling pin. Extra note here, you have to grease the place that you will spread the dough on with oil. Be sure to make the dough thinner as you can.
  • After that, When you finish spreading the dough, add About 3 tbsp of meat stuffing for each. Spread the stuffing a little in the center then fold the dough make it like a square. be sure to cover the stuffing. With this amount you can make 4 – 5 mutabag.
  • Next, Bring a pan or a griddle, add some cooking oil and start frying. Cook each side evenly for About 2 – 3 minutes (for each) on a medium heat.
  • Finally, with this mutabag is ready. You can add some sauce to it this is up to you. Cheers!!!
Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 10 min Total Time 1 hr Servings: 5 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First, bring a dough mix and add flour, salt, cooking oil, and warm water (add gradually). Mix well until you will a get a nice soft dough. 

  2. Second, when you finish the dough, put it in a bowl and cover it for 30 minutes.

  3. Third, bring a bowl, and add 2 eggs, ground meat, 1 small minced tomato, cumin, black pepper, cut onion leaves, and a pinch salt. Mix well with a spoon.

  4. Now, bring the dough and divide into about 4 or 5 balls. Take each ball the spread it with a rolling pin. Extra note here, you have to grease the place that you will spread the dough on with oil. Be sure to make the dough thinner as you can.

  5. After that, When you finish spreading the dough, add About 3 tbsp of meat stuffing for each. Spread the stuffing a little in the center then fold the dough make it like a square. be sure to cover the stuffing. 

  6. Next, Bring a pan or a griddle, add some cooking oil and start frying. Cook each side evenly for About 2 – 3 minutes (for each) on a medium heat.

  7. Finally, with this mutabag is ready. You can add some sauce to it this is up to you. Cheers!!!

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