Martabak or Mutabbaq (Arabic: مطبق) is a dish 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".
Murtabak originated in India, during the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526). Through traders, murtabak has been brought to numerous countries in Muslim Southeast Asia during the reign of the Delhi Sultanate, and has continued to be a popular meal in many of these nations.
Martabak telur, or egg martabak, is a crepe-like dish which mainly comprises vegetables. It also includes chicken or duck egg for the batter - up to six eggs for a large one.Martabak telur is made by spinning pastry until very thin, like filo pastry, then shallow-frying it in a custom made flattened heavy wok. The ingredients are added, then the pastry is wrapped around the ingredients to make a parcel. Usually, it is cut into squares afterwards for consumption. It is often eaten with slices of cucumberand a dark brown sauce made of vinegar and palm sugar.
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Here in Indonesia, martabak is one of the most popular street foods …. You can almost find it through out the country. In Jakarta it self, near my house you can find 3 martabak sellers in only 15 meter radius.
I have to admit that I cheating on this recipe coz I use the kulit lumpia pastry I bought at traditional market, instead of making it my self. But hey, it tastes the same. Beside there is no way I going to do the acrobatic action of “spinning the martabak pastry, the down side is that my martabak is smaller than the original. But size doesn’t matter on this one … beside the big martabak will be cut also …
But if you want the martabak to be bigger I suggest you make the “real” martabak pastry or for the cheating way you can join 2-4 the kulit lumpia pastry with some water & flour mixture. For me, I like the small one.
10 Kulit lumpia pastry
2 table spoon of salad oil
200 gram minced beef
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 cup diced spring anion
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon curry powder
Heat oil, stir fried the chopped shallot till it become fragrance. Add minced beef & curry powder; cook thoroughly till the beef looks dry. Whisk eggs; add salt, diced spring anion, & the beef.
Take 1 kulit lumpia pastry, add filling, fold like envelope than fried in hot oil till golden brown.