Saudi Street Food Mutabbaq

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Adjust Servings:
1 Cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Oil
1/2 cup Water
Meat Stuffing
2 Eggs
200g Minced Meat Bioled
1 Tomato (Diced) small
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cumin (Powder)
1 tsp Black Pepper (Powder)
5 Spring Onion Green Parts Only

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Saudi Street Food Mutabbaq


  • Light

A popular Saudi Arabia Hijazi (Hejazi, حجازي) recipe, a quick snack that can be eaten at all the time.

  • 30 min
  • Serves 2
  • Easy


  • Dough

  • Meat Stuffing


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Today we will make famous Saudi Street Food called Mutabbaq (stuffed pancake).

This original recipe of Mutabbaq is close to what we experience at restaurants across Saudi Arabia.

I have changed in a way that I used boiled meat and only green onion leaves.


15 min

Dough Preparation

To start with our Saudi Street Food Mutabbaq; we need following Ingredients

1 Cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Oil
and 1/2 cup lukewarm water
water will be added gradually

Even if you are kneading the dough with a machine or by hand make sure to add water gradually as all water will not be used.

If you are preparing the dough with a machine it will take 3-4 minutes and approx. 9-10 minutes by hand. The prepared dough should be neither hard or soft and it should not be sticky at all.

Now dough is ready, let's put some oil and let it rest for 30 minutes. Resting the dough is very important .

10 min

Meat Stuffing

Now let's prepare the meat stuffing for Mutabbaq
start with 2 eggs
200g boiled minced meat
1 small tomato seedless
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Black pepper
4-5 Spring onion leaves only
let's mix it well
You can use more eggs but it will make the pastry difficult to handle



Now let's prepare the sheet for Mutabbaq filling, spread some oil on the mat, take a small ball and roll with hands and then with a rolling pin.

The muttabaq sheet should be thinner which makes it crunchy we will also make the dough thinner so we can see the surface under it add the meat stuffing in a rectangular shape and fold it from all the side.


Mutabbaq Final Stage

Brush some oil on the pan; now lets put mutabbaq on the pan carefully from the folded side.

Make a small hole using a toothpick to release the steam so it can cook properly during cooking as it will cook from both sides evenly.

Usually, it takes 2-3 minutes each side for filling to cook properly.

Once mutabbaq is ready and the filling is cooked properly inside then cut into pieces and serve with green chillies and lemon.


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