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Saudi Street Food Mutabbaq

Been to Saudi Arabia and tried famous Saudi Street food Mutabbaq? Oh Yes, what a wonderful and delicious treat it is. This super easy and crunchy recipe of Mutabbaq is close to what you have experienced in Saudi Arabia. Crunchy, fluffy and served with lemon and chillies, it will take you to the trip to Saudi Arab and its memories. treat yourself with care while staying at home with delicious lockdown recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Arabian
Servings 2
Calories 631 kcal



  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g Minced Meat
  • 1 Tomato Diced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 5 Spring Onions



  • To start with our Saudi Street Food Mutabbaq; we need the following Ingredients
    1 cup Flour
    1 tsp Salt
    1 tbsp Oil
    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 nor soft and it should not be sticky at all.
  • Now the dough is ready, let's put some oil and let it rest for 30 minutes. Resting the dough is very important.


  • 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.


  • 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.



Calories: 631kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 30gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 235mgSodium: 2466mgPotassium: 644mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1049IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 7mg
Keyword Murtabak, Mutabak, Mutabbaq
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