Mini Murtabak

My mini murtabak

Hello hello hello…. how’s everyone out there? Hope you are well and happy!

It seems to be the season of sales here in Kuwait, everywhere you look there are hoardings announcing ongoing sales and newspaper pages are loaded with advertisements of sales here and there. It looks like many businesses in the country are vying with one another to offer the best prices to lure customers during the year-end holiday season.

Have you been to the Avenues (Kuwait’s largest mall) lately? Well, we were there last weekend and I tell you… I can’t believe  it… reductions are up to 50% -75% on Autumn/Winter fashion, Accessories, Furniture and other items. For customers, this is possibly the best time to buy as usually end-of-year sales are genuinely lower priced than at any other time during the year. Don’t you love this season? Because I definitely do!

Okay… back to our recipe for today; Mini Murtabak. This is one of our favourite snack especially during Ramadhan. In this recipe I used the spring roll pastry simply because it is easy and the end result is still taste  just like the real murtabak at Pasar Malam in Malaysia. Enjoy!

For the filling 🙂

  • 450 g mince meat
  • 4 cloves garlic- minced
  • 1 yellow onion- diced
  • 2 tbsp kurma powder(rempah kurma) + 3 tbsp water to form a paste
  • 1 potato – diced
  • sugar and salt to taste

For  dipping 🙂

  • 1 red onion – sliced thinly
  • 5 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar (add more if you like it sweet)
  • pinch of salt

For assembling 🙂

  • 3 eggs
  • Spring rolls pastry


Dipping : Mix everything in the bowl , taste and place it in the fridge at least 2 -3 hours before serving.

Filling :- Saute the garlic and onion till fragrant. Add the kurma paste and cook for few minutes. Add the mince meat, diced potato and a little bit of water. Add sugar and salt to taste. Cooked till the meat is cooked and the potato soften. Set aside to cool. Divide the filling into 3 equal portions.

How to Assemble:

  1. Heat up a frying pan and pour about 1 tbsp of oil.
  2. Take one portion of the filling and mix well with one egg.
  3. Take a piece of spring roll pastry and place about 1 1/2 tsp of filling mixture, fold into a rectangular shape and place it into the frying pan. Repeat the whole process.
  4. Cook the murtabak using slow fire till brown on both side. Serve with the dipping.

Favourite menu for Iftar

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