Sunday, June 17, 2007

Martabak / Meat Pancake

I used to buy Martabak from the food vendor in Indonesia, I made this with my sister yesterday, it taste like we bought from the food vendor, crispy at the out side, inside the meat filling so yummy, do try the recipe. I posted the recipes below. I also made the video how to make this martabak, I am still figured it out how to put in this blog


WokandSpoon said...

That really looks like it came out well!!

Everything4sweets said...

Thank you for your nice comment :)

Lia said...

i owe to have some, this my fav snack :)

Everything4sweets said...

Lia, thanks for dropping by :)

Everything4sweets said...


Nara-Saz said...

Do you have a video..? Would you be able to email it to me at I have a cooking blog " and would love to try this with your method. I tried making it today and it came out nice and flaky but not as thick as yours.. Would love some tips.. My husband ate them in Makkah and wants me to replicate it :)

Everything4sweets said...

Yhank you for your nice comment Nara, I found on youtube how to make martabak

For the skin,

Just add water to the all purpose flour till elastic,so you can form a tennis ball , than you soak the dough in oil for 1 hour, hope this help.

Everything4sweets said...

Here is the recipe Nara

Pancake Ingredients:

250 gr high gluten flour ( Bread flour)

135 ml water, 50 ml vegetable oil

1 tsp salt

Pancake Methods:

Mix flour with water and oil together untill you can form a big ball, divide the ball to 5 small ball, soaked all the ball covered in oil for 30 minutes or 1 hour. Press the small ball till become very thin like paper ( transparent).

Filling ingredients:

500 gr ground beef

1 onion slice thinly

4 cloves of garlic slice thinly

3 tbs ghee

2 tbs Garam masala /" Gule " ( indonesian paste) paste

5 or 6 large eggs

20 chop spring onions/green onion

1 tsp salt

Posted by PicasaMethod for filling:

Beat the egg with fork put the chop spring onions into it and a little bit of salt, put beaten egg a side. Fry the onion and garlic with ghee till fragrant, put the ground beef and garam masala or Gule paste, cook it untill done, leave it to cool. When it cool mix it with egg and chop spring onions. This is the filling ingredients for the Martabak.

How to assemble the martabak:

After you made the thinly pancake, put the transparent pancake on the medium heat oil ( about 20 tbs oil) ,then put filling close the pancake like enveloped, fried it untill yellow ,done.

You can eat it with Acar ( pickle)

How to make Acar/ pickle:

1 cucumber dice (1 cm x 1 cm)

2 carrot dice (1/2 cm x 1/2 cm)

4 small red onion dice

4 whole bird eyed chillies

Soaked all the ingredients marinated in vinegar, granulated sugar,and water for 1/ 2 days untill ready to use.