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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Martabak Tahu // Soybean Curd In Folded Pastry

According to Wikipedia Martabak, or Murtabak, is an Indian Muslim (Mamak) dish commonly found in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Yemen where it is called Motabbag (Arabic: المطبّق) which means "The Folded" so the name could be of Arabic origin. It is made from a thin dough filled with minced meat, usually mutton, and fried on a griddle until it turns golden brown. The fillings also include garlic, egg and onion. Martabak is served with slices of cucumber and onion, and a bowl of curry sauce. In Indonesia, Martabak also tends to be served with some kind of dark brown sauce made of vinegar and palm sugar.

4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
250 gr minced or ground beef
1 medium-sized onion, halved and sliced
2 Tbls. chopped Chinese celery leaves
1 Tbls. curry powder
2-3 eggs
1/2 kg tofu (firm soybean curd), flatten
1 stalk green onion, finely sliced
Salt, white pepper, broth powder to taste
20-30 spring roll sheets

There are two ways to make the filling. Either you cook the ingredients first before folded or you can also saute the filling then folded into the spring roll sheet.

To make the filling:
1st way:
1. In a large bowl put all ingredients together. Season with pepper, salt and broth powder.
2. Fold in the eggs and mix all thoroughly.
3. Take 1 tablespoon filling, put it at the center of spring roll sheet, then folded like an envelope, or rolls to taste.
4. Deep fry over medium heat. Remove & drain.

2nd way:
1. Heat oil, saute onion and garlic until fragrant fine.
2. Enter the ground meat, stir until meat changes color.
3. Add the curry powder and pepper, pour 1 / 2 cup water / broth.
4. Cook until the spices to infuse.
5. Add the tofu, green onion and green pepper slices and stir well.
6. After all ingredients cooked, turn off heat, set aside.
7. Put the eggs in to the filling, mix thoroughly.
8. Take 1 tablespoon of egg mixture at the center of spring roll sheet, then folded like an envelope, or rolls to taste.
9. Fry over medium heat until the sheet golden brown. Remove and drain.

Serve with tomato sauce or chili sauce
or soy sauce & pickles.

1 comment:

Pecados da mesa said...

Hummmmmm que delicia!
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