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Savoury Murtabak

Savoury Murtabak

If you've not heard of Murtabak before, let us be your guide to this delicious mince stuffed dough. Our plant-based version of this savoury stuffed pancake is simple, filling and makes the perfect share plate.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 2



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup water


  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • ½ small brown onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 vEEF® Mince, defrosted
  • 1/4 coriander bunch, chopped


  • fresh mint, to taste
  • fresh coriander, to taste
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • mango chutney, to taste


Pastry Dough

  • In a bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Add oil, yeast and water. Mix and combine ingredients well.
  • Work the dough until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Split dough into 2 portions.


  • Saute the onion, garlic, chilli and ginger until translucent. Add the curry paste and vEEF® Mince. Break the mince apart and sear until golden brown.
  • Add finely chopped coriander and cook for another minute.
  • Place filling in fridge to chill.


  • In a large pan, heat some oil and add one portion of the pastry dough and cook for one minute.
  • Place half of the mince filling in the middle and fold over four sides to form a square parcel. Use a spatula to press gently and flatten the murtabak.
  • Allow the murtabak parcel to cook about 2 minutes until golden and crispy. Flip and repeat for other side.
  • Repeat process for remaining murtabak portion.
  • Once ready, cut and serve with a fresh side of garnishing salad and mango chutney.

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