2tbspof chopped corianderyou can leave this out if you don't like coriander
2tbspof chopped mint
oil or ghee for baking
Making the pastry:
Of all the ingredients for the pastry keep the butter separate and mix the rest to a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in plastic and put away in a warm spot for at least an hour
Start working on the preparations for the filling. Check after an hour if the dough is nice and smooth, divide into 4 portions. If it is still too sticky knead a little more dough through the pastry until it is easy to handle and doesn't stick too much.
(If you fail miserably at this point, ask the misses to correct your dough. That's what I did and I did say before that making pastry and dudes is not necessarily a good combination right?)
Add a bit of butter to each portion and make a little doughball. Roll out these balls on a greased surface till really thin dough. It's useful to do them all first so you can bake them one after the other. You can put them on top of eachother with some aluminiumfoil in between.
Alternatively you can also use fillopastry instead. Saves a lot of time!
While your dough is resting heat a few tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and make your stuffing.
Bake the onion, garlic, chili and ginger until translucent and than add the currypaste and the minced meat. Break the meat apart and bake till golden. Add salt and pepper if needed.
Add the mint and the coriander at the last minute and bake for another minute. Leave to cool completely after this. As soon as it is cooled add the whisked eggs and stir through.
Assembling the murtabak's:
Using a big pan (it needs to fit the murtabaks) heat some oil or ghee and into the pan add one of the sheets of pastry like some kind of pancake.
After about a minute scoop a quarter of your meatfilling in the middle and directly fold over the four sides. You will get a square parcel doing that. Using two spatula press gently on the murtabak to flatten it a bit.
If for whatever reason you fail to make the parcel or your murtabaks are too big to fit into the pan; you can make it either into a rectangle or scoop the filling in while on the kitchen counter, fold it into a parcel and than put the parcel in one go into the pan. That'll also work.
Leave the parcel to bake for about 2 minutes each side until golden and crispy and than use two spatula's to turn it on the other side.
Remove from the stove and cut into equal squares or whatever shape you like.
Repeat for the remaining murtabaks.
This filled snack is delicious when served with sweet chili sauce or a good chutney like the one from Simone's Kitchen for instance.. ;)