Martabak Kubang Recipe

martabak kubang
martabak kubang

This is the recipe of Martabak Kubang that is another kind for Egyptian martabak. Martabak Kubang, a Minang region specialty, is a snack made from dough filled with eggs, scallions, and minced rendang from Nagari Kubang, West Sumatra. It is usually served with vinegar sauce with a sprinkling of sliced ​​tomatoes, green chilies, and onions. This dish has a taste with a mix of Indian-Middle Eastern and local Minang flavors.

History of Martabak Kubang

All types of martabak originate from India and the Middle East. While the name Martabak comes from the Arabic mutabbaq which means folded. The name refers to a flat-shaped bread meal with several folds during the making process.

Martabak was brought by black Indian and Arab traders who came to Indonesia. Therefore, its name became Martabak. Meanwhile, the typical Minang Martabak is the Egyptian Martabak with the addition of rendang meat filling. The rendang meat is the difference between this typical Minang Martabak and the Egyptian Martabak.
This Martabak Kubang recipe contains vegetable oil. Vegetable oil is one type of cooking oil product that goes through a fairly complicated manufacturing process. Generally, this one refined oil is made from vegetables, seeds, to a special part of the fruit.

Vegetable Oil Products Recommendation

Here are some recommended brands of vegetable oil products with good quality in Indonesia:

  1. Bimoli

Bimoli is one brand of vegetable oil that you can consume daily within reasonable limits and is considered healthy. Has a fairly high content of vitamins A and E and is made from 100% palm oil.

  1. Tropical

Tropical is known as cooking oil which goes through 2 times the filtering process. Contains omega 9 which is quite high and is made from palm oil. This product also has high levels of vitamins A and E, as well as antioxidants that can ward off free radicals.

  1. Bertoli Olive Oil

If you don’t want to use palm oil, this product is the solution. Made from olive seed oil which is very good for body health. It is suitable for those of you who want to diet because the fat content is very low. In addition, the fat contained is very healthy.


Another ingredient you need to make Martabak Kubang is tomatoes. Tomatoes are a type of fruit with high water content. Young tomatoes are generally green, while ripe tomatoes are deep red. The shape is round and the texture of the fruit is firm when it is fresh.

Tips on Choosing Good Quality Tomatoes

Check out some tips that you need to do when choosing tomatoes below:

  1. Pay attention to the color

Good quality tomatoes have green or yellow patches on the skin. This color indicates that the tomatoes have just ripened or been picked from the tree.

  1. Gently Press the Tomato

Tomatoes that are still good and fresh will feel firm when you press. No bruising or soft texture. In order to get tomatoes of good quality, try to take a few tomatoes, and then you compare. Choose tomatoes that have the tightest and smoothest skin.

  1. Check the Trunk

Check the stems attached to the tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes usually have stems that are difficult to pick up and are bright green in color. While the tomatoes are starting to wilt, the color of the stems turns dry, brown, and easy for you to pick.

  1. Smell the aroma

Smell the aroma that comes out of the tomatoes you are going to buy. Fresh tomatoes usually have a blend of floral, fruity, and grassy aromas. Meanwhile, tomatoes that will rot will produce a quite pungent sour aroma.

The most delicious Minang Kubang Restaurant

Here are 3 restaurants with the best Martabak Kubang menu in Jakarta and Padang:

1. Kubang Hayuda Restaurant

The location of the Kubang Hayuda Restaurant is on Jalan Prof. M. Yamin SH Number 138B, Behind Tangsi, West Padang District, Padang. Open every day from 14.00 to 00.00 WIB. There are two types of Martabak, namely sexy and jumbo with delicious and addictive flavors. The filling is full of shredded rendang meat, so it makes you satisfied when you are enjoying Martabak at this restaurant.

2. Martabak Kubang Hayuda Kalimalang Restaurant

The address of this restaurant is on Jalan Raya Kalimalang Number 14B, RT 2 RW 16, Duren Sawit, East Jakarta. Open every day from 16.00 to 22.30 WIB. Besides being able to enjoy the delicacy of Martabak, you can also enjoy other Padang specialties. For example, Soto Padang, Sate Padang, and others at affordable prices.

3. Martabak Kubang Hayuda Saharjo

This restaurant is located at Prof, Jalan Dr. Saharjo Number 86, RT 2 RW 7, Menteng Atas, Setiabudi District, South Jakarta. Open every day from 11.00 to 00.00 WIB. The taste of Martabak in this restaurant is very authentic and also delicious.

Martabak Kubang Recipe

Martabak Kubang Minang Recipe

Recipe by Hani
Resep Martabak Kubang Khas Minang, Cemilan Tradisional Lezat
Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time :2 hours
Course :Cake dan Kue, Tips dan Trik, Tradisional
Cuisine :Indonesia


Matabak Crust
  • 300 g high protein flour
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200 ml hot water
  • 1 tsp salt
Gravy Ingredients
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into pieces
  • 5 green chilies, sliced
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
Martabak Stuffing Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 3 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 100 g beef rendang, shredded
  • 5 green chilies, sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


Martabak Crust

  • Combine margarine and oil in a bowl of hot water, stir until smooth.
  • Put the flour and salt in a bowl. Stir well.
  • Add the margarine in small amounts into the flour while continuing to stir.
  • Knead the dough until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 4, then round the dough.
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  • Soak the dough in vegetable oil for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Gently roll out the dough until it is thin.
  • Fold some of the dough, let stand a moment.

Martabak stuffing

  • Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl or bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour the stuffing over the martabak crust.
  • Fold the skin over to cover the filling.
  • Fry Martabak with margarine until cooked. Lift and drain.

Martabak sauce

  • Cook briefly the water and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Add soy sauce, sugar, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Cook until boiling.
  • Add the onions, cayenne pepper, and tomatoes. Stir well, then turn off the stove.


  • Cut the martabak kubang according to taste. Serve with the gravy.


Hello, I'm Hani and I enjoy collecting recipes from various social media platforms. I've tried some of them on my blog. Hopefully, they can help mothers with cooking.