Sweet Martabak Recipe from Bali Indonesia

This time I am making something sweet for dessert. It is also a comfort food for many. The dish sweet Martabak is a famous dish that goes around in Asia, this recipe is an Indonesian variant of it. Made in Bali with love <3

Sweet Martabak made in a normal pan

Indonesian Recipe on how to make sweet Martabak in a normal pan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indonesian
Keyword: Indonesian Dessert, Indonesian Sweet, Martabak, Mutabbaq, Sweet Martabak, Sweet Mutabbaq
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 240kcal
Cost: $3.50


  • Mixer or Blender
  • Pan


  • 400 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 200 ml Milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Margarine
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Grilled Peanuts
  • Banana
  • Cheese
  • Liquid Chocolate


  • Add Milk, sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla and start mixing this with your blender or mixer
    Martabak dough mix TaleTravels
  • After it's been well mixed add all-purpose flower. Don't add it all at once. Blend/Mix and add untill all is added.
  • After all is mixed, check if you have some air bubbles in your mixture. If this is not the case keep blending/mixing.
  • When the air bubbles are in the mixture, let it rest for 40 minutes. Put a dish cloth.
  • After 40 minutes, add Baking Soda, and mix it again
  • Add the mixture to the pan and divide it evenly. Roll the pan so it touches the edges. The fire should be very low, and if you can use a pan raiser so there is less heat coming to the pan. Put a lid on the pan and leave it for 15 minutes.
    Martabak in a pan
  • After 15 minutes, you will notice many pores this is the signature of sweet Martabak. Sprinkle sugar on top.
    Sprinkle sugar on top of martabak
  • Put the martabak on a plate. And gently spread margarine on top. Use a brush for this
  • Now you can add toppings to your likings
    sweet martabak toppings
  • Eat and enjoy sweet martabak
    Sweet Martabak



This is my own version of sweet Martabak. In Indonesia there is more use of sugar and sweets. It’s a bit too sweet normally, so I made it less.
The other difference is that I use a normal pan instead of a special pan. But the tastes were great. Let me know how yours turned out.

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