Our other Tekka Centre favourite

To accompany our murtabak from my previous post, I also chose a mutton biryani. I have ordered briyani from the same stall every time I have visited Singapore. As you can see below, the flavoured rice and meat comes from a huge pot that takes pride of place at the front of the stall. The food all smells delicious.

The pot where the biryani is made.
The huge pot of biryani.

Once you have ordered the food is spooned on to a banana leaf and served with curry sauce and pickles.

The mutton briyani as served.
The mutton briyani as served.

Tekka Centre

Our first stop on our Christmas travels was a favourite of ours…Singapore! We love visiting this city for many reasons, but particularly the food! The city is a melting pot of Asian cultures, that results in an amazing culinary mix. Being huge Indian food lovers, we head straight for Little India as soon as we are checked in. The Tekka Centre is a shopping and eating complex in the heart of Little India – the ground floor is taken up completely with Chinese and Indian hawker stalls, while the upstairs plays host to many shops selling Indian and Asian clothing and products.

Our first visit to the Tekka Centre of this holiday was actually for breakfast, albeit at about 10.30am. We chose a large chicken murtabak and a biryani to share.

I watched the stall owner make the murtabak from scratch. It was amazing to see how quickly it all came together, I feel he may have made one before! Here are the photos step by step:

The making of the murtabak
They twist and spin the dough, almost like a pizza base!
The making of the murtabak
Spinning the dough
Adding an egg and some onions before encasing in a second sheet of dough.
Adding an egg and some onions before encasing in a second sheet of dough.
Adding the shredded chicken.
Adding the shredded chicken.
Next the outer layer of dough is folded over the contents.
Next the outer layer of dough is folded over the contents.
Once the murtabak is all wrapped up it is ready to go on the hot plate.
Once the murtabak is all wrapped up it is ready to go on the hot plate.
The lady takes over from the man and ensures there is a  lovely golden brown colour on both sides.
The lady takes over from the man and ensures there is a lovely golden brown colour on both sides.
The final product! It was delicious!
The final product! It was delicious! It comes served with a curry sauce on the side and chilli sauce on top.

This was a delicious way to start our travels. It was really interesting watching it being made in this crazy, hot, humid environment.