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Mediterranean Delight: Zesty Manti with Spiced Lamb and Yoghurt Sauce


About the Dish:

Manti is a traditional Turkish dish that consists of small dumplings filled with ground meat, typically beef or lamb, and served with a sauce and yogurt. The dumplings are handmade and are usually boiled or steamed. Manti is a popular dish in Turkish cuisine and is often enjoyed as a main course or as part of a mezze spread.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Ground beef or lamb 500g
Onion, finely chopped 1
Garlic cloves, minced 3
Butter 50g
All-purpose flour 2 cups
Egg 1
Salt 1 teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Yogurt 1 cup
Parsley, chopped 1/4 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a bowl, combine the ground beef or lamb, finely chopped onion, minced garlic cloves, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Step 2: In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, egg, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add water and knead the dough until it becomes soft and smooth. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • Step 3: Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is very thin. Cut the dough into small squares, about 2×2 inches in size.
  • Step 4: Place a small amount of the meat filling in the center of each square. Fold the square in half to form a triangle and pinch the edges to seal.
  • Step 5: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the dumplings and cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until the dumplings float to the surface.
  • Step 6: In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant. Remove from heat.
  • Step 7: Serve the cooked dumplings with the melted butter and garlic sauce, yogurt, and chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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