About the Dish:
Manti is a traditional Turkish dumpling dish. These small dumplings are usually filled with spiced ground meat, such as lamb or beef, and steamed or boiled. They are typically served with melted butter and yogurt sauce, and sometimes topped with tomato sauce or garlic yogurt. Manti is a popular dish in Turkish cuisine and is often enjoyed as a main course or as a part of festive meals. It requires some time and effort to make the dumplings from scratch, but the result is a delicious and satisfying dish.
|Ground lamb or beef||500g|
|Onion, finely chopped||1|
|Garlic, minced||3 cloves|
|Parsley, chopped||1/4 cup|
|Black pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|Butter, melted||1/2 cup|
|Tomato sauce (optional)||1/4 cup|
- Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground lamb or beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Step 2: Take a small piece of dough and roll it out into a thin circle. Place a spoonful of the meat mixture in the center of the dough circle. Fold the dough in half to cover the meat filling, and then press the edges together to seal the dumpling. Repeat this process with the remaining dough and filling.
- Step 3: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully drop the dumplings into the boiling water and cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until they float to the surface. Remove the cooked dumplings from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a serving dish.
- Step 4: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Pour the melted butter over the cooked dumplings in the serving dish.
- Step 5: Serve the manti hot, drizzled with yogurt sauce and tomato sauce if desired. Enjoy!