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Turkish Treasure Manti: Savory Dumplings in a Delicate Yogurt Mint Sauce

Manti

About the Dish:

Manti is a traditional Turkish dumpling dish that is usually served with yogurt and garlic tomato sauce. The dumplings are typically filled with ground lamb or beef, onions, and spices. Manti is a popular dish in Turkish and Central Asian cuisine, and it is often enjoyed as a main course or as part of a special occasion feast. The dish is known for its small size and delicate texture, making it perfect for a satisfying and flavorful bite. Whether you’re a fan of Turkish cuisine or simply looking to try something new, making manti at home is a great way to explore the rich flavors of this regional specialty.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g

Ingredients:

Ingredient Quantity
Ground lamb or beef 500g
Onion, finely chopped 1
Garlic cloves, minced 3
Ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
All-purpose flour 500g
Egg 1
Water 1/4 cup
Yogurt 1 cup
Tomato sauce 1/2 cup
Butter 2 tablespoons
Garlic, minced 2 cloves

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb or beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic cloves, ground black pepper, and salt. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, egg, and water to form a smooth dough. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes elastic and easy to work with.
  • Step 3: Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Cut the dough into small squares, about 1 inch by 1 inch.
  • Step 4: Place a small amount of the meat mixture in the center of each dough square. Fold the square in half to form a triangle and pinch the edges to seal the dumpling.
  • Step 5: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the dumplings to the boiling water and cook for about 10-12 minutes, until the dumplings are cooked through and tender.
  • Step 6: In a separate saucepan, melt the butter. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 7: Serve the manti hot, drizzled with the garlic butter and a dollop of yogurt on top. You can also serve the manti with a side of tomato sauce for dipping.

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