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.
|Ground lamb or beef||500g|
|Onion, finely chopped||1|
|Garlic cloves, minced||3|
|Ground black pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
|Tomato sauce||1/2 cup|
|Garlic, minced||2 cloves|
- 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.