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Homemade Manti (Traditional Turkish Dumplings)

Homemade Manti (Traditional Turkish Dumplings)

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Asli   Ocak

Manti is a famous meal from my country. To prepare this dish takes time, but I'm sure you'll agree it's worth it! Enjoy—afiyet olsun (bon appetit)!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.4g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 498 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and water, mixing well with your hands. Add more water, if needed, to form a soft dough. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Shred the onions and place them in a colander or sieve set over a bowl; drain the juice and discard. Combine the onion, ground beef, salt, and pepper; mix the meat well with a spoon until mashed.
  3. Divide the dough into two portions and lightly flour a work surface. Keep one piece of dough covered while you roll out the second portion into a rectangle, rolling the dough as thin as you can. Cut the rectangle into 2-inch squares with a knife or pastry wheel.
  4. Place about 2 teaspoons of the meat filling in the center of each square. Seal the dumplings by gathering the edges of the dough and pinching them together at the top to form a bundle. Transfer the finished manti to a floured plate, and sprinkle more flour over the manti to prevent sticking. Repeat with the second piece of dough.
  5. Heat the oil and red pepper flakes in a small skillet over low heat just until the pepper flakes have started to color the oil; don't let them burn. Remove from the heat and keep warm. Stir the minced garlic into the yogurt and set aside.
  6. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook the manti until the filling is no longer pink, and the dough is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain well. Divide the manti among four plates. Spoon the yogurt sauce over the manti and drizzle each serving with the hot pepper oil.
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Reviews

J
28
10/12/2008

I loved this recipe and so did my family. If you were in a hurry you could use pre-made wonton wrappers instead of making the dough.

fakeymcfake
24
9/10/2009

Great instructions, my family (and some others) enjoy the butter sauce with some tomato paste stirred in, makes it richer imo. Also, if you can get a hold of dry sumac, a pinch of it is the perfect topping.

capedread
23
10/4/2008

I visit Turkey a lot and had to try this recipe for myself. well set out and easy to follow helped a lot as for the meal itself got raves from the family. will make this again definitely a keeper thanks for the post