Saturday, January 9, 2010

MANTI Recipe

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup water
1 egg
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and make a quite hard dough. Cover it and put aside.

2/3 lb ground beef
1 small onion grated
salt, pepper
Combine all the ingredients and knead it well.
yogurt garlic sauce
1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 gloves garlic
Mix yogurt and minced garlic.
spicy butter sauce;
7 tbsp butter
1 tbsp tomato puree(optional)
1 tsp paprika

Divide the dough into two or three. Roll them out seperately. (very thin) And cut into squares(1inch) with a pizza cutter. Take little pieces from the filling and put onto squares. Close the squares diogonal sides.
(Repeat with the second and the third part of the dough) Hope pictures help. After finished all squares boil them in a large pot just like pasta.(~15minutes)

Just before serving- Heat the butter in a small pan. Add paprika and tomato puree. Don't let it burn. Remove from the heat.

Divide the manti to the plates and add 1-2 tbsp water from the pot over each. Spoon yogurt&garlic sauce over manti and drizzle with spicy butter sauce on top. Garnish them with dry mint. Serve hot.

It took me almost 2 hours. I haven't made this dish for a while. So I wasn't as fast as before lol. Anyway, if you have time and wanted to try something new and delicious, this traditional turkish recipe is totally worth a try.

Every mothers day my mom used to make manti and we all used to get together. It is not a recipe you can make often. But when you taste once you might want to eat every day :) Anyway if you don't have time to prepare this dish you can find it -ready to boil in turkish markets or you can taste it in turkish restaurants.

I received some pomegranete juices from POM Wonderful. It is 100% pomegranate juice and delicious. I'll tell you all about it in my next post.

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. The photographs look lovely, but I am not too much of a cook. I think I'd like to try this in a beautiful Turkish restaurant :)

  2. Oh my yumm! These look similar to the Asian "pot-stickers" or dumplings. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

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  3. i was hoping that you'd post the recipe for this!! thanks for sharing!! :o)

  4. That looks really good. Probably a little too involved for me though. :)

  5. i have never had these... look yummy yonca.

  6. Yum. I wish I had the time and patience to make this. I got a slow cooker for xmas and now I'm a lazy cook.

  7. I agree with "Personalized Sketches and Sentiments". They kinda look like our Chinese 'won tons'!!


    Have a wonderful weekend, Yonca!

  8. Oh yum, I'm so glad you posted this recipe!!! It looks similar to wontons!

    Maybe if I feel adventurous this week I'll make them!!

  9. Oh I love Wontons too. Also Russian Pelmeni, Polish Pierogi, German Maultasche, Italian Tortellini are similar to Turkish Manti

  10. I have never heard of this before but it sounds fantastic. Another Idea for me to use with ground beef.

  11. canim ellerine saglik, az sonra yapmak uzere mutfaga gidiyorum. :))
    ama guess what? vegeterian olanini :))

  12. That is pretty time intensive but obviously worth it!

  13. Wow, that does sound like alot of work, but it also sounds delicious.

  14. I never heard of this before, but it sure looks yummy!

  15. I love the pictures girl, everything looks so yummy !! I love how you show us the division of dough with the filling in the center. :)

    And thanks for sharing the recipe yay ^_^

  16. That looks delicious! I am not sure I could pull it off though - I am not much of a cook :-)


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