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This manti recipe takes a little time to prepare, but I'm sure you'll agree it's worth it! Manti is a famous meal from my country. Afiyet olsun (bon appetit)!

Recipe Summary

35 mins
25 mins
30 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add 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.

  • Shred onions and place them in a colander or sieve set over a bowl; drain and discard juice. Combine drained onion, ground beef, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well with a spoon until mashed. Set filling aside.

  • Lightly flour a work surface and a large plate.

  • Divide dough in half. Working with one piece at a time, roll dough on the floured surface into a rectangle, as thin as you can. Cut into 2-inch squares with a knife or pastry wheel.

  • Place about 2 teaspoons meat filling in the center of each square. Gather the edges of dough and pinch them together at the top to form a bundle. Transfer manti to the prepared plate; sprinkle more flour on top to prevent sticking.

  • Heat oil and red pepper flakes in a small skillet over low heat just until pepper flakes begin to color oil. Remove from heat and keep warm. Stir together yogurt and minced garlic in a small bowl and set aside.

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook manti in boiling water until filling is no longer pink and dough is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain well.

  • Divide manti onto 4 plates. Spoon yogurt sauce over manti and drizzle each serving with warm red pepper oil.

Editor's Note:

You can use ground lamb or other ground meat in place of the beef, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

560 calories; protein 23.2g; carbohydrates 64.4g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 120mg; sodium 439.5mg. Full Nutrition