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“Manti” is some kind of boiled dumplings served with youghurt and butter sauce. It’s a very popular dish in Turkey. If you can make “Manti” it means that you really are the chef of your kitchen. I will admit, it will be tough and tiring. But once you eat turkish ravioli, you will love love love!
For the dough:
- 3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
For the filling:
- 250 gr. (0,6 lb.) ground beef
- 1 medium onion, grated
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes
- Plain youghurt (you can add some garlic to it if you like)
For the butter sauce:
- Tomato paste
- Red pepper
- Dried mints
- Take your 3 cup all purpose flour to a large container. Add your egg, 1 tsp. of salt and start kneading while you are adding the warm water little little. Your dough should be neither hard nor soft. It should have earlobe consistency.
- You can also make your dough in your stand mixer with a dough hook. Just add the water by little little and don't let the dough would be to hard or soft.
- Divide your dough in three, cover them with some towel and let it rest for 20 minutes.
- Take your 250 gr. (0,6 lb.) ground beef, 1 grated onion, black pepper, red pepper flakes and salt in a small bowl and knead a little until combined.
Preparation: (please see below video to visualize it better)
- Roll each dough pieces separately until their thickness will be 1/13 inch. (2 mm.)
- Cut 3/4 inch. (2 cm.) squares from your dough.
- Put one pinch of your filling to all squares.
- Seal all the squares from their corners. You need to do it before the dough gets dry otherwise it won't stick.
- You don't need to cook all turkish ravioli right away. You can keep them in your freezer for about a year.
- When you will cook, boil some water on your pot, add some salt to your water and boil your "manti" for about 20 minutes.
- Make your sauce while boiling your "mantı". Heat your butter in your pan. Add your tomato paste, red pepper, dried mints and fry it a little. Don't forget to observe it because it can burn very quickly.
- Strain your turkish ravioli in a plate. Put some plain youghurt (or youghurt with garlic) on it, pour your sauce and voila! It's ready!
You can also buy your turkish ravioli directly from some local stores.