Turkish Ravioli – Best Turkish Manti Recipe From Scratch **updated

1 February 2017

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Hello Everyone!

Manti” aka Turkish Ravioli 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!


Manti Recipe

Turkish Ravioli

Try this delicious traditional turkish food recipe Turkish Ravioli
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings 8 people


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
  • Salt

To serve:

  • Plain youghurt (you can add some garlic to it if you like)

For the butter sauce:

  • Butter
  • Tomato paste
  • Red pepper
  • Dried mints


The dough:

  • 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.

The filling:

  • 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.

Butter sauce:

  • 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!
Keyword Turkish Ravioli



Q: What is Turkish Ravioli (Manti)?

A: Turkish Ravioli (Manti) is a very delicious Turkish Meal made with meat some kind of pasta dough and ground meat.

Q: How to make Turkish Ravioli (Manti)?

A: When you follow the recipe and tips carefully, you will find out that it is very easy to make this dish.

You can also buy your turkish ravioli directly from some local stores.

What do you think about that? Have you tried the Turkish Ravioli (Manti) recipe yet? Please comment and share your experience. Or are you craving for another Turkish food that you want its recipe from me? You can always contact me here.


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All Comments

  • What are the measurements for the butter sauce?

    John 11 August 2020 04:18 Reply
    • Hello John,

      There is no strict measurements for the butter sauce. You can use 1 tbs butter, 1 ts tomato paste for one serving. You can also add some water yo the sauce if you please.
      I Hope you’ll enjoy your dish : )

      admin 17 August 2020 23:29 Reply

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