May 22, 2009

Manti - turkish ravioli

Turkish Manti Recipe

this recipe comes closet to my turkish friends ones - she doesn't have a recipe so by eyeballing here i wrote that down and compared to other recipes and this is the recipes.. These are my friends mantis.

BTW usually turkish tables are filled and loaded with all kinds of wonderful dishes and bowels - turkish people are very good hosts and terrific cooks... BUT on a Manti day you only eat manti as it is a lot of work... That's the rule in turkey and amond the turkish people i know in Germany.
It is worth every step of the way... Enjoy Alissa

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup water
1 large egg
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:
250 gr ground meat
1 large onion (chopped in very small pieces)
Salt and black pepper

Yogurt Sauce 1:
2 cups plain yogurt
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Red Pepper Sauce 2:
6-7 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons red pepper ( hot or mild, its up to you)

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, water, egg, olive oil and salt.
Knead them very well until the dough is formed. The dough should be smooth and not sticky. If you feel it is sticky, add a little bit more flour.
Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and let stand at cool room temperature for an hour.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a medium bowl, put onions, meat, salt and black pepper. Knead them together for one minute (do not cook.)
Lightly dust a work surface and a rolling pin with flour. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls. Roll out each ball into sheets as thin as you can roll out, but be careful don't tear it.
Cut each sheet into squares of about 1.5"x1.5".Put a very small piece of filling at the center of each square. Continue until the dough is finished.
As you see below, bring the opposite corners together and make a triangle or, fold them to make a rectangle. Both works fine. Press the sides firmly.

Bring two of the adjacent corners together.
In a large pot, boil the water and add a little bit salt, olive oil. Add Manti and stir. Cook for about 15 minutes. Please check while cooking. Don't overcook.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauces. Firstly, in a small bowl, grate cloves of garlic and add yogurt, water, salt. Stir them together. Secondly, in a separate sauce pan add olive oil and red pepper, stir together and cook them only for half a minute.
When Manti is ready, you can drain well or not, the way you like, it is up to you.
Serve warm with yogurt sauce and red sauce

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

is not ravioli, only name is manti


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