Armenian Manti Dumplings by Plate with Love

Recipe courtesy of Plates with Love by Roa 

This Armenian dumpling dish is one of our favorites. Stuffed with beef and served with yogurt and a red tomato based sauce, this dish is not only delicious but beautiful when prepared. It is served in the many wonderful Armenian restaurants in Lebanon but you can make it for yourself with this delicious recipe!

 

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Armenian Manti Dumplings by Plate with Love
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Armenian
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Dough
Meat Stuffing
Red Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Armenian
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Dough
Meat Stuffing
Red Sauce
Instructions
Dumplings
  1. Meat Stuffing: Combine all meat ingredients and roll into small circles
  2. Combine all dough ingredients
  3. Let rest for 30 minutes
  4. Cut the dough in rows to form tiny squares
  5. Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  6. Add the meat circles into each of the squares and fold on the corners of both sides (see photos for the dumpling shape)
  7. Coat a round pan with canola oil, and assemble the dumplings side by side (see photos for sample assembly design)
  8. Bake in oven until golden, approx. 10-15 minutes
Red Sauce
  1. Add olive oil in a pan and add the onions
  2. Cook until tender, add the garlic, tomato paste, and spices
  3. Mix for two minutes, add the canned whole tomatoes and water
  4. Let boil on low heat, simmer for 10 minutes
  5. In a serving dish, put the red sauce first, then add the dumplings on top, and add yogurt
  6. Garnish with a mixture of garlic and melted butter and pomegranate molasses (or Turkish molasses if available)
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