Manteh - Ground Beef or Lamb Dumplings Recipe


Manteh - Ground Beef or Lamb Dumplings Recipe - With Dough Recipe served with yogurt and sumac.  Its a Armenian recipe and is delicious!  Some have said they have used wanton wraps instead of making it with the dough. For less time.  Just need to cut the wanton into smaller pieces. Its recommended to use low fat meat, so that the dish does is not oily.

1) In a large fry pan add a little olive oil and saute the onions.

2) When the onions seem to be getting a little soft add the ground lamb or beef and brown.

3) Season with black pepper, salt to taste. 

4) Add the parsley to the ground beef and cook for an additional minute.

5) Once the meat is browned and cooked, turn heat off and set aside to cool.

6) On a clean counter, place the flour add salt and make a well or basin. 

7) Break the egg into the center and mix the flour with the egg.

8) Add water as necessary and knead the dough.

9) Set aside for 30 minutes with a covered plastic wrap.

10) On a clean surface with a little flour, roll the dough out to 1/16” (1.5 mm) thickness and cut into 2” (5 cm) squares.

11) In each dough square place a small amount of filling in the center and fold upwards the four corners. 

12) In a fry pan, melt the butter and add the little meat filled dough until the bottom base is golden brown.

13) Pour the hot water enough to cover the little meat filled dough and season with salt.  Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

14) Remove the manteh into a plate and serve with yogurt seasoned with sumac, salt and a little of the liquid that the manteh cooked in.

  1. 8 oz lamb or beef, ground
  2. 1 onion, minced
  3. 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  4. pepper to taste
  5. salt to taste
  6. 8 oz flour
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 egg
  9. water
  10. hot water
  11. 1 tablespoon butter
  12. salt to taste
  13. 1 1/4 cups yogurt
  14. 1 tablespoon sumac
  15. salt to taste