Today I conquered my fear- I made my own dough to make Turkish mantis. If there is one thing I’ve always strayed away from doing in the kitchen, it would be making doughs from scratch. I am terrified of making doughs – a fear that stems all the way back from my childhood. And I can admit I am a horrible baker cause I never follow any recipes to a tee. But thankfully, this dough used in the Turkish manti was fairly easy, even for a freestyler cook like me.
Btw, the manti is boiled meat dumplings topped with a yogurt and a tomato brown butter sauce. My only gripe with ordering this dish is that it’s always overpriced for something as simple as dough and meat. But after making it today, I can assure you all you are paying purely for the labor that goes into making these tiny pockets of love.
I can’t wait to show you all what I’ve been doing for the last few hours. So let’s let the photos speak for itself.
Step 1: Make dumpling dough
Step 2: Make the Meat Filling
Step 3: Make Yogurt Sauce
Step 4: Make the Brown Butter Tomato Sauce
Step 5: Make dumpling wrap
Step 6: Boil the dumplings
Step 7: Plate & Eat
Thanks for reading today!