Beef Dumplings-Mantu

All right guys let’s get cooking with another delicious recipe. Everyone’s Favorite: Mantu (Beef dumplings). It is the most popular dish in Afghanistan. Lets get cooking!

Filling

Here is what you will need for filling:

  • Grounded meat
  • Onions

And for the spices you will need:

  • coriander powder
  • black pepper
  • salt

To make the dumplings you need

  • Wonton wraps (sold in Asian Stores or online)
  • Flour
  • Water

First of all, the meat needs to get cooked. Heat a pan and add the beef and cook it without adding anything else in it. 

Mince your onions in a food mixer:

Grab a bowl and add:

  • cooked beef
  • minced onions
  • coriander powder
  • black pepper
  • salt

and Mix well

Once your beef mixture is ready, you can start filling. What you will need to do so are:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup water
  • Wonton wraps (sold in Asian Stores)

 

Alright, Let’s the filling begin!

Take a piece of wonton wrap. Use water to moisture the edges. Place about 1 tbsp. of beef mixture in the middle of wonton wrap. Join two opposite ends with each other. Press edges well and seal the remaining four ends with each other (as shown in the video). Dip in the flour. And place it on a flat surface or flat dish.

 

Repeat the same for all.

It is always better to have an extra pair of hands to finish the filling. It’s also a chance for the family to sit together, chat and have fun.

 

Steaming

Once all your dumplings are done…it is time to steam them in a steamer pot. You can buy it in any Asian store or online.

To steam what you will need is

  • Oil for dipping
  • Steamer pot
  • Your dumplings

Dip the dumplings in oil before putting them on the rack to prevent sticking. You can either dip each dumpling  in oil and then place it on the steamer racks or use a brush to grease the bottom of steamer racks and then place the dumplings. Add water in the steamer dish and boil. Place the racks filled with dumplings back on the steamer dish. Cover lid. Steam for 30 minutes.

Carrot Sauce

Here is you need for the carrot sauce:

  • Vegetable oil
  • onions, diced
  • tomato sauce
  • carrots, chopped
  • Split chickpeas
  • water

For spices you need:

  • salt
  • Coriander powder
  • black pepper

Heat oil in a pan- high heat. Add diced onion to it. Fry it until golden brown.

Add tomato sauce

Fry until there is no water left .Add carrots and Split chickpeas

Add all the spices: salt+ coriander powder+ black pepper. Add water  and cook for at least 20 to 30 minutes.

 

Garlic Yogurt sauce 

To make the sauce … it is preferred to use the Afghani yogurt called qoroot…But if you cannot get your hands on it…you can use any yogurt and add minced garlic in it…the water is used only if you are using the Afghani yogurt to dissolve it.

 

Serving

Now that you have got everything ready…you just need to put them all together…

Grab a flat dish and serve them in layers as following:

  • A layer of Garlic yogurt sauce
  • Steamed Dumplings
  • Another layer of Garlic yogurt sauce
  • Dry mint
  • Carrot sauce
  • Fresh coriander

And there you have it…serve it with a piece of bread (optional)

 

Mantu (Beef dumpling)
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3773 calories
359 g
1 g
240 g
70 g
17 g
2855 g
14683 g
84 g
2 g
209 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2855g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3773
Calories from Fat 2116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 240g
370%
Saturated Fat 17g
84%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 45g
Monounsaturated Fat 164g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 14683mg
612%
Total Carbohydrates 359g
120%
Dietary Fiber 71g
285%
Sugars 84g
Protein 70g
Vitamin A
1707%
Vitamin C
179%
Calcium
70%
Iron
121%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Filling
  2. 11/2 kg Grounded veil meat or any other grounded meat
  3. 3 onions, minced
  4. Spices
  5. 2 tbsp. coriander powder
  6. 1tbsp. black pepper
  7. 1 tbsp. salt
  8. 1 cup Flour
  9. 1 cup water
  10. Dough
  11. Wonton wraps (sold in Asian Stores)
  12. Steaming
  13. ½ cup oil
  14. Carrot Sauce
  15. 1/2 cup oil
  16. 3 onions, diced
  17. 1 cup tomato sauce
  18. 4 carrots, chopped
  19. 1 cup Split chickpeas
  20. 2 cups water
  21. Spices
  22. 1 tbsp. salt
  23. 1 tbsp. Coriander powder
  24. 1 tbsp. black pepper
  25. Garlic Yoghurt sauce
  26. ½ kg yoghurt or Afghani Yoghurt (Qoorot)
  27. 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  28. ½ cup water
  29. Serving
  30. Garlic Yoghurt sauce
  31. Steamed dumplings
  32. 1 tsp Dry mint
  33. Carrot Sauce
  34. Fresh Coriander
Instructions
  1. Filling
  2. 1. Heat pan and add beef
  3. 2. Cook until there is no water left and meat is all cooked and dry
  4. 3. In a bowl add cooked beef, minced onions, coriander powder, black pepper and salt
  5. 4. Mix well
  6. 5. Use water to moisture the ends of wonton wrap
  7. 6. Place about 1 tbsp. of beef mixture in the middle of wonton wrap
  8. 7. Join to opposite ends with each other
  9. 8. Press edges well and seal the remaining four ends with each other (as shown in video)
  10. 9. Dip in the flour
  11. 10. And place it on a flat surface or flat dish
  12. 11. Repeat for all
  13. Steaming
  14. 1. dip each dumpling one by one in oil and then place it on the steamer racks
  15. or
  16. with a brush, grease the bottom of steamer racks with oil, place the dumplings on the rack and grease the top of dumplings
  17. 2. Add water in the steamer dish and boil
  18. 3. Place the racks filled with dumplings back on the steamer dish
  19. 4. Cover lid
  20. 5. Steam for 30 minutes
  21. Carrot sauce
  22. 1. Heat oil in a pan- high heat
  23. 2. Add diced onion to it
  24. 3. fry it until golden brown
  25. 4. Add tomato sauce
  26. 5. Fry until there is no water left
  27. 6. Add carrots
  28. 7. Add chickpeas
  29. 8. Add all the spices: salt+ coriander powder+ black pepper
  30. 9. Add water
  31. 10. Cook for at least 20 to 30 mins
  32. Garlic Yoghurt sauce
  33. 1. Add a bit of water in yoghurt
  34. 2. Add minced cloves
  35. 3. Mix well
  36. Serving
  37. 1. Spread the yoghurt sauce on a big plate…
  38. 2. Add the steamed dumpling…
  39. 3. Add more yoghurt sauce
  40. 4. Add dry mint
  41. 5. Add carrot Sauce
  42. 6. Add fresh Coriander
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calories
3773
fat
240g
protein
70g
carbs
359g
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