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Ev Yapımı Mantı (Homemade Turkish Ravioli)

Mantı is one of the traditional Turkish dishes you must try. It's a "dumpling-like" dish consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef, in a dough wrapperThe dough is made of water, egg, flour, and salt.
There are two ways to cook this Mantı , either you can cook in plain boiling water or you can cook them in tomato sauce.
Here I post my homemade Mantı with some step by step pictures so you can make them easily and experience one of the traditional Turkish meals :D 

Dough İngredients:
  • 2 cups flour (plus a few tablespoons if necessary) 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 egg 
  • ½ cup olive oil (or other vegetable oil) 
  • ½ to ¾ cup of water at room temperature. 
Ingredients for filling:
  • ± 200 g minced beef 
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped. 
  • 2 cloves garlic (optional), crushed and finely chopped. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon butter for sauteing. 

1) Make the shell dough: On a clean working desk, place the flour, make a "pit" in the middle, give salt, olive oil and eggs. Slowly stir the mixture while gradually pouring water.If the dough is already fairly wet, not need to add water again. Knead until smooth and not sticky at your hand. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and rest for 30 ~ 40 minutes.

2) Meantime we can make filling: Heat the butter, stir-fry  garlic and onion, saute until wilted and fragrant, turn off heat. 
in medium bowl mix all ingredients: minced beef, onion+garlic, season with  pepper and salt. Add paprika powder, stir and test the taste. Set a side.
3) Finishing: halved the dough, cover one part with a napkin so as not dry. Using a rolling pin (or rolling machine) flat the dough very thin. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, make cuts about 5 x 5 cm wide (such as figure 2). Give filling mixture and close up to form a triangular shape (figure 3 and 4). Fold the ravioli as figure 5, 6 and 7. Or you can fold (shape) this ravioli according to your taste, this time I made one simple nice shape that you can try.

4) Boil water ± 1.5 Lt, give small amount of vegetable oil, cook the ravioli in boiling water for approximately 10 ~ 15 minutes. Mantı or ravioli is ready to served with a variety of  recipes and sauces.

Have a try (^_^)



  1. A true work of art! Love the way you elegantly swept you ravioli togehter! Thank you for sharing :)

  2. Hi Citra, missed you la, Where have you been????. Hey I love this and will try one of this day. I think it will be good with tomato gravy, wow.. good ha... seeing you did this just like seeing MARTHA STEWART. Great job.

  3. Wow! those look really yummy. Thank you for the recipe! Will try it next weekend and update you with the result :)

  4. Ooooh I really really like that filling! And you did such a good job with shaping that dough...bravo!

  5. Citra-you've been gone for a while, and I kept checking to see if you're back. Glad to see you back again.

    I must say you have mastered the homemade pasta...just one thing; you actually did have a ravioli which literally are little "pillows" of pasta, even in a triangle form, but once you curve it around in little caps, they are actually "cappelini" meaning little hats, or caps.
    Superb job, I usually roll my dough out with the pasta machine...now you got me tempted to make some:D

  6. @Elisabethyeah.. I've been busy for a while, but now I'm back :D
    and yes Liz, this shape (cappelini U called it) is my fave shape, but actually we can shape them as we like, maybe next time I'll just make "pillow" shape, more simple ya.. :D
    and that pasta machine you have is on my wishing list for my kitchen hehehehe :)

  7. Wow, you did an amazing job with these. I've never had anything like them but you make it look like something that I could do. I like the filling for the ravioli as well. Wonder how it would taste with some pine nuts chopped in there. :)


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