- 250 GRAM MINCED BEEF
- 250 GRAM FLOUR
- 1 EGG
- 1 ONION, chopped
- 2 CLOVES GARLIC, mashed
- HANDFUL MINT LEAVES, chopped
- 1/2 TSP CUMIN POWDER
- 1/2 TSP CHILI POWDER
- 2 TBSP BUTTER, melted
- 1/2 CUP YOGURT
- 500 GRAM BEEF FOR STEWING
- 750 GRAM POTATOES, peeled and quartered
- 1 KG APPLES, cored and peeled
- 1/2 TBSP BLACK PEPPERS
- 75 GRAM BUTTER
- 1/2 TSP NUTMEG
- 4 BAY LEAVES
Mix the minced beef
with the onion, the cumin, half of the garlic and pepper and salt to
taste. Mix the flour with the egg and 4 tablespoons of water and knead
for a few minutes; allow the dough to rise 15 minutes and roll it out
as thin as possible. Cut squares of 5x5 centimeters. Put a teaspoon
of minced beef in the middle of each square and fold them; close them
with a little water. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook
the manti 20 minutes. In the meantime, mix the yogurt with the mint
and remaining garlic to serve as sauce. Mix the chili powder with the
butter and pour this on the manti just before serving.
Manti are also available
in other countries, is slightly different forms, like
galushki in the
This is an
Uzbek recipe. In
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Fry the beef in 50 gram butter until brown on all
sides, add one cup of water, the nutmeg, the peppers, the bay leaves
and salt to taste and bring to the boil; simmer for one and a half hour.
In the meantime, keep two apples behind, and cut the rest in pieces.
Add these apples to the meat as well as the potatoes and cook for half
an hour more. Take the apples and potatoes out and puree them, add as
much fluid as needed. Cut the remaining two apples in slices and fry
them in butter. Cut the meat. Serve the puree with the meat and fried
apples on top.
This dish is called "hete bliksem" in
which means "hot lightening"