"There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie."--Craig Claiborne

Mantu Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Mantu, by , is from MLHS Class of 2019 Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Heela Farmand

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups ground beef or lamb
2/3 cup onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
Vegetable oil
Salt to taste
1 package of egg roll or wonton wraps
Ingredients for the Mixed Vegetable Sauce
2 cups frozen vegetable mix
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1/4 teaspoon of cumin
Vegetable or olive oil
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Yogurt Mixture:
1 cup strained Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice
Salt to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Heat pan over a medium heat and add the garlic, ground beef, coriander, and some salt. Cook until the meat is half-way cooked for about 15 to 20 minutes. Add a few dashes of black pepper to taste and then remove from heat. Mix in the cup of raw chopped onions with the meat and let it cool down to room temperature. Cut egg roll wraps into 4" diameter circles or squares. Place approximately one tablespoon of the cooled ground meat and onion mixture onto each wrap. To make the wraps stick together easily, wet the edges with water (you may use your fingers or a basting brush). Fold over first two opposite ends of the egg roll wrap, followed by other two ends to enclose dumplings. Press the edges tightly to seal together. Continue doing this with the remaining wraps. Take the racks out of the steamer dish. Add water to the dish, cover, and bring to boil. Grease the bottom of the steamer racks with oil to prevent sticking and place the dumplings on top, leaving some room in between each dumpling so they don't stick together. Once the water has come to a boil, place the racks filled with dumplings back on to the steamer dish. Cover lid and steam for approximately 40 minutes.
While the dumplings are steaming, prepare the vegetable sauce mixture vegetable sauce cooking. Heat the oil over a medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for about 5-6 minutes, or until soft and somewhat translucent. Add garlic, turmeric, and cumin to sauté for two additional minutes. Add tomato paste and salt, and heat for one minute. Add frozen vegetable mix and stir/cook for 8-10 minutes.
Add a pinch of black pepper to taste. (Optional)Yogurt mixture.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Prep time: 35 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mantu is the most delicious food that I really like. This food always remind me of the days when I was together with my family in Afghanistan. It reminds me of my homeland family and how I miss my uncles, cousins, my grand mother and my whole family even when we are not together. I miss all those moments.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

5W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!