Recipe of Asian dumplings (manti)

Including to Europeans such tasty and simple dish as dumplings (manti) pleased many people. This dish is considered traditional for Central Asia where it is cooked with pleasure. Manti in Central Asian cuisines are usually of rather big size. But in the course of preparation of different recipes of dumplings there are features. To obtain yummy and juicy dumplings you should be cooked in a special vessel - manti cooker (russian cuisine - mantovarka) or manti-kazan (Kazakh cuisine).

If there is no mantovarka in your home, then it is possible to ask for a while for mother or the girlfriend, after all not every day they use it. Externally dumplings are similar to big pelmeni therefore if you know as to cook pelmeni, and preparation of dumplings won"t make for you special work.

If you want to achieve exact similarity to Asian dumplings, you have to use mutton as meat. Dumplings very nourishing and tasty dish. If you didn"t cook them, surely make it, to feel all taste of this Asian dish.

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  • Flour - 600 g.
  • Lard - 1 pcs
  • Egg - 1 pcs
  • Mutton - 300 g.
  • Pork - 300 g.
  • Onion of the small size - 2 pieces
  • Peeled water - 1 glass
  • Hot red pepper, black pepper ground, salt,taste

How to prepare Asian dumplings

  1. Process of preparation of dumplings is occupied by more time, than cooking of usual Siberian pelmeni. In the beginning dough for dumplings becomes. For this purpose water it is necessary to warm up, add well salt and egg, having stirred a fork or a small spoon.
  2. In a big soup plate fill 1 glass of a flour, do a pole in the middle and pour in that water there, and after add all other flour.
  3. Now mix thoroughly everything, doing dough. If dough doesn"t turn out, it is necessary to add a little more flour.
  4. After preparation of dough, leave it in a plate for half an hour, having covered from above.
  5. Start cooking stuffing for dumplings. Meat to cut on small slices by means of a knife. To process fat and a bulb on the meat grinder. After that, mix meat with the turned-out forcemeat. Add spices, salt and 2 tablespoons of water to future stuffing for dumplings. mix everything again. Put slightly more salt that stuffing turned out juicy.
  6. Take a piece of dough, stick together into a sausage and cut on pieces. Roll each slice before formation of a small saucer.
  7. In each preparation from dough put 1 tablespoon of forcemeat. Mold from them dumplings.
  8. Oil a lattice of a mantovarka with water and to steam a dish about 45 minutes. The dish can be cooked in a steamer if you aren"t find a mantovarka.

Note. Besides a mantovarka, dumplings can be cooked in a double boiler. In all traditional Asian recipes, recommend to cut in small pieces meat, but not to grind on the meat grinder.

In addition, you will be able to find and other recipes of dumplings on ours the culinary site .

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