Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Gushtli manti (Manti with meat)
This is one of our ancient and famous recipes, from first bite you'll be in love with this meal:) When I cook Mantis even "my nothing eater" daughter enjoys them. She says "mommy cook Manti everyday".
I must tell that, in original recipe you must use fat of lamb's tail, but I understand that not every where you can find this kind of fat, so sometimes I use olive oil instead of lam's fat. But know that you must rather use lamb's fat, because it has own aroma and taste, your Mantis will be juicy, delicious and very nourishing.
We cook Mantis in our special dish- Mantiqozon, but you can use simple steam cooker.
300gr of mutton, chopped in very small cubes, or minced
70 gr fat of lamb's tail cut in medium sized cubes(or 3 tbsp of olive oil)
2 onions, chopped
Cumin seeds, ground pepper
Salt as taste
200 gr of water
1 tbsp salt
Chopped coriander leaves
Mix salt with water, slightly beat the egg, add in water and make dough,cover it and leave it for 15 min
Mix meat, onions, salt and all spices
Roll the dough in very thin flat round, cut in to the 2x2 inch square pieces. Don't worry if they are not in same size:) Put in every square 1 tbsp of meat, and 3-4 cubes of fat. Pinch the corners diagonally, and again pinch the edges. Place Mantis in steamer and cook over medium heat for 40 min.
Serve with sour cream, and chopped coriander leaves. Mmmmmm yummy:)