Mante - Stuffed Dumplings

Lena Artunian
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Stuffed Dumplings also known as Mante, is a traditional Armenian/Middle Eastern dish that is so simple, yet so time-consuming!
Mante can be eaten and enjoyed in a variety of different ways; either boiled in chicken broth as a soup or baked and topped with tomato and a garlicky-yogurt sauce.
Traditionally, the dough is made by hand, but an easier alternative is to use Asian wonton wrappers to speed up the process and convenience. This recipe includes an easy dough recipe.
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For the Stuffing

  • 1 lb Ground Beef 85/15 fat ratio
  • 1 small Onion Grated
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp 7 Spice / All Spice
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Jalapeno Chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Tazah Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp. Aleppo Pepper
  • 1 handfull Parsley Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tazah Sumac

Homemade Dough

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 pack Wonton Wrappers Substitute for the Homemade Dough

Tomato Sauce

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic Crushed
  • Pinch of Salt


For the Homemade Dough

  • Put the flour, salt, egg and oil in a food processor and add water.
    2 cups Flour, 1 tsp Salt, 4 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, ½ cup Water, 1 Egg
  • Kneed and rest the dough for 30 minutes.

For the Tomato Sauce

  • Combine chicken broth and blend in tomato and pepper paste.
    2-3 cups Chicken Broth, 1-2 tbsp Tazah Tomato Paste, 1 tsp Tazah Pepper Paste
  • Allow to cook separately.

For the Yogurt Sauce

  • Mix together all ingredients together.
    1 cup Yogurt, 2 Cloves of Garlic, Pinch of Salt
  • Drizzle this sauce on top of wonton dough manti, sprinkle sumac and eat it crispy.

For the Mante

  • Cut your wonton dough into 3-4cm squares.
    1 pack Wonton Wrappers
  • Combine all the meat and spices together and mix together.
    1 lb Ground Beef, 1 small Onion, 1 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Black Pepper, 1 tsp 7 Spice / All Spice, 1 tsp Paprika, 1 Jalapeno, 1 tbsp. Tazah Tomato Paste, 1 handfull Parsley
  • Put a small pinch of meat in middle of each square of pastry and pinch the two sides in a boat shape.
  • Coat the bottom of your tray with oil and arrange the mante boats side by side.
  • Bake in preheated oven 350° F until the bottoms and tops of mante boats are golden brown. About 35-45 minutes. (every oven configuration is different)
  • Drizzle with yogurt sauce or eat in the tomato broth.

Before Serving

  • Serve the mante in individual soup bowls.
  • Drizzle the tomato sauce over the mante and then top it with a dollop of yogurt-garlic sauce in the center.
  • Drizzle with sumac & aleppo pepper.
    1 tbsp. Aleppo Pepper, 1 tbsp Tazah Sumac
  • Anoush (Enjoy)!


Keyword Dumplings, Mante, Manti
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