Manti: Turkish dumplings
These tasty Turkish dumplings consist of dough wrapped around a filling of ground beef or lamb, with onion and seasonings. It’s believed that Manti originated in China and was carried across Central Asia to Anatolia by migrating Turks. In Turkey, the smaller the Manti the more special the guest – because these dumplings are fiddly and time-consuming to make.However, in the Turkish cafes that are slowly populating the world, Manti is served in a myriad of forms and flavours. Baked with butter or simply boiled, Manti is often topped with yogurt and garlic and tomato sauce seasoned with the ever-present spicy red pepper. This comfort food is becoming known as a filling treat on a cold day – or a hangover cure after a big night.