Monday, December 16, 2013

Turkish Dumpling


For the Dough

  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • Warm water

For the Fill

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper

For the Sauce

  • Greek yogurt
  • Minced garlic
  • Cannola/vegetable oil
  • Red flare pepper
  • Dry mint, oregano


To prepare the dough take a large bowl and put flour, egg and salt into it. Knead it by adding little amount of warm water until it becomes a soft dough.

Cut the dough into 6, 7 pieces, take one piece and start rolling. You can use a regular rolling pin, but it is better to use a slimmer one to make the base thin.

To prepare the fill, take a large bowl put ground beef, chopped onions, salt and pepper and knead them.

Place small pieces of beef on the half part of the base with equal distances. 

Then cover them with the other half of the base.

With the help of a shot glass, cut them into small pieces. You can also cut it with knife and cover with your hands, but it will take longer.

You can either fry or boil them. I preferred to boil which is a more common method. To boil them, take a large pot and add boiling water and a little salt in it. Put dumplings in the water and boil about 20 minutes, they will rise after 20 minutes.

To prepare the sauce mix minced garlic with yogurt and put it on the dumplings. Then take a small pan, add some oil and put it on medium heat. When it fries add red peppers and wait about 30 seconds and take it from the heat.

Put this sauce over the dumpling mixed with yoghurt. Decorate with mind and oregano. Enjoy!

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