Tepsi Mantısı Recipe

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  • Serving: 6
  • Prep time: 60 m
  • Cook time: 30 m
  • Ready in: 1:30 h
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Tepsi Mantısı, a delightful variant of the classic Turkish dumpling, is an easier and less time-consuming version of the traditional Mantı. This dish involves layering thinly rolled dough and a savory minced meat mixture, baked to perfection, and typically served with yogurt and a sumptuous sauce. It’s a perfect blend of convenience and traditional flavor, suitable for family dinners and special occasions alike.


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Total Nutritional Values

Total Fat
150 grams
Saturated Fat
60 grams
500 mg
Dependent on added salt
Total Carbohydrates
300 grams
Dietary Fiber
10 grams
5 grams
150 grams


  • 1-Prepare the Dough

    In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the egg and gradually mix in enough water to form a smooth, pliable dough. Knead well. Let it rest for 30 minutes.

  • 2-Make the Filling

    Mix the ground meat, chopped onion, paprika, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  • 3-Assemble Tepsi Mantısı

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Roll the dough into a thin layer and place it on a greased baking tray. Spread the meat filling evenly over the dough. Cover with another layer of rolled-out dough.

  • 4-Cut and Bake

    Gently cut the layered dough into squares or diamonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

  • 5-Prepare the Sauce

    In a small pan, melt the butter, add paprika, and red pepper flakes. Cook for a minute.

  • 6-Serve

    Serve the baked Mantısı hot, topped with garlic-infused yogurt, melted butter sauce, and a sprinkle of sumac or red pepper flakes.

  • Conclusion

    This Tepsi Mantısı recipe is a testament to the versatility and rich flavors of Turkish cuisine, offering a simpler way to enjoy traditional Mantı without compromising on taste.

Smart Tips

  • Dough Consistency: The dough should be thin but sturdy enough to hold the filling. Rolling it evenly prevents uneven cooking.

  • Meat Selection: For a juicier filling, use a mix of beef and lamb, or opt for leaner meat if preferred.

  • Flavor Enhancers: Add herbs like parsley or mint to the meat mixture for an extra flavor dimension.

  • Yogurt Topping: If desired, add minced garlic to the yogurt for a tangy kick.

  • Browning the Top: For a crispier top layer, broil the Mantısı for the last few minutes of baking.

  • Pre-cutting the Mantı: Cutting the Mantı before baking ensures that it cooks evenly and is easy to serve.

  • Sauce Variations: Experiment with different sauce recipes, like using tomato sauce or a creamy tahini sauce for a different flavor profile.

  • Leftover Strategy: Refrigerate any leftovers and reheat in the oven for a quick and satisfying meal.

  • Serving Size: Tepsi Mantısı can be quite filling, so adjust portion sizes accordingly, especially if serving with sides.

  • Pairing with Sides: Complement this dish with a light salad, pickled vegetables, or a simple cucumber and tomato salad.

  • Freezing Option: You can freeze the unbaked Mantısı and bake it straight from the freezer, adjusting cooking time as needed.

  • Vegetarian Version: For a vegetarian variant, substitute the meat with a mixture of finely chopped mushrooms, spinach, and feta cheese.

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