Lentil Manti (Turkish Dumplings) – Lentils.org

Lentil Manti (Turkish Dumplings)

  By lentilsorg  , , , ,     

May 27, 2020

.0 0

Manti is a type of dumpling popular in most Turkic cuisines and are typically stuffed with a spiced meat mixture in a dough wrapper and either boiled or steamed. Our version swaps meat for well spiced lentils for a vegetarian alternative. Alternatively you could also blend your meat and lentils.

  • Prep: 40 Minutes
  • Cook: 10 Minutes
  • 40 Minutes

    10 Minutes

    50 Minutes

  • Yields: 10


  1. Roll dough out to a very thin rectangle, roughly 2 mm thick. Divide into 1.5 inch (4 cm) squares.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine lentils, onion, parsley, sumac, and harissa. This will be your dumpling filling.
  3. Fill each square with roughly ½ Tbsp (7 mL) of filling, and close each dumpling in the shape of a square based pyramid.
  4. Heat a pot of water up to a boil and add dumplings in batches to the pot. They will only take 10 minutes at maximum to cook.
  5. Transfer to a holding pan with a slotted spoon.
  6. While dumplings are boiling, mix yogurt, garlic, mint, chili flakes, and lime juice in a bowl and set aside.
  7. When ready to serve, portion out dumplings and dress each serving with a dollop of yogurt sauce.


2 lb (1 kg) pre-made pasta dough

1.5 lb (750 g) whole red lentils, cooked and drained well

1 cup (250 mL) yellow onion, minced

3 Tbsp (45 mL) flat leaf parsley, minced

2 tsp (10 mL) sumac

2 tsp (10 mL) harissa

3 cups (750 mL) non-fat greek yogurt

2 Tbsp (30 mL) garlic paste

2 Tbsp (30 mL) mint, minced

2 Tbsp (30 mL) red chili flakes

1 Tbsp (15 mL) lime juice


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size273 g
Sodium920 mg
Potassium401 mg
Protein24 g
Cholesterol125 mg
Sugar4 g
Total Fat12 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Total Carbohydrates67 g
Dietary Fiber8 g