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Mantu Traditional Afghan Dish

How To Cook Delicious Mantu in No Time
Learn How To Cook a Delicious Afghan Dish

You need the following ingredients and tools to cook a tasty mantu, the traditional Afghan dish, at your home. 


1 Lb ground beef
1 1/8 tbsp salt ( as needed)
1 tbsp pepper (as needed)
1 ½ tbsp coriander ground
¼ tbsp cumin ground
2 large finely chopped onions
1 package wonton wrappers
2 tbsp tomato paste
6 tbsp oil
¾ cup yogurt
¼ tbsp dried mint
2 mashed garlic gloves
boiled water


1) Filling: Combine ground beef, onions, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander ground and 1 cup water in a skillet; stir and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Let it cool off.

2) Place wrappers on a cutting board covered lightly with flour one at a time then pour 1 cup of cold water in a bowl. Dip your index finger in the bowl of water and rub the edges of the wrapper to make it wet. Place one tablespoon of the mixed beef on the bottom half of the wrapper. Bring the other half on top of the bottom half making a triangle. Take two opposite corners each in different hands and seal them together making a bow. Place the oil in a bowl and dip the bottoms of the filled mantu in oil and place them in a (steam cooker) or you can spray some oil inside the steam cooker. Both ways can be possible then steam the dumplings for 40 minutes or longer on a medium heat.

3) Sauce: While waiting, place the remaining of the mixed beef filling in the skillet with tomato paste and cook it uncovered for 10 minutes.

4) Yogurt: Add garlic, 2 teaspoons of water and mint to the yogurt mix.

5) To serve, put a layer of the yogurt on a flat serving plate ghori; then place the mantu on top of the yogurt plate. Afterward put another layer of yogurt on top of the manto and add a layer of the mixed beef sauce. Then sprinkle some fresh or dry mint on top of the plate. Now your delicious Afghan mantu is ready to serve.

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