Manti (Armenian Dumplings)

You guys love family recipes and with my husband, Andrew, being half Armenian, I wanted to share a recipe from his culture. Thankfully my friend Nicole from Kale Junkie shared her mom’s Manti recipe which is a classic Armenian dish. Like she says, it’s truly a labor of love and the beauty of it is that it brings family and friends together. You’ve got to try these comforting dumplings. Enjoy and follow us on Instagram for more family recipes!

Note: other cultures have their own take on Manti, this is just the one she grew up with and it was delish!

What You'll Need:

+ 1 small onion⁣ (I used yellow)

+ 1 pound ground beef (or lamb or turkey)⁣

+ 2 cloves garlic

+ 2 tsp paprika⁣

+ 1 tsp salt & 1 tsp black pepper⁣

+ 1/3 cup parsley (about 1/2 bunch)

+ Wonton wrappers⁣

+ 4 tbsp butter, melted (for greasing pan & brushing mantis) ⁣


+ 1 cup tomato sauce⁣

+ 3 cups chicken broth⁣

+ Salt & pepper⁣

Yogurt sauce :

+ 1 cup Greek yogurt⁣

+ 2 cloves garlic, mashed⁣

+ 1 tsp salt

+ Sumac for garnish


1. Add onion to a food processor and finely pulse. Add the beef, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, and parsley and pulse until mixed. Transfer meat mixture to a bowl.

2. Cut wonton wrappers into four small squares. Put a tiny meatball on each square. Dip fingers in water to dab on each corner of the wonton so you can close them. Make boats as shown here.

3. Melt 2 tbsp of butter and use it to grease a baking pan. Line up the Manti on the baking sheet (the closer together, the better). Use remaining melted butter to brush on top of the Manti.

4. Bake at 400˚F for 40 minutes or until golden and crispy (every oven is different so keep an eye on them – for my oven it was 35 min).

5. To make broth, add the ingredients to a small pot and bring to a simmer.

6. For the garlic sauce, add yogurt, garlic and salt to a bowl and mix well.

7. To serve, add a handful of Manti to a bowl, ladle broth on top, followed by yogurt sauce. Sprinkle sumac on top and enjoy!

Here’s a video of exactly how I made this Manti.

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