Mantia

Mantia is an Albanian dish that is widely used in Kosovo, generally in the Balkans. I have inherited this recipe from my mother, the only thing I have changed is to add red pepper. This is something you can also serve to guests at parties such as baby showers, move-in parties, family birthdays, baptisms, etc. Something you can also serve as appetizers.

I spend about 1 hour and 30 minutes on this delicious recipe here.

You need:

  • 1 kg/ 2.2 pounds of flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4.7 deciliter/ 2 cups water
  • oil

For Filling:

  • 500 g of ground meat
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt

This is what you do:

You start by adding a little oil in the frying pan and roast the meat dough, finely chop the onion and bell pepper. Then add salt, paprika powder, and some food mix seasoning. Let the filling fry in low temperature.

Then you start with the dough. Add the flour to a bowl, then add salt and lukewarm water and stir the dough. At the end, add some cooking oil.
Then put the dough in the kitchen counter and knead the dough, then divide the dough into small pieces and knead the dough pieces into small balls.
Then take a rolling pin and roll the small ball until they get a little thinner and round in shape.
Add cooking oil over each small dough and let rest for a few minutes.
Then fold two dough shapes over each other and spread it out with your hand to a larger round shape. Then divide it into 4 large triangles. Then add the meat filling in the middle and fold the sides of the side first, then fold them on the other side as well, the last part you fold, fold it all the way to the other side of the dough filling. You do this with all the dough until there are no more dough shapes left.

Then add a little butter over before roasting mantiat. Bake at 220 ° C / 428 ° F for about 30 minutes.

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