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Sini Manti

Manti is a traditional Armenian dish similar to Shishbarak served with two kinds of sauces, tomato, and yogurt.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Armenian


  • Stand Mixer.
  • Pasta Roller


For the Dough

  • 2 cups pasta flour – I used Pivetti by Juthour
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 4 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Water

For the Meat

  • 250 grams minced beef
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • ¼ cup parsley finely diced
  • ¼ TSP Black Pepper
  • 2 TSP Mixed Spices
  • ½ TSP Salt

For the Yogurt

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt to taste
  • For the Tomato Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 500 ML Chicken or Beef Stock – I used Chicken
  • 2 TBSP Tomato Paste
  • 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • ½ TSP Paprika
  • Salt to Taste

For Garish

  • Sumac
  • Dried Mint


For the Yogurt

  • Mix the yogurt, garlic, and salt. Set aside so the flavours an infuse.

For the Dough

  • In a bowl of your stand mixer mix flour and salt.
  • Add vegetable oil and one egg and mix in.
  • Gradually add the water.
  • Allow to mix until the dough sticks to the dough hook.
  • Remove, divide into two balls.
  • Flatten into disc and cover with cling film.
  • Place it in your fridge for 45 minutes.
  • When you take the dough out of the fridge flour your work surface and roll out the discs.
  • Cut in half and roll using your pasta cutter.
  • I roll two times per number until I reach # 4.
  • So that's 8 times rolling the dough.

For the Beef

  • Mix 250grams of ground beef, 1 small diced onion, and one quart of a cup of chopped parsley.
  • To season your beef, add 1 TSP Black Pepper, 2 TSP Mixed Spices and 1/2 TSP of Salt.
  • Mix the beef mixture very well by hand, and shape into balls, approximately 1 TSP in size.

For Tomato Sauce

  • Cook one garlic clove in some olive oil until fragrant.
  • Add 500 ML of your stock of choice (beef or chicken) i used chicken.
  • Add 2 TBSP of tomato paste and mix well.
  • Add in 1 TBSP of lemon juice.
  • Season with salt to taste and half a TSP of paprika.

To Assemble

  • Bake manti in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 220.
  • When you take it out of the oven, top with tomato sauce. You will hear a drizzle that will make you smile.
  • Top with yoghurt mix.
  • Garnish with dried mint and sumac.