Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/8 cup oil
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 lbs ground beef
- 2 medium onions
- 1/4 tsp Salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp 7 spice
- 2 L yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tbsp mint
1. Mix all the dry ingredients for the dough and then slowly add water while kneading. Once the dough comes together, knead for another minute then let rest in a greased bowl for about 15-30 minutes. *This is a yeastless dough.
2. Chop and pan fry the onions until translucent, then add the ground beef and keep mixing until fully cooked, add spices and salt.
3. Assemble dumplings by rolling out a portion of the dough and cutting round pieces, about 5 cm in diameter (the size of the circles will determine the size of your dumplings) using a round cutter. Put small spoon fulls of the meat and onion stuffing into the center of the circles and then fold in half and press the edges together to seal. Next, take the two edges of the half circle and fold on top of each other to form a small dumpling shape, press the edges together to seal.
*Tip: If you don’t have a cutter, you can use a glass cup by simply flipping it over!
4. Arrange dumplings on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. Since they’re small, they bake fast so keep an eye out!
5. In a bowl dissolve corn starch with water. In a pot, add the yogurt and egg and mix thoroughly using a whisk. Add the corn starch and water solution to the pot and mix well again before putting the pot on the stove.
*These steps are essential to keep the yogurt thick and prevent it from curdling, everything must be mixed thoroughly PRIOR to adding heat.
6. Put the pot on high heat and stir until it reaches a boil. Reduce to low heat and mix occasionally for 30 minutes.
7. Add the crushed cloves of garlic and mint in the yogurt and mix together.
8. Add the dumplings to the yogurt and immerse in the yogurt, remove from heat after 5 minutes.
Ladle into bowls and let cool before serving. You can cover the bowls and leave overnight in the fridge to solidify, and will still taste amazing when cold.
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