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How to smile & make tortellini (turkish)

I'm stranded in Turkey after 3500 km. on my bicycle and today I visited a restaurant to learn more about the Turkish dumplings "Manti": beef tortellinis served with yoghurt and red pepper sauce.

7
STEPS
INGREDIENTS

This portion serves 4

Find a tortellini restauant to get inspired...

Find a tortellini restauant to get inspired...

Walk in, smile, use body language, smile, use more body language and find yourself suddenly folding dumplings together with a muslim on the 2nd floor...

Walk in, smile, use body language, smile, use more body language and find yourself suddenly folding dumplings together with a muslim on the 2nd floor...

Turkish food-art!

Turkish food-art!

The young girl cries if she dosen't get tortellini or chocolate. I totally understand.

The young girl cries if she dosen't get tortellini or chocolate. I totally understand.

It is SO hard to wait for Turkish manti tortellini!

It is SO hard to wait for Turkish manti tortellini!

Before heading home to cook yourself, take a photo with the bosses. It makes them both happy and proud. Smile. Cute moms ;) Yes she tries to steal my tortellini bag!

Before heading home to cook yourself, take a photo with the bosses. It makes them both happy and proud. Smile. Cute moms ;) Yes she tries to steal my tortellini bag!

Let's start: combine your flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add your eggs (can be made without) and water. Use 'em hands, my dear. Form a soft dough. You know how to do this.

Let's start: combine your flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add your eggs (can be made without) and water. Use 'em hands, my dear. Form a soft dough. You know how to do this.

Work, work, work. Use 'em muscles! Cover and rest for 30 minutes.

Work, work, work. Use 'em muscles! Cover and rest for 30 minutes.

You try to get a picture of two booties but you fail. They start smiling... You smile back! Everything is fine...

You try to get a picture of two booties but you fail. They start smiling... You smile back! Everything is fine...

I like this Turkish smile a lot. Her name is Ekin.

I like this Turkish smile a lot. Her name is Ekin.

While the dough is resting: have a look around a Turkish home. This for example is a beautiful shelf.

While the dough is resting: have a look around a Turkish home. This for example is a beautiful shelf.

Kitchen-love always adds something extra to your food. So don't hold it back!

Kitchen-love always adds something extra to your food. So don't hold it back!

Chop it, cry, chop more, cry more. Keep 'em eyes open... Add!

Chop it, cry, chop more, cry more. Keep 'em eyes open... Add!

Dried mint & chili - always chili. It makes you sweat - we like. Keep your eyes open a bit longer...

Dried mint & chili - always chili. It makes you sweat - we like. Keep your eyes open a bit longer...

Mix meat, onion, mint leaves, chili, salt & pepper. Stop crying.

Mix meat, onion, mint leaves, chili, salt & pepper. Stop crying.

There you go. A hungry Turk in the background.

There you go. A hungry Turk in the background.

Get ready to roll out that dough! Find a long stick. Now we are talking.

Get ready to roll out that dough! Find a long stick. Now we are talking.

Be prepared for a serious piece of work now. Welcome to the factory. Forgetting to smile is a common mistake at this stage...

Be prepared for a serious piece of work now. Welcome to the factory. Forgetting to smile is a common mistake at this stage...

But try anyway, okay?

But try anyway, okay?

Close-up beef Manti cam. . .

Close-up beef Manti cam. . .

Uncooked babies. Aren't they adorable?

Uncooked babies. Aren't they adorable?

Cook 'em for like 20-25 min.

Cook 'em for like 20-25 min.

Find your yogi yogi. Fat or not. It's all up to you!

Find your yogi yogi. Fat or not. It's all up to you!

Make a quick sauce: heat oil, fry garlic and red pepper - add salt and favorite spices. Done. OR: buy you favorite sauce :)

Serving option 1: mix yogi, sauce and tortellinis.

Serving option 1: mix yogi, sauce and tortellinis.

Option 2: Serve it with yoghurt and red pepper paste on top. Eat it on a sunny terrace among your freshly laundered clothes :) Turkey, I think I love you.

Option 2: Serve it with yoghurt and red pepper paste on top. Eat it on a sunny terrace among your freshly laundered clothes :) Turkey, I think I love you.

Continue the good vibes with a cold beer and some Turkish karaoke with your dinner-mates.

Continue the good vibes with a cold beer and some Turkish karaoke with your dinner-mates.

Eventually head out in the warm night and invite 'em tortellinis for a dance or two. Smile. Tortellini makes you happy.

Eventually head out in the warm night and invite 'em tortellinis for a dance or two. Smile. Tortellini makes you happy.

  • 2.0c Flour
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 2.0 Eggs
  • Water as needed
  • 2.0 Onions
  • 1/2lb Beef
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic (sauce)
  • 8.0oz Plain yogurt (sauce)
  • 3.0Tbsp Vegetable oil (sauce)
  • 1.0 Red pepper (sauce)