Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saçaklı Mantı

Saçaklı Mantı
1 leaf of Turkish yufka*, first roll it, than cut it into strips about
1 cm wide
1 large chicken breast, skin and bone in
2 cup chicken broth
1 cup chickpeas, canned, rinsed and drained
1 onion, cut in small pieces
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp crushed tomato, canned

Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup plain yogurt, in room temperature
2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Red pepper
Cayenne pepper

Place the chicken breast in water to cover, add salt and pepper. First bring to boil, then turn the heat down. Simmer the chicken breast for about 20 minutes. Take the chicken out of the stock. Discard the skin and the bones and let it cool down. Tear it apart in medium sized chunks with your fingers.

Saute the onion with olive oil for few minutes. Add the chickpeas,crushed tomato and chicken broth. Cook for about 7-8 minutes over low heat. Now, add the chicken pieces in it, stir.

Meanwhile spread yufka strips all over the oven tray. Preheat the oven 375 F (180 C) and bake until the colour turns to light beige. Place yufka in a serving dish. Pour the cooked chickpeas, chicken with the broth all over them. Yufka should soak the stock.

Mix all the sauce ingredients, spread all over them.. Heat up the olive oil with the peppers, pour all over the dish. If you like sprinkle some dry mint also.

2 servings.

*You should use Turkish Yufka to make Sacakli Manti. Do not use Phillo Pastry:)



At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Tarlan Bara said...

Binnur Hanim,

I wondered if one can use 10 inch flour tortillas in place of yufka to make this dish, and also, can tortillas be used making the water borek?
Evvelden tesekkurler.

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At 11:37 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Tarlan,
I`ve never used tortillas instead of yufka. So if you like give it a try:)
But, you shouldn't use tortillas to make water borek, sorry:)


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