Uzbek style steamed dumplings with a spiced tofu and pumpkin filling. Delicious as a light meal or served as part of a feast.
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Prep Time 30mins
Cook Time 30mins
200mlvegan sourcreamor yogurt
250gextra firm tofu
1teaspooncracked black pepper
125ml warm water
Cornflour for dustingcornstarch
Mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add the warm water, mix with your hands until a rough ball of dough is formed.
Set aside the dough and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Let it rest for 20 minutes to allow the flour to hydrate.
Once rested knead the dough for a short time until the dough is smooth.
Split the dough in half and work with each half separately. Cover the other half to stop it from drying out too much.
Roll the dough out to a thickness of 1mm using a rolling pin or a pasta machine.
Cut the dough into 10cm squares then cover in a thin layer of cornflour to stop them from sticking to each other. Prepare all the wrappers then set them aside while making the filling.
Make sure the tofu has been pressed for at least 10 minutes to remove excess water. The filling should have as little moisture as possible. Once pressed, crumble the tofu into a large bowl, the pieces should be no bigger than 1cm cubes.
Peel the pumpkin and potato then cut them into 1cm or smaller cubes. Add them to the bowl with the tofu.
Add the diced onion and the rest of the ingredients for the filling into the bowl and mix thoroughly to coat everything in the spices.
Fill each wrapper with roughly 1 tablespoon of the filling. Place the filling in the centre of the wrapper and wet the edges with a small amount of water. Bring each corner of the wrapper into the centre and crimp together along the edges to make a pyramid type shape. Now take two of the lower corners and pinch together, do the same with the other side.
Lightly oil the steamer trays or baskets and place the Manti on them. Don't let them touch as they will stick together while cooking.
Get a steamer up to a boil then steam the Manti for 30 minutes.
Serve immediately with some vegan sour cream.
Dumplings can be shaped in any way you find easiest.