Arab recipe- Mantu (Arabic: منتو‎)

Arab recipe- Mantu (Arabic: منتو‎)

Mantu (Arabic: منتو‎) is part of the traditional cuisine of the urban areas of Hejaz (western Saudi Arabia). This area is used to receiving Muslim immigration from Central Asia and elsewhere and this incorporate elements of immigrant cultures into the local cuisine. Today, mantu is a common meal in cities like Jeddah and Mecca.

Mantu is a delicious appetizer that my children love. It’s also healthy and a nice, light treat for breakfast during Ramadhan. 

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For dough:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • More/less ¾ glass of water
  • salt

For filling;

  • 1/4 kg minced beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients for the dough until it is no longer sticking to your palm and soft. Set a side.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the stuffing (filling).
  3. Take a small piece of dough, flatten in and fill it with the stuffing. Shape it. Do this until the dough is finished.
  4. Put the filled dough into a steamer. Steam for 20 minutes.
  5. Ready to serve

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Qathrun Nada Djamil

A wife and a mother of 4 children. Lives at Jeddah-Saudi Arabia.Graduated from faculty of Law-University of Indonesia, Jakarta-Indonesia. Finished diploma of Business English at Business Training Limited -England

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