Manti Steamed Dumplings made with ground beef and pumpkin. Popular across Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Delicious with sour cream - Russian Manti (Манты)
There are many ways to shape manti, here are my 2 favorites. Put about a generous tablespoon of meat mixture into the circle piece of dough, careful for the meat not to touch the sides of the dough or it won't stick shut. Pinch and close the opposite sides of the dough together (corner to corner) until you have a little pinched dough pocket. Place on a tray and put in the freezer until frozen solid. Put in ziploc bags until ready to steam (or you can eat them fresh as in the next step).
Bring water in your mantavarka (steamer) to a boil. Place the steamer trays over the water and steam manti for about 30-40 minutes, until the meat is cooked.
Serve with Sour Cream and dill, or Lazadhzan, or with ketchup.