Shish Barak dumplings in yogurt

Last weekend my husband and I as well as our two little rugrats, went to my visit my family.

While we were there I decided I really had a craving for Shish Barak and that we should make it!


It is very similar to the Turkish dish Manta.

You take dough, roll it out, and cut out circles. Then you fill them with meat. And you boil them in yogurt that’s mixed with a little water, salt and cornstarch to thicken it. You can also add mint or garlic to make it more flavorful.


I learned how to make shish barak by watching my mother in law and my husband’s aunt make it. They were visiting from overseas a few years ago.

It’s so tasty and perfect for iftar in Ramadan!

This article has 5 comments

  1. Mariam Sobh

    I didn’t follow a recipe.. just kind of made it up as I went along 🙂 But for the dough I take flour, water, some salt and a tad bit of oil and mix it until it comes together nicely. The filling is ground beef, onions and whatever spices you want (I like garlic and cinnamon and pepper and mint). The yogurt sauce is just a full tub of yogurt with a tiny bit of water to thin it and then some cornstarch mixed in to thicken it a bit. Add salt and garlic to the yogurt as well. You want to cook the yogurt slowly over medium/low heat until it boils then you add the dumplings and when they are cooked you turn it off. Hope that helps! 🙂

  2. qatheworld

    Looks like something I’d really like! I would also love if you’d post the complete recipe! 🙂

  3. Zainab

    mmmm do you have the recipe?

  4. Heba

    I just made that for iftar a couple days ago! It is one of my favorite dishes 🙂

  5. Fatin

    Yumm, that looks good

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