CATEGORIES: Baking, Breakfast, Beef, Chicken, Fish, Lamb, Pasta, Pork, Ramen, Vegetarian

Meat sauce

3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp diced ginger
1 cup water
1/2 cup red wine
2 tbsp tomato paste
fresh green chilis (to taste)
salt, pepper

Yogurt sauce
1 cup full fat yogurt (I used Greek)
1 clove garlic, pressed
salt, to taste
juice of 1/2 a lime or lemon

Dumplings
2 scallion bunches, green tops finely chopped (leave out the white part)
salt, pepper
pinch of red chili powder or red chili flakes
fresh green chilis (to taste)
1 tsp minced garlic
~20 or so round wonton or gyoza wrappers

Mix the yogurt sauce and allow to sit out and come to room temperature. Make the meat sauce: heat oil and saute onion for a few minutes, then add ginger and garlic, and ground coriander and fresh green chili. Add beef and allow to brown. Add water and wine until it is reduced. Add tomato paste and allow to continue reducing for several minutes. Make dumplings: combine chopped scallions, garlic, salt, pepper, chili in a bowl. Spoon a small amount of mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper, dip finger in bowl of water and trace outer edge of wrapper, fold in half circle and press firmly. Heat a pot of water, salt, boil dumplings for about 5 minutes, drain. Assemble each plate by spooning some yogurt mixture, then some dumplings, then a generous spoon of the meat sauce followed by a dollop of yogurt.

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