Mamtu: The dumplings of Northern Pakistan

Mamtu: The dumplings of Northern Pakistan

Mamtu is a steamed boiled dumpling filled with minced meat of lamb or beef. The meat is mixed with onion, chili, garlic, and different traditional spices. It is usually served with sauce and toppings such as yogurt, parsley, vinegar, and chili sauce. The grated meat sauteed with spices is wrapped up in the flour and then steamed is just amazing and delicious.

Mamtu in gilgit baltistanMamtu steamed in Steamer

It is also called Gilgit-Baltistan samosa. The only difference is that it is not fried but steamed. They are called the “Dumpling of the North”. This dish is actually from China and was adopted by the people of Gilgit and now is famous as Mamtu.

You must taste this delicious and aromatic dish if you visit the Northern region of Pakistan.

Where to eat Mamtu in Gilgit Baltistan:

If you are visiting Gilgit Baltistan and want to try this dish, here are a few places where you can eat these scrumptious dumplings:

Raja Mamtu corner:

Raja mamtu corner is known for its fresh dumplings made especially for dumpling lovers.

Address: Near Karakoram cooperative bank park road kashrot, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan 15100.

Michael Mamtu Cafe:

They also served delicious mamto in Gilgit.

Address: 7G2Q+R6F, Minapin Nagar Road, Khun Minapin, Gilgit-Baltistan.

Mamtu De Skardu:

You can eat mamtu from there if you are near the Abasi guesthouse in Skardu.

Address: 7JQM+M2W, Hasnain Nagar, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan.

North Food Corner:

North Food Corner also serves Mamto along with other traditional dishes of Balti Cuisine. It also had a great ambiance and sitting area.

North Food Corner mamtu

Mamtu from North Food Corner

Address: Haji Sherbaz Market Near Sehat Foundation, Danyore, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan 15100.

Bismillah Mamtu dumplings:

Address: 7MR5+G8F, RHQ, Hospital Rd, Gulshan e Ali, Skardu