Bansh recipe

Bansh (банш) is a traditional Mongolian steamed dumpling that is often filled with meat or vegetables. Here’s a Bansh for recipe that serves 4-6 people:


  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 250ml water
  • 300g ground meat (beef or lamb)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for greasing
bansh recipe


In a large bowl, combine the flour and water to make the dough. Knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 20 minutes. Mongolian food

In a separate bowl, mix the ground meat, chopped onion, salt, and pepper.

Roll out the dough into thin sheets, about 1-2mm thick. Use a round cutter or cup to cut the dough into circles.

Place a spoonful of the meat mixture onto each circle of dough. Fold the dough over to form a half-moon shape and pinch the edges together to seal.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Grease a steaming basket with oil to prevent the dumplings from sticking.

Place the dumplings in the steaming basket and steam them for about 15-20 minutes, until they’re cooked through.

Serve the Bansh hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Note: Some variations of Bansh call for adding different vegetables or herbs to the meat mixture, such as cabbage, carrots, or cilantro. Feel free to experiment and adjust the filling according to your taste.

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