“What would be so delicious to please my family this weekend?” I thought and decided to cook dolma. I will share with you my grandmother's favorite recipe. It's so simple that every novice housewife can easily add this delicious, nutritious dish to her menu. And so that you can be sure of this, I will give here a step-by-step recipe for making dolma in grape leaves.
Kitchen appliances and inventory
- a saucepan with a thick bottom with a capacity of 4-5 liters;
- frying pan with high sides with a capacity of up to 3 liters;
- meat grinder;
- sharp knife;
- cutting board;
- spatula for mixing minced meat;
- gravy boat;
- a bowl with a capacity of 2 l;
- a bowl with a capacity of 1 l;
- tea spoon;
- glass 200 ml;
- flat plate;
- a decanter or bottle with a capacity of 2 liters with ordinary water - as a load.
|Grape leaves||60 pcs.|
|For minced meat:|
|Rice||0.5 stack. (about 80 g)|
|Bulb medium||1 PC.|
|Dried mint||1 tsp|
|Vegetable oil for frying onions||0.5 stack.|
|For the vegetable pillow:|
|medium sized carrot||1 PC.|
|Celery (or large onion)||3 stalks (or 1 pc.)|
|Vegetable oil||2 tbsp. l.|
|Yogurt without flavor||200 ml|
The first thing to prepare is grape leaves. You can use fresh grape leaves for our recipe, from which to make dolma. But today I will tell you a recipe for making dolma from canned grape leaves. Harvesting grape leaves for dolma for the winter must be done in advance or purchased ready-made leaves on the market.
Try to choose pleasant-smelling, not very sour, otherwise they will need to be soaked additionally. Take small, medium-sized leaves.
Beef should be taken from the part where there is more fat: it can be the neck or beef edge, or another part of your choice. Rice is usually taken round.
It is better to use yogurt of medium fat content without fillers - 2-2.5%.
Now - about the process itself. It can be divided into 6 stages. So, let's begin.
Stage 1. Rice preparation
Stage 2. Stuffing for dolma
Stage 3. Rolling dolma rolls
- we bend the lower edges of the leaf onto the filling;
- we cover the left and right with the side parts, pushing the resulting lump away from ourselves, carefully fold the roll.
Stage 4. Preparing a vegetable pillow
Stage 5. Cooking dolma
How long to cook dolma? You need to keep it on fire for 40 minutes.
On the table, this magnificent dish is necessarily served with some kind of sauce. For dolma, you can prepare a sauce of sour cream, kefir or yogurt. We will cook with yogurt.
Step 6. Making the Sauce
Similarly, you can cook dolma in grape leaves in a slow cooker.
Vegetarians are also found among dolma lovers. In this case, the filling is prepared without meat. You can add grated carrots to rice and slightly overcook along with onions.