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Homemade dolmadakia

Dolmadakia is a traditional Greek food but its origin is oriental. At many meals, dolmadakia are served either as a side dish or as a main course.

Dolmadakia is a traditional Greek food but its origin is oriental. At many meals, dolmadakia are served either as a side dish or as a main course. They have a special process but the result is amazing. The word dolmas is of Turkish origin and means ” Stuffing”.

Ingredients

  • Minced beef 500 g
  • 400 g scalded vine leaves
  • Caroline rice 1/2 glass of water
  • 1 large grated onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil 1 cup of coffee
  • Vegetable cube 1 piece
  • Mint 1 tablespoon finely chopped
  • Dill 1/2 bunch chopped
  • Water 1 1/2 glass

Directions

  • Wash the vine leaves, cut off the stems and warm them slightly in a pot with a touch of olive oil.
  • Place them in a colander and allow them to drain.
  • Clean the rice from foreign bodies, wash and drain it.
  • In a deep bowl, add the minced meat, grated onion ,rice, salt and pepper, mint, dill, a little olive oil and knead well with your hands.
  • Put minced meat in each sheet and roll them up one by one.
  • In the bottom of a casserole dish, place a few sheets of meatloaf and lay the dolmades on top in a circular or vertical order, but close together.

  • Melt the vegetable cube in the water and add it to the pot.
  • Place a plate on top to prevent them from opening and bake for about 50 – 60 minutes until the leaf is soft and the rice is cooked.
  • Add a little more water if necessary.

Tip:

  • You can serve them with yoghurt.
  • Dolmas can still be cooked without minced meat.
  • If you want a more special taste in the dolmades without minced meat you can add pine nuts, it will give a different and more oriental taste.
  • In addition to vine leaves, lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves or even beetroot leaves can be used.


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