Stuffed Cabbage Leaves (Zeytinyagli Lahana Dolmasi) Recipe

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Today i feel so sick , have fever, throat pain and coughing:( dont have too much energy but we had some cabbage at home and cooked it , it was so tasty so i couldnt avoid to share with you.
I cooked it veg but also you can cook it with ground meat as well..
Ingredients
1 medium cabbage (one that is not rock hard, but kind of soft when press on top, they're easier for taking the leaves out)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 gl of rice (200 gr)
salt
currant
mint
cumin
cinnamon
black pepper
sugar

Cook the onion with olive oil till they get golden brown. Add rice (before keep it in water for 5 min and drain) , after put all the other spices and ingredients, it will be a flovur harmoni. I added all of them around 1 tea spoon, just the mint and currant was more, but you can try your own mix as per your taste.. Cook it for few min.


On the other hand boil some water with salt in a big pot. Take out cabbage leaves one by one and add in the water, cook for 5 min . Take them out and place on a tray or a flat plate to cool down.



Once the leaves cool down. Place one on a flat surface. Cut the big vein of the leaf out; If you have a very big leaf, cut it into two.Add some rice filling to one cabbage leaf, closer to the bottom.

Fold sides of cabbage over the filling. Roll it up starting from the stem end.

Place rolled cabbage leaves in the pot lined with cut out veins and leaves in an orderly fashion.Pour lemon juice and hot water to cover the stuffed cabbage.Place a flat-ish plate on top of stuffed grape leaves so that they won't move around.Let it boil first on medium. Then cover and cook on low for 30-35 minutes.
Bon appetit...

18 comments:

Chef Dennis said...

I am sorry to hear your not feeling well...you did an outstanding job with those stuffed cabbage leaves, they look delicious!

Yesim said...

@Chef Dennis: tx u so much , happy to hear you liked,it s important for me..

zerrin said...

Your cabbage leaves sound fantastic! I love to squeeze lemon on them and have some yogurt near it. Oh, you made me crave for it right now! Wish I could grab one of those rolls. Yum!

zerrin said...

And hope you feel better very soon! We must be careful these days as there is a changing weather.

~RED~ said...

Hope you feel better, is that time of year! Lovely cabbage :) I just made Galumpki casserole ( lazy mans stuffed cabbage) Was wonderful!

gringarl said...

i love stuffed cabbage leaves and you did a great job thou your are not feeling so well.

Suchitra said...

hope you get well soon and needless to mention this is an amazing dish!

Cardamom Hills said...

gud luck for your health n u got my vote on the turkish site. i think u should do a post on that than sending it by foobuzz, probably u wud get more votes =)

JayP said...

What better food to eat than cabbage to make you feel better?! :) I've still not braved the cabbage rolling. One day...

Good luck with the Turkish blog competition. We've voted for you. Agree with Cardamom Hills. Do a post on it. :)

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines said...

Oh no, I think all the nasty colds are going around! I'd send you some soup if I could. Your rolls look so good, my husbands aunt makes them, I want to learn how one day! Feel better soon!
-Gina-

Yesim said...

Tx you so much to all, yea i ll make a post ,it was mind but yesterday evening my internet gone , there s a prob with the line how bad luck!! now i m at work, i suppose to work but i ve more important things to do:))

The Mom Chef said...

Beautiful recipe. My mother prefers to stuff cabbage leaves over grape every time. I like the flavor much better too.

Hope you feel better soon!

Adelina said...

Thanks for the recipe... We make a similar version with chickpeas.

Rich said...

I love dolmas! I always thought they had to be in grape leaves, though. And of course I could never find any grape leaves. You don't understand the awesome thing you have just done, here: you have enabled me to make dolmas. I cannot thank you enough!

Elisabeth said...

I have not made stuffed cabbage in such a long time...I make it 3 different ways, Eastern European, Israeli, and good old American way. Yours is delicious, and also vegetarian too, which I love!
Thank for the instructions for the voting, I was able to find it, and certainly voted. Good Luck, and hope you will win!

Yesim said...

tx to all:)

Anonymous said...

wow, Yesim, you have a great blog! we (o'zbekistanda) make these stuffed cabbages too, and we usually call them dolma or Russian word - golubcy. as we say, qo'lingiz dard kormasin - let your hands see no pain. :) i bookmarked your blog, and we'll be checking it out often! keep it up, its great!

Yesim said...

@ Anonymous : happy to hear u like it.. tx u so much for nice words..

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