How to make Grape Leaf Dolmas -

A delicious and a must try recipe made by stuffing rice mixture in grape leaves.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Grape Leaves (अंगूर के पत्ते ), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

Grape Leaf Dolmas

Grape Leaf Dolmas Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Grape Leaf Dolmas Recipe

  • Grape Leaves 20

  • Spinach 1/2 cup

  • Lemon juice 2 1/2 tablespoon

  • Lemon wedges to serve

  • FILLING Spinach blanched and chopped 1/4 cup

  • Rice 1/4 cup

  • Salt

  • Currants 1/4 cup

  • Scallions finely chopped 1

  • Parsley chopped 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 teaspoon

  • Dill finely chopped 2 teaspoon

  • Lemon rind grated 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder to taste


Step 1

Rinse the grape leaves and place them in a heat proof bowl.

Step 2

Pour enough boiling water to cover and soak for one hour. Drain well.

Step 3

Coat the leaves with olive oil and lemon juice evenly.

Step 4

Place rice and two cup of water in a pan and add a pinch of salt and bring it to boil Lower the heat and cook until all the liquid is absorbed.

Step 5

Set aside to cool. Add currants, spinach, scallions, parsley, coriander leaves, dill, lemon rind and white pepper powder to the cooled rice and mix well.

Step 6

Place a grape leaf on clean board.

Step 7

Place a tablespoon of the rice mixture and roll into cylinder shape. Serve cold with lemon wedges.

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