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Make Dolmas, A Stuffed Grape Leaf Treat

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This video shows how to make Dolmas, a baked dish of meat, rice, and nuts stuffed inside grape leaves.
Ingredients
  Fresh grape leaves/Pickled grape leaves 150 Gram (12-15 leaves)
  Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground meat 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Optional)
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), chopped
  Nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Fresh herbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red chili pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Other ingredients
  Garlic bread 1 Pound, sliced
  Mixed vegetables 3 Cup (48 tbs), chopped (divided)
  Garlic chutney 2 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.

MAKING
FOR DOLMAS
2. In a bowl, add meat, rice, onion, garlic, ginger, nuts, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.
3. Place grape leaves on work surface. Put 2 tablespoonful of mix over them and warp the leaves.
4. In a casserole, arrange the wrapped dolmas. Spread over the raisins.
5. Add red chili pepper and pour the olive oil over them.
6. Cover the casserole and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

FOR BREAD
7. Toast the garlic bread in microwave oven for 5-10 minutes

FOR SALAD
8. In a bowl, put half of the fresh mixed vegetables. Add garlic chutney and mix with vegetables. Add half of the yogurt and olive oil. Toss well
9. In another bowl, combine the remaining fresh vegetables with yogurt.

SERVING
10. Serve the Dolmas with Toasted Garlic Bread, Thepla and Fresh Salads. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ground Meat
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Subtitle: 
Stuffed Vegetable Dish
If you love your Mediterranean food, you will kill for these dolams. Chef Bhal Dave tells you easy way to prepare this stuffed grape leaf treat using the freshest of ingredients. All you need is some inspiration to get started with this. Rest assured, your friends and family won't stop talking about it for years.

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