Total time : 1 and half hour
Level : Medium
Serve : 6
Hello everyone! As the weather is getting colder, I decided to make this tasty cabbage recipe. Cabbage may not be the friendliest of vegetables but this recipe is truly delicious. It it will make u feel warm inside in these cold winter days! Cabbage is also very healthy and is rich antioxidants , vitamin C , rich other essential vitamins which is another reason why this recipe is great! hope you enjoy!
1000 gr. -1500 gr, cabbage , removed the center core of cabbage and removed the outer leaves
300 gr. beef , minced
1 cup basmati rice , washed ,dried
1 big onion , diced
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp butter , room temperature
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp parsley , chopped
1 tsp dried mint
2 tbsp water
FOR COOKING INGREDIENTS :
1 litte onion , chopped
1/2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp butter
3 tbsp olive oil
Melt the butter and olive oil in a deep medium saucepan over the medium heat . Add the tomato paste , stir and remove the heat , set aside .
Bring to boil water in a big saucepan over high heat . Add the cabbage leaves and steam just tender ,about for 40-50 second , then transfer into cold water and simmer with a slotted spoon , set aside .
Place the onion , butter , ground meat , rice , salt , pepper , parsley , mint and 2 tbsp water in a bowl . Combine them and then , on a work surface , lay out cabbage leaf ( cut it like a medium envelope size ) . Place a teaspoon of filling in the base of the leaf . Fold the sides over and firmly roll up. Cover the filling and fold up .
Place remaining leaves in the saucepan in a layer . Place the dolmas in the saucepan . Add 1 tsp sea salt and Lay a plate over the top to press the dolmas . Cover the lid and cook over a low heat for 35-40 minutes , checked it , if the dolmas liquid is reduced ,add more hot water again . It is done , remove from the heat and let a rest for 5 minutes , serve with yogurt sauce .
FOR YOGURT SAUCE DIRECTIONS :
Combine 2 cup yogurt ,1 cloves minced garlic and 1/4 tsp sea salt in a medium bowl , stir and serve with dolmas .
Bon appetite !