Stuffed apples recipe (Alma dolmasi)

Stuffed apples
Dolma, or stuffed vegetables, are a mainstay of Azerbaijani cuisine. The name comes from a Turkic verb meaning “to fill” or “stuff”, “dolmaq” in Azerbaijani. The most popular dolma in Azerbaijan are stuffed vine leaves, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers or cabbage leaves. Apple dolma make an unusual, tasty alternative, however, with a pleasing contrast between the...

Stuffed quince recipe (Heyva dolmasi)

Stuffed quince
Dolma, or stuffed vegetables, are a mainstay of Azerbaijani cuisine. The name comes from a Turkic verb meaning “to fill” or “stuff”, “dolmaq” in Azerbaijani. The most popular dolma in Azerbaijan are stuffed vine leaves, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers or cabbage leaves. Quince dolma make an unusual, tasty alternative, however, with a pleasing contrast between the tangy...

Onion dolma recipe (Sogan dolmasi)

Onion dolma
The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Onion dolma are a tasty winter alternative to stuffed aubergines, tomatoes and peppers. Preparation time: 50 min Cooking time: 30-40 min Serves: 3 to 4 Ingredients 8-9 large onions 300 g/12 oz minced veal or lamb or a combination of the two 50 g/2 oz short-grained rice (optional) 50 g/2...

Sweet and sour stuffed cabbage leaves recipe (Tursh-shirin kelem dolmasi)

Sweet and sour stuffed cabbage leaves
The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Cabbage dolma, or stuffed cabbage leaves, are popular all year round in Azerbaijan, but especially in winter when other vegetables are not so widely available. We give below a recipe for a sweet and sour cabbage dolma. Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 people...

Stuffed cabbage leaves recipe (Kelem dolmasi)

Stuffed cabbage leaves
The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Cabbage dolma, or stuffed cabbage leaves, are popular all year round in Azerbaijan, but especially in winter when other vegetables are not so widely available. We give below a standard filling for cabbage dolma with chickpeas. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves:...

Stuffed aubergines, peppers and tomatoes recipe (Badimjan, biber, pomidor dolmasi)

Stuffed aubergines, peppers and tomatoes
The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Stuffed aubergines (eggplant), peppers and tomatoes are a very popular form of summer dolma across Azerbaijan. Usually, all three are made at the same time. As in yarpaq dolması (stuffed vine leaves), the stuffing is based on minced veal or lamb or a combination of the two. Preparation...

Vine leaves stuffed with fish recipe (Baliq dolmasi)

vine leaves stuffed with fish
The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. While vine leaves stuffed with minced lamb and beef are the most popular forms of dolma in Azerbaijan, fish dolma are a refreshing alternative. Stuffed vine leaves are served as a main dish in Azerbaijani cuisine, whereas in other countries they are often served as an appetizer. Azerbaijani...

Stuffed vine leaves recipe (Yarpag dolmasi)

Stuffed vine leaves
The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Stuffed vine leaves or yarpag dolmasi are one of the most popular forms of dolma. Stuffed vine leaves are served as a main dish in Azerbaijani cuisine, whereas in other countries they are often served as an appetiser. Azerbaijani dolma also have a distinctive round shape, unlike the Turkish...