If you are engaged in homemade dumplings, you should also add the recipe for Russian dumpling (pelmeni or peljmeni) in the cooking book of your own. It is considered as the heart of Russian cuisine and a preferred main dish of both kids and adults alike.
The word “pelmeni” roughly translates to “little ear”- the shaped appearance of these dumplings when folded traditionally.
Russian dumplings are commonly filled with ground beef, pork, and sometimes lamb, and served with red-wine vinegar, black pepper, melted butter, sour cream or broth. If you are interested in trying it right at your kitchen, look the recipe below.
Russian DumplingsCourse: MainCuisine: RussianDifficulty: Easy
If you are engaged in homemade dumplings, you should also add the recipe for Russian dumpling (pelmeni or peljmeni) in the cooking book of your own.
- For the dough
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour , plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs (room temperature)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2/3 cup water (tepid)
- For the filling
8 ounces ground lean pork
8 ounces ground chuck beef
1 large onion (finely grated)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine eggs, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and half of the flour. Add the remaining flour and mix until a smooth dough forms.
- Transfer the mixture to a lightly floured surface and knead until no longer sticky (about 5 minutes). Cover the dough with an airtight and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Put onion, ground pork, ground beef, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and mix well. Keep the filling in the refrigerator and covered until ready to use.
- To form the dumpling, break off the dough into 8 pieces. While roll one piece into a finger-width cylinder, keep the rest covered.
- Cut this into 10 pieces. Roll each of the 10 pieces into a 2-inch circle.
- Place a teaspoon of filling on the circle almost to the edges. Fold the edges of the dough over the meat to create a half-moon. Pinch the edges together to make a small ear shaped dumpling.
- Place a large saucepan of salted water on to boil, add in dumplings and boil until they float to the surface (7 minutes).
- Transfer to a dish and served hot with melted butter, sour cream and red-wine vinegar, if desired.
- As Russian dumplings are traditionally filled with meat and served with other foods (sour cream, melted butter,…) you should watch your intake while on a diet.