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Vegetarian dolma
October 27, 2009 12:26PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum. Here's a bell pepper dolma "recipe". I cook by smell and sight, so I don't have the measurements! I'm not sure where else to post. The links for recipes have a Greek listing, but no Armenian one.

Parboiled basmati rice
soaked and drained cracked wheat (coarse)
pine nuts or boiled "channa dal" (a yellow legume that maintains its form after cooking; from Indian stores)
fresh chopped parsley
fresh chopped spinach (12 ounce bag)
chopped green onion
dill weed
mint (little bit)
Rinsed fenugreek leaves (purchase dry herb at Middle Eastern or Indian markets)
pinch of cinnamon


tomato sauce
pinch of cinnamon

I parboil the rice and set it aside to drain ; then fry, in olive oil, the spinach, parsley and green onion. When parsley and spinach mixture is wilted, I add the rice and the rest of the ingredients. I fill the cleaned and hollowed-out bell peppers 1/2 full of this mixture and cook in tomato sauce over a low heat for a few hours.

Recipe inspired by my Armenian husband's memories of childhood meals.

Re: Vegetarian dolma
November 02, 2009 04:47PM
This sounds really good, jmale. smiling smiley
You can improvise on it too, my mom also adds chickpeas (garbanzos) or pine nuts.
Cloves are also a really good way to flavor it.
Re: Vegetarian dolma
November 19, 2009 12:10PM
I'm glad you like it. Garbanzos would be delicious; I'll have to try them that way. By the way, is this the correct place to post Armenian and other Middle Eastern recipes? I have several recipes that I think others would enjoy.
Re: Vegetarian dolma
December 01, 2009 09:17PM
Yes of course! Please post as many as you like! smiling smiley

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