Pelmeni (Russian Dumplings)

This is a traditional Russian dish that is made in many Kazakstani homes.

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 eggs

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 pound ground beef

1/2 pound ground pork

2 medium onions, finely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Garlic, to taste


To make the dough, combine the flour, eggs, water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Knead mixture. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Mix the ground beef, ground pork, onions, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic together. Roll the dough into a thin layer and cut into small circles. Place a small amount of meat in the center of each circle of dough. Fold the edges of the dough over the meat to form a ravioli-shaped dumpling. Boil the Pelmeni in salted water for seven minutes, or until they float to the surface. Serve them in soup plates with sour cream or in broth.

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