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yalanji-recipe ‫‬
  • Yield : big dish
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 60 m
  • Cook Time : 60 m
  • Ready In : 2:0 h


  • • 1/2 a kg of grape leaves.
  • • 1 &1/2 a coffee cup of rice.
  • • 3 medium sized red onions.
  • • 2 bunches of parsley.
  • • 1 bunch of mint.
  • • 1 kg of fresh tomatoes.
  • • 1 coffee cup of olive oil.
  • • 2 sour lemons.
  • • Salt & pepper.


Step 1

• Put the grape leaves in boiled water for few seconds to wilt them then move them to a strainer. Mince the onions finely and do so for parsley and mint also after washing them well.

Step 2

• Mix the minced components with washed rice and a part of tomatoes after peeling and mincing them finely.

Step 3

• Add to this stuff the oil, salt, sweet and hot condiment.

Step 4

• Fill the grape leaves and half it into circular layers in the cooking pot after putting the remaining amount of tomatoes in the bottom of the pot.

Step 5

• Add more salt and tomato juice and a little of hot water. Cover the face of the filling with a turned dish and then cook it on a strong moderate fire.

Step 6

• After an hour approximately raise the dish and then add sour lemon juice. Keep cooking on a simmer until the filling becomes well cooked.


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