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yaprak (Grape Leaves)

grape leaves
  • Yield : 1 kilo
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 60 m
  • Cook Time : 60 m
  • Ready In : 2:0 h


  • • 1/2 a kg of long rice.
  • • 1 kg of grape leaves.
  • • 1/2 a kg of minced meat as desired (fine-coarse).
  • • Salt
  • white condiment.
  • • 1/2 a cup of lemon juice.
  • • 2 peeled heads of garlic.
  • • 3 spoons of ghee.
  • • 1kg of sheep's bones or 1kg of lab's steak.
  • • 1 spoon of dried mint
  • • 1 spoon of safflower.
  • • 1 chopped into slices lemon.


Step 1

• Boil grape leaves in the boiled water well for 4-6 minutes, then filter them and remove the stick from them.

Step 2

• Wash and filter rice well, then add salt, condiments, mint, safflower and minced meat and then stir well for 30 minutes.

Step 3

• Spread the grape leaves on a flat surface, and consider that the coarse part of them heading toward the top.

Step 4

• Put about a tablespoon of the stuff for every leaf, then fold the sides to the inside and then wrap them like fingers shape.

Step 5

• Put lemon slices in the bottom of the cooking pot then distribute steak on them.

Step 6

• Row the grape leaves fingers on the steaks but consider distributing garlic between them, then immerse them with water with adding 2 spoons of ghee, and then leave the pot until being boiled.

Step 7

• Reduce the heat and leave the pot on a back burner for 2 hours or until being cooked.

Step 8

• Pour and serve the meal hot with soup.


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