Friday, January 7, 2011
Erinchoq dolma "Lazy dolma"
"Erinchoq dolma" is new dish. It is almost like "Karam dolma" but easier as you don't have to roll out cabbage leaves with meat filling inside, but just julienne cabbage, make some meat balls and cook:)
300 gr of minced meat (lamb or beef)
100 gr of short grain rice, washed
30 gr of butter, melted
1 very small egg
1 small onion peeled and well chopped
Salt to taste
100 gr of vegetable oil
2 medium sized onions, peeled and sliced
2 small tomatoes, well chopped
1 small cabbage, shred
3-4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and quartered
Salt to taste
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of ground pepper
2 tsp of ground coriander
Mix well meat, chopped onion, butter, egg, salt and rice all together. Form small balls with palms of your hand. Set aside.
In deep pan, heat oil well and put in onions. Fry onions on a high heat until light golden and transparent. Add in tomatoes and spices and fry until oil separates out. Set the heat on low.
Layer half of shred cabbage and put all the meat balls on it. Again layer shred cabbage on top of meat balls and place potatoes over cabbage. Sprinkle some coarse salt, pour in 100 ml of water. Set the heat on high and bring water to boil. Lower the heat, cover the lid and cook for about 30-40 min or until rice is soft and ready. At the end, check for saltiness and take from heat.
Serve sprinkling some fresh chopped greens and enjoy!