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Dolmeh Veggie

Dolmeh Veggie

3 oz (85g) Grape Leaves 1 Bunch Parsley (1 oz / 28g) 1/4 Bunch Dill (0.3 oz / 8g) 1/4 Bunch Mint (0.4 oz / 10g) 1/2 Cup Rice 1/4 Cup (18g) Current Raisins 1/4 Cup (18g) Pine Nuts 2 Limes 1 Small Onion 4 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt, Ground Chili Pepper, Paprika PREPARATIONS: 1- Dice the onions. 2- Mince the parsley and dill and mint. 3- Heat the grape leaves in a microwave or simmer in water. DIRECTIONS: 1- Fry diced onions in 2 tbsp olive oil until translucent. 2- Add in pine nuts, minced herbs, current raisins and rice. 3- Zest a fresh lime, add in salt, pepper and paprika. 4- Squeeze in a fresh lime and add a cup of boiling water. Stir until well mixed. 5- Over medium heat, simmer the mixture until the water is evaporated. 6- Lay a grape leaf on a working surface, place a spoon of the mixture on top and wrap the leaf around it. 7- Cover the surface of a pot with a layer of grape leaves, and lay the wraps agains each other so they don't unwrap. 8- In a small bowl, combine a cup of warm water, 2 tbsp olive oil, a fresh lime juice, and pour on top of the wraps in the pot. 9- Place an empty plate on top of the wraps (this will prevent from unwrapping during the boil). 10- Cover the pot with a lid. Over a low heat, simmer the wraps for 45 minutes. 11- Turn off the heat and allow half an hour to cool down. Grape leaf wraps can be served hot or cold.

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Veggie Dolmeh Valories & Nutrition Values

Veggie Dolmeh Valories & Nutrition Values

Vegetable Grape leaf wraps can be served hot and cold, side or main course. Each wrap contains high amounts of vitamin C and very high amounts of vitamin B6. It is also very high in manganese. Manganese is a crucial element to our health. Its benefits ranges from bone health, skin and blood sugar. Grape leaves are filled with antioxidants. They contains high amounts of vitamin A and K. They are high in fiber, calcium and iron. Rice is also high in fiber. The combination of grape leaves, rice and parsley, dill and mint makes each wrap high in antioxidants. 3.5 oz (100g) of grape leaf wrap has 208 calories (112 calories from fat). It contains no cholesterol. It contains 2.7g protein and 2.4g of dietary fiber. Each wrap contains 30 percent vitamin C and about 17 percent of vitamin A.

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     "Saffron Ice Cream"

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cream (Whip Cream)
  • 1/4 Tsp Saffron (Zafran)
  • 1/2 Liter Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Rose Water
  • 1 Tsp Salep
  • Pistachios

1- Soak 1/4 tsp saffron for 20 minutes.
2- boiling water.


1- Pour 2 tbsp cream into a plate, spread the cream across the plate evenly and put it in freezer for 2-3 hours.
2- Boil the milk and pour it into a bowl.
3- Add the saffron and rose water to the bowl and stir.
4- MIx the sugar and the salep in a separate bowl then add it to the milk bowl gradually while stirring.
5a - Place the bowl in a large ice-filled bowl and keep stirring for half an hour. fill with more ice if needed. Put the bowl in refrigerator for half an hour and repeat the above step until it becomes creamy or resembles ice cream.
5b- Pour the mixture into a ice cream making machine and churn for 20 minutes or until resembles ice cream.
6- put the ice cream in a container and freeze it for at least 3 hours before serving.
7- Smash the frozen cream (Step 1).
8- Sprinkle the ice cream with pistachios and frozen cream when served.

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