Grape Leaves 5 Best Recipe With Various Fillings

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Grape leaves is one of the ancient Ottoman food dishes known in the Arab countries, especially the Levant, Egypt, and Iraq, where it can be considered a main meal served alongside meat or chicken, or as an appetizer served alongside the various main dishes, and the methods of preparing grape leaves recipe depending on the ingredients. In its preparation, there are grape leaves with rice, or with pine nuts filling, or with meat, or with chicken, so we will introduce you to our topic in this topic about different ways of cooking grape leaves.

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It’s also one of the simple, popular Arab dishes that are famous in all Arab countries. Since it is prepared in many ways according to the customs followed for this dish in every country, this dish is famous in Palestinian cities with the name of varicose veins, and in Jerusalem with grape leaves, and Lebanon and Syria with elanji, and each of them is prepared in a somewhat different way. Grape leaves are a beloved meal for all individuals and families, without exception. As it is characterized by a very delicious taste, and here we will present the method of preparing grape leaves.

Benefits Of Eating Grape Leaves

  • The grape leaves dish contains high nutritional value, as it gives me vitamins such as Vitamin A, which is important for the health of the skin, bones, digestive system and eyesight.
  • It also contains vitamin K, which is important to increase the health of the body, prevents blood clotting, and helps to speed up wound healing, some injury, and blood loss.
  • Green grape leaves contain anti-inflammatory substances that reduce the incidence of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
  • It contains a percentage of dietary fiber that improves the health of the digestive system and helps to satiety. Therefore, grape leaves can be eaten during the diet, but you should not overeat it.
  • It reduces the risk of cardiac arrest.

How to make stuffed grape leaves

There is more than one recipe to make stuffed grape leaves, but here we will mention how to make grape leaves stuffed in two different ways depending on whether or not the meat is used:

Grape Leaves With Vegetables And Meat

Grape Leaves Recipe
Preparing60 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Serves4 Persons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix rice, meat, tomatoes, onions, parsley, ghee, black pepper and salt together well.
  2. Extend grape leaves so that their rough surface is up.
  3. Put a small amount of the meat mixture in the center of each vine leaf.
  4. Bend the sides of the leaves, then roll them over the filling until you reach the end, and close completely.
  5. Place a small plate at the bottom of a bowl, then stack the stuffed grape leaves on top.
  6. Place a small dish on top of grape leaves, and press them with it.
  7. Put lemon juice, mint, garlic, and broth over the grape leaves, and let it cook over a low heat until it becomes tender.

Grape Leaves With Pomegranate Molasses

Preparing20 minutes
Cooking time120 minutes
Serves5 Persons
Grape leaves with pomegranate molasses

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak the rice in water for a quarter of an hour, then filter it.
  2. Mix the rice with mint, parsley, tomato, onion, and all the spices.
  3. Add half the amount of pomegranate molasses, and a quarter cup each of lemon juice and olive oil.
  4. Stuffing grape leaves with the rice mixture.
  5. Put the potato slices in the cooking pot, then stack the stuffed leaves on top, and cover them with a large plate.
  6. Mix the water and the remainder of the pomegranate molasses with the remaining liquid from the filling, put the mixture on the fire, leave it until it boils, then put it on top of the grape leaves.
  7. Leave the grape leaves on a low heat until soft, and put the remaining oil and lemon juice on top of it, half an hour before it becomes tender.
  8. Leave the vine leaves to cool completely, then serve it with lettuce leaves and lemon slices.

Grape leaves with meat

Grape leaves with meat

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice with cold water, then mix it with the minced meat, cinnamon, mixed spices and parsley in one bowl.
  2. Spread out a grape leaf, and put a teaspoon of the previous mixture in the middle.
  3. Gather the edges of the grape leaf, and wrap it together until it has a cylindrical shape.
  4. Repeat the previous two steps until all the amount of grape leaves and the minced meat mixture are finished.
  5. We put the rolled leaves in a cooking pot, sprinkle the face with an appropriate amount of salt, and then immerse it in water.
  6. Place a flat plate on the leaves so that they do not move, and put the saucepan on a medium heat to cook for a third of an hour.
  7. Pour the grape leaves over the grape leaves the lemon juice, and leave them on the stove for an additional ten minutes until they are completely cooked.
  8. Remove the pot from the heat, put the grape leaves in a plate, and serve hot.

Making Grape Leaves With Pine Nuts And Tomato Paste

Grape Leaves With Pine Nuts

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak grape leaves for a third of an hour in a bowl of hot water.
  2. Heat six teaspoons of the oil in a pot over a low heat, then add the onions to it, and stir continuously to wilt.
  3. Add tomato paste, pine nuts, salt, rice, ground black pepper, mint, mixed spices and leeks to the mixture.
  4. Stir the ingredients well until they are completely cooked, then remove the mixture from the heat, and leave it aside to cool.
  5. Put a teaspoon of the rice and pine mixture in each grape leaf, then roll it tightly and repeat this process until the filling and paper are used up.
  6. Spread the tomato circles on a saucepan, then arrange grape leaves on top.
  7. Mix two thirds of a cup of water with the rest of the amount of oil, sugar, and fresh lemon juice in a bowl.
  8. Pour the mixture over the grape leaves, then put the bowl on a low heat for an hour until the rice and the paper are flat.

Grape Leaves 5 Best Recipe With Various Fillings

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 50 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Grease the base of a bowl with olive oil.
  2. Distribute the vegetable circles in the bowl in layers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and carrots.
  3. Mix the rice, tomatoes, mint, parsley, green onions, lemon juice, and spices together, then put the mixture in a colander over a bowl, until all the dripping juices accumulate in it.
  4. Spread the grape leaves in a row, and put three quarters of a tablespoon of the rice mixture in the middle of each leaf, then bend the ends, and roll the leaves on the filling well.
  5. Distribute the stuffed grape leaves in layers also over the layers of vegetables in the bowl.
  6. Put a heat-resistant dish on top of the grape leaves, so that it remains wrapped, then put the accumulated juices on top of it.
  7. Leave the grape leaves to cook over medium heat.
  8. Cover the bowl when the juices begin to boil.
  9. Leave the grape leaves to cook over low heat for forty-five to sixty minutes, until they are completely cooked.
  10. Lift the pot from the heat, and leave the stuffed until it cools.
  11. Turn the vine leaves into a serving dish, and serve with green onions and mint leaves.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 5


Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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