Pelmeni: Russian Dumplings

Pelmeni: Russian Dumplings
Staff Writer

Tatyana of "Everyday with Tatyana"

Pelmeni

Pelmeni is a popular small Russian dumpling made with extremely thin dough. This variety, made by Tatyana of "Everyday with Tatyana" is filled with beef and pork. These make perfect appetizers.

8
Servings
555
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

Dough

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon extra fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs

Filling and Pelmeni Preparation

  • ½ pound fresh ground pork meat
  • 2 teaspoons each: sea salt, fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh ground beef
  • 1 large onion, pureed
  • 5 garlic cloves, pureed

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • small bunch fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Directions

Dough

Whisk together eggs, water and salt in large bowl.

Add flour gradually, mixing first with spoon, and then using your hands. Dough needs to have a medium firmness – knead dough on well flour surface for 4 to 5 minutes until dough is uniform and elastic.

Divide dough in half and keep covered and let rest for at least 30 minutes.

Filling and Pelmeni Preparation

First, combine all filling ingredients together in bowl, cover and set aside

Roll dough out on floured work surface into large rectangle, to about the thickness of pasta sheets.

Use 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter and cut as many circles as possible.

Place 1½ teaspoons of filling onto each circle. Flour hands well and shape ravioli by pinching together the seams, forming a semi-circle then bringing the two edges together.

Place prepared ravioli onto flour pan until ready to cook. Can recombine scraps of dough and roll out again.

To cook ravioli, heat a large pot of well salted water to boiling. Cook ravioli in small batches for about 8 minutes.

Remove with slotted spoon into bowl. 

Dressing

Combine ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and toss with ravioli. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
71g
55%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
58µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Calcium, Ca
88mg
9%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
366mg
52%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
502mg
33%
Water
61g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Russian Dumplings Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Russian Dumplings Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.