Stuffed Vine Leaves

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Easy

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  • 40 - grape leaves, ready to use from the package
  • 1 cup - bulgur wheat
  • 1 - onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 - red pepper, chopped
  • 1 - medium sized carrot, chopped finely
  • 3 pods - garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp - tomato paste
  • 1 cube - vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp - olive oil
  • 2 - tomato, sliced
  • 1 - onion, sliced
  • 2 - potato, sliced
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste

How to Make Stuffed Vine Leaves

  • To prepare the stuffing:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the finely chopped garlic, onions and saute well.
  • Then add, pepper and carrot. Cover the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of water along with the stock cube.
  • Add the bulgur, salt and pepper.
  • Cook it in medium to low heat.
  • Cover the pan and cook, till the water is completely absorbed and the bulgur is cooked.
  • Switch off and keep it aside.
  • To stuff the leaves:
  • Wash the leaves well, in warm water.
  • Keep the leaf on the rough side and stem facing you. Place a spoonful of filling inside and wrap it up.
  • Repeat the same with the 20 leaves.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and line the inside with vine leaves.
  • On top of that, arrange slices of onion, tomato and potato.
  • On top of it, arrange the stuffed vine leaves.
  • Repeat the same, until all the vine leaves get over.
  • Fill the pan with water, till the top of the leaves.
  • Keep a plate on the top layer and press it firmly.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook it in medium heat, for 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold with yogurt.
  • Recipe courtesy: Taste of Pearl City