Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mahshy warqenab (Stuffed Grape Leaves )

Recipe by:meedo

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1 1/2 jar (454 g) Grape leaves pickled in brine, rinse each leaf before use.

2 Large tomatoes,sliced.
2 Large potatoes,sliced.
Juice of one lemon.
pinch of salt.
3 Tablespoons olive oil.
enough boiling water to cover the stuffed grape leaves.

For Filling:
3 cups short grain white rice(known here as Egyptian rice), washed and drained.
2 teaspoons dried mint.
2 teaspoons dried parsley.
1/2 teaspoon Arabic Gulf mix spice*.
salt (to taste).
Juice of two lemon.
1/4 cup olive oil.
2 tomatoes,finely chopped.
3/4 cup scallion(green onion),finely chopped.

1)Mix well all filling ingredients.

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2)Place grape leaves side up on a plate,place a rounded tablespoon of filling on each
leaf,roll up firmly,folding in sides to enclose filling.

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3)Cover base of 30 cm heavy-based pan with tomatoes & potatoes slices,place stuffed grape leaves in layers over tomatoes & potatoes,pour over combined lemon juice,oil,salt & boiling water.

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4)Place a plate on top of stuffed leaves to keep stuffed leaves in position during cooking.
5)Simmer,covered,over low heat about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until cooked through.

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Mahshy warqenab also known as Dulma,yabre.
Every Arab country make it with different filling & spices.
*for spice you can use allspice.
also you can use minced meat in the filling.
This recipe can be made a day ahead & serve cold to enjoy the better flavor.

Enjoy angkatkening& Ramadan Kareempeluk

19 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

wow these are awesome

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a wonderful speciality I adore!

Cheers,

Rosa

Chef Jeena said...

Happy Ramadam.

This is an amazing recipe.

I love how you pile the grape leaves on top of potatoes and tomatoes, great pictures too.

Slipstitches said...

jazakallaahu Khair, cannot wait to make this!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...that's very new to me...looks yum...As per the event Joy From Fasting To Feasting (Season-II) send me the links of the recipes which are prepared specially in Ramadan....u can also send from the archives.....I am thinking of a database for Ramadan Recipes from the globe.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you for adding the logo.....

Parita said...

Happy Ramadan...this is something new to me..looks amazing

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These sound so good! I love making stuffed grape leaves, but I have never cooked them potatoes and tomatoes and I think that sounds amazing! Will certainly try next time!

meeso said...

Looks great, and healthy, too!

Soma said...

Just recently we had Dolmas. Loved it. I love the filling you have done & thanks for that illustration in wrapping .. so neatly done.

Sylwia said...

I am gonna make them tomorrow since I have already grape leaves and didn;t have clue what to do with them:)

Su said...

if i wanted to make it with minced meat and do i cook it differently? also i heard some people put meat with the potatoes in the bottom for flavor can u explain about this?

Quest said...

nothing says arab more than mahshy ya gameel :_)

ramadan kareem sis!
Q

Arabic Bites said...

Thanks everyone.

Su,
The cooking method still the same,& also you can add the meat in the bottom with the potatoes,just make sure to add enough boiling water to let all the ingredients cook well.
Hope this help.

zainab :D

Moon said...

Very Nice Recipes.

Muslim Wife said...

Assalaam Alaikum! Wow, masha'allah, these look amazing...just like the rest of your food! I made the mistake of finding your blog when I was fasting and needless to say, that was a hard day of fasting ;) I've been hooked to your blog ever since and keep coming back for inspiration and recipes. May Allah accept your fasting, efforts and deeds, ameen!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I adore stuffed grape leaves, but have never made them. Thanks for the recipe!

Diana Bauman said...

This looks delicious! I've never used grape leaves, but have been wanting to for quite some time! Wonderful recipe!

Anonymous said...

ASsalamu alikom wr wb
Is is possible to make these in a frying pan since all my pots are tiny! Or, a crockpot?
Jzk sis
Nat

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