Russian Tortellini known as Pelmeni

A fast way to prepare a traditional Russian dish


Pork Mince250grams
Beef Mince250grams

Utensils and Tools

Cutting Board2
Dinner Spoon1
Rolling Pin1



#1Put the flour into a big recipient. You can use a glass to measure the amount.
#2Make a hole in the middle and pour a glass of water into the flour.
#3Add a half tea spoon of salt.
#4Mix all ingredients with a spoon first then use your hands to work with the dough.
#5Once the dough is firm and unified, cover it iwht a transparent film and leave it to rest in a warm place for about 30 - 40 minutes


#6Pill and cut the onions. It is better to cut onions in very small pieces.
#7Add onion to the mince and mix them together. Add salt depending on your taste. For a mild saltiness you need 2 tea spoons. You can add pepper as well.


#8 Prepare a big flat surface for rolling out the dough. Spread a little bit of flour to prevent the dough sticking to the surface.
#9Roll out the dough in a thin sheet using the rolling pan.
#10Take a clean glass and press on the dough to cut out circles.
#11Take equal portions of the mince filling, make meat balls, and palce that in the middle of each circle until all circles have meat.
#12Take one dough cirlce with the meat. Pull a little bit the edges of the dough if necessary. Close the dough first creating the half moon shape and then stick the corners together.
#13Once all Pelmeni are shaped, it is better to store them in the freezer. It is also better to freeze them for at least 2 hours before cooking. it will prevent them from sticking.


#14Boil water in a cooking pot. Add one spoon of salt and 3 bay leaves.
#15Once water starts boiling, add frozen Pelmeni. Stir gently to prevent them from sticking to the walls of the pot.


#16Pelmeni are ready when they float on the surface of the boiling water. Serve Pelmeni to a plate. Add sour cream, butter or vinegar if desired.

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