Dolmeh Kalam (Stuffed Cabbage Leaves with Sweet-sour Sauce)

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Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is an Iranian version of Stuffed cabbage leaves

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Separate the leaves carefully from the head of the cabbage.
  2. blanch in boiling water for about 5 minutes until limp.
  3. Do not overcook.
  4. Drain in a colander.
  5. Cut out the thick secion[ribs], only removing the lower portion.
  6. Combine the mince with onion, rice, herbs and turmeric.
  7. Add 1 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Divide mixture into 18 portions.
  9. spread a cabbage leaf flat on the work surface and place one filling portion on the base of the leaf.
  10. Roll once, fold in the sides and roll up into a firm package.
  11. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  12. Line a heavy pan with cabbage trimmings or a well washed outer leaf.
  13. Pack rolls in close together in layers.
  14. Add 1 cup cold water and invert a heavy plate over the rolls.
  15. cover, bring to a simmer and cook gently for 45 minutes.
  16. Blend sugar and vinegar and add to pan.
  17. tilt pan to blend liquids.
  18. Cover and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  19. Serve with chelou or flat bread.