Filled Grape leaves

Filled Grape leaves

Ingredients for 3 to 4 persons:

  • 300 gr. Grape leaves
  • 250 gr. minced meat
  • 225 gr. Risotto rice
  • 2 tbsp. dried mint
  • 2 tbsp. paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • Pepper & Salt
  • 80 ml. Lemon juice
  • 1.5 L. Water
  • 15 ml. Lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic


  1. Rinse the grape leaves with cold water several times.
  2. Rinse the rice with cold water.
  3. Mix the meat, 80 ml. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. dried mint, tomato puree, paprika powder along with the rice.
  4. Spice it with salt and pepper.
  5. Take a grape petal leave 1 finger free and place a bit of stuffing in it.
  6. Iron the filling horizontally with your hand through the petal.
  7. Fold the free section and sides on the filling and roll well to the end.
  8. Cover the bottom of a deep pot with some loose leaves and place the garlic and the rolled leaves nicely.
  9. Cover again the rolled leaves in the jar with some loose leaves.
  10. Place an appropriate plate reversed on the rolled grape leaves in the jar and cover with 1,5 l. water.
  11. Bring the pot to the boil, put the heat at low temperature and let it cook for 1 hour.
  12. Add 15 ml. lemon juice and 1 tbsp of dried mint and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.


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