Friday, February 11, 2011

Turkish Dishes: Dolma

"Dolma" - Stuffed capsicum

Stuffed Dolma

This is one of my wife's favorite dish in whole Turkish cuisine, because I believe, it contains rice! The dish looks a big complicated but it really does not take much time to cook.

Serving: 4 persons
Cooking Time: 40 mins

You will need:
8 pieces of green capsicum (Make sure that the shell is not too thick.)
2 cups of rice (Rice needs to rest in a warm water for about 20 minutes)
1 tea spoon cinnanom
1 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon sugar
1/2 cup dried mint
1/2 cup black pepper powder
2 tomatoes
1 cup of olive oil
2 table spoon pine nuts
2 table spoon black raising or ribes nigrum which is really hard to find in Qatar.
1 table spoon pimento(all spice - this is optional, it might be difficult to find this)
1 onion

How to cook:
Heat the olive oil. Toss your pine nuts, let it turn a bit pinkish. Add chopped onion. After 10 minutes, pour the rice  - just make sure that the water is drained after soaking. Simmer all this for about 5 minutes and add the spices with two glasses of water. Wait until the mixture absorb the water. Place the mixture in a separate cup to cool down.

Capsicums top part need to be removed using a knife. Remove all seeds and sprinkle salt inside the capsicums.

When the rice mixture cooled down, you can start adding the mixture inside. Leave a half inch for the tomato  - this will be used as cover later on.

Put the filled capsicums in the pot half-filled with water. Cook slowly for about 30 minute in a medium heat.

Afiyet Olsun!

PS: This is our entry to ABC Wednesday: D is for Dolma.

Another PS - Wife note: Dolma is not my favorite just because it has rice in it - it's because it was one of the food served during our wedding day. It triggers happy memories.



  1. Glad it has such happy memories. It does remind me of stuff I've eaten we just called, boringly, stuffed peppers.
    Thanks for participating!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. well, it is called stuffed peppers. ;) thanks! looking forward to the rest of the letters!

  3. Wonderful to have food reminders of happy times. I have to try making dolmas.


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