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pelmeni recipe


  • Author: CHEFJAR
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8


A traditional Russian recipe for Homemade Pelmeni  filled with juicy chicken and beef filling. You can't resist these Russian buttery dumplings.


  • Dough for Pelmeni
  • Milk- 250 ml
  • Egg- 1 large
  • Vegetable Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- 1 tbsp
  • All- purpose flour - 500-550 gm or 3 2/3 cups
  • Filling
  • Ground chicken- 350 gm
  • Ground beef- 350 gm
  • Onion ( finely chopped)- 1 large or 2 medium
  • Garlic cloves( finely chopped)- 2-3
  • Olive Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaves- 2-3
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Dry dill/ fresh dill leaves- 2 tbsp
  • Toppings
  • Melted butter
  • Sour cream with vinegar


  1. DOUGH
  2. In a large bowl combine flour with egg. Mix well.
  3. Add oil, salt & pour milk. Knead the dough. You might require less or more milk( it depends on the quality of your flour).
  4. Form a ball, cover with plastic and leave for 40-45 minutes.
  5. Filling
  6. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet. Saute the chopped onion till golden.
  7. In a large bowl combine ground chicken, ground beef, the sauteed onion and chopped garlic. Add pepper,salt &dry dill. Mix well and leave for 15-20 minutes.
  8. If using Pelmeni Mold ( It is perfect for those who want to save time and efforts).
  9. Roll out your dough to cover the Pelmeni mold, place the filling in the hollows, cover with a second sheet of dough, roll over with your rolling pin several times and Pelmeni will fall out easily.
  10. Take a cutting board.Sprinkle with some flour. Arrange Pelmeni on it and put in the freezer. When completely frozen, transfer Pelmeni into large ziploc bags. Keep them in the freezer up to 2 months.
  11. If you don't have a Pelmeni Mold, Make by hands!
  12. Divide dough into 2-3 pieces. Form 3 balls.
  13. Roll out each ball into 2 mm thick flat disc. Using a glass ( 7 cm in diameter), cut out small round discs.
  14. Put 1 tsp of filling into each dough disc. Pinch the edges together. Make sure the edges are well pinched together. Freeze Pelmeni.
  15. How to cook Pelmeni
  16. In a pan (I used a pan capacity 4.5 liters) bring water to boil. Add salt , bay leaves and Pelmeni.
  17. Cook until they float on the surface for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  18. Drain them using a slotted spoon.
  19. Serve with melted butter or sour cream and vinegar.
  • Prep Time: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Meat Recipes
  • Cuisine: RUSSIAN


  • Serving Size: 100 gm
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 250 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg

Keywords: pelmeni, Russian pelmeni, easy pelmeni recipe, dumplings