Pelmeni”Russian dumplings”- пельмени


Pelmeni is very well known popular Russian dish that originated in Siberia. It’s made from unleavened dough that is rolled in to thin circles and filled with minced meat ( chicken,beef,pork or lamb.combination of meats is also popular), spices,onions and/or garlic.Then they are cooked in water,drained and served with lots of butter and some sour cream.You can eat them as soup as well without draining them and sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper and some chopped green onions.
I like to make them in large quantity, then freeze them for later. They will stay good for long period of time with out loss of quality or flavor.Best kept in a heavy duty ziplock bag.”

Ingredients for dough:
about 230-250 pieces
5 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups flour


2 lbs. ground meat ( I used chicken-thigh meat if making homemade ground meat )
1 onion shredded or minced
salt -about 1 1/2 teaspoon +/-
1 heaping teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.

Direction for dough:

whisk together water,milk,eggs and salt.
Mix using a dough hook adding flour.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 40 min.

I wasn’t able to take step by step photos but here is a link where you can see -


  1. I love your blog
    Im going to revisit it again with more time
    Love your recipes and pics
    Where did u buy your plates from?
    The one in the main pic ? Sorry I know its a weird question.
    Btw do you live in Toronto

  2. Hi Sarah, Thanks for stopping by. No, I don't live in Toronto. I live in California. I don't really remember but I think it was from Homegoods. I like that place for the home and kitchen.

  3. Очень интересное тесто с молоком, нужно попробовать!

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