Russian-Inspired Pelmeni Dumplings Recipe


Novice Foodie
Привет, food enthusiasts! Delight in the comfort and simplicity of Russian cuisine with these Russian-Inspired Pelmeni Dumplings. This fusion dish features savory dumplings filled with a mixture of ground beef and onions, seasoned with salt, pepper, and a hint of garlic. Serve these tender dumplings boiled or pan-fried, and enjoy them with a dollop of sour cream or a drizzle of melted butter for an authentic taste of Russia at home. Let's dive in and elevate your dinner table with this delightful fusion creation!

For the Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup water, or as needed
For the Filling:
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
For Serving:
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Melted butter, for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the eggs.
    • Gradually incorporate the eggs into the flour, adding water as needed, until a smooth dough forms. Knead the dough for a few minutes until elastic. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In another mixing bowl, combine ground beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  3. Assemble the Pelmeni:
    • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thickness. Use a round cookie cutter or drinking glass to cut out circles of dough.
    • Place a small spoonful of the beef filling in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough over the filling to form a half-moon shape. Press the edges together firmly to seal.
  4. Cook the Pelmeni:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully drop the pelmeni dumplings into the boiling water in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the dumplings float to the surface and are cooked through.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove the cooked pelmeni dumplings from the pot with a slotted spoon and drain well.
    • Serve the Russian-inspired pelmeni dumplings hot, with a dollop of sour cream, a drizzle of melted butter, and a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy the tender and flavorful pelmeni dumplings, a fusion of hearty dough and savory beef filling that will transport you to the cozy kitchens of Russia with every bite! Приятного аппетита! (Priyatnogo appetita! - Enjoy your meal!)
These pelmeni dumplings are perfect for sharing with family and friends, whether as a comforting dinner or a festive appetizer. With their simple yet delicious flavors, this fusion creation is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.
I love how you've included both boiling and pan-frying options—it's great to have a choice. I can't wait to try making these at home. The combination of ground beef and garlic in the filling must be so flavorful. Thanks for sharing. 🙂👌😉
Your Russian-Inspired Pelmeni Dumplings recipe sounds amazing! 🥟🇷🇺 I love the idea of making these classic dumplings from scratch. The filling and dough look perfectly balanced, and I'm excited to try them with a dollop of sour cream.