Appearing in the sixteenth century, this dish has become national and traditional in Russia. Dumplings came to us from the Urals, where they had the name “bread ear”, and there, in turn, came from China. In Eastern Siberia, with its cold climate, frozen dumplings were kept all winter and remained fresh. They were nutritious and tasty..

minced meat на пельмени из разных сортов мяса

Traditionally, the filling consisted of beef / pork / lamb (45/20/35%).

The dish was widespread and popular. He was served on holidays and on ordinary days. There was also a custom to sculpt dumplings with the whole family, which has been preserved today in many regions of Siberia..

Another tradition is “happy dumpling”, with another filling that promised luck to the lucky one..

Real Russian dumplings are molded only by hand. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure that there is an empty space between the filling and the backfill, otherwise they will burst during cooking, which can be observed in the purchased products.

The opinion that dumplings are easy to prepare is wrong. It is not enough just to make dough, to make minced meat, to stick dumplings. Juicy and soft dumplings are obtained when they are made from good dough and the right stuffing.

The hostesses know and have tried many ways to prepare these components of this dish, each has a favorite recipe, little secrets and tricks. Let’s try to understand this mass of recipes and see what kind of stuffing can be prepared, what is its merit, which is traditional and what options are possible on its basis.

The recipe for delicious minced meat
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Ingredients amount
Pork and beef sirloin 500 g
Bow 1 head
Cabbage 150 g
Milk half a cup
Salt, spices taste
Time for preparing: 60 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 168 Kcal

The secret of the richness of this filling lies in the addition of finely chopped cabbage. According to this recipe, the stuffing was prepared by our grandmothers. They knew that in the process of boiling the cabbage gives up juice, which makes the meat very juicy, and the cabbage itself is not felt at all.

Proportions are selected at will, to the extent that onions and cabbage can be up to half the mass. This filling will be very juicy.


Grind the cabbage and mnem with salt;

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Mix cabbage, onions, meat, salt and spices;


Pour in some milk.

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Before molding, mince can be kept up to half an hour in the refrigerator: this way the products will be neat..

Delicate filling dumplings will allow them to easily digest.

Chicken Mincemeat Recipe

This filling will conquer tenderness and aroma. Due to the dietary properties of chicken fillet, it is perfect for baby food. It has a set of useful substances that are necessary for the growth of the child..

This stuffing is made from the following ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast – 1 pc;
  • Onions – 1 pc;
  • Dill – 2-3 small twigs;
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Chicken breast and onion scroll through the meat grinder;
  2. Add salt, herbs, mix, send in the fridge “relax”.

Such products boil quickly and get juicy.

Minced Fish Recipe

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No matter how successful the minced meat will turn out, the fish will still be softer. This is due to the consistency of the fillet itself, and scrolled through a meat grinder and flavored with various additives, it will be more beneficial to emphasize the taste of the dish..

In the preparation of such a filling there are some features that you need to know. The first is the varieties of fish. For the filling, it is better to take sea fish: it has fewer bones. Fans of river fish can take for this purpose pike, burbot, perch, catfish, crucian carp..

And the second point: before you make minced fish, you can study which additives will complement its taste. There is a fish filling with lard, cheese, eggs and butter. However, fantasy can tell a lot more options. The main thing is to see how all the components will be combined..

Prepare the fish stuffing from the following ingredients:

  • Fish fillet (optional) – 500 gr;
  • Onions – 1 pc;
  • Salt – 0.5 tsp;
  • Black pepper – to taste;
  • Nutmeg – to taste.


  1. Scroll through the meat grinder filet;
  2. Put salt and spices, mix well;
  3. Sent in the cold for 30 minutes.

There are features of cooking fish mince:

  1. When adding fat it is necessary to observe a proportion of 1: 5, otherwise it will be very fat;
  2. If the mass is too liquid, excess moisture can be squeezed out..

Fish dumplings will help to add variety to the menu..

Vegetarian minced meat recipe

When the word “dumplings” there is an association with meat. But a simple recipe for filling vegetarian dishes.

Take the ingredients:


  • Cottage cheese – 25 gr;
  • Hard cheese – 100 gr;
  • Processed cheese – 100 gr;
  • Egg – 1 pc;
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp. l;
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp;
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Cheese skip the grater in a cup;
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix everything well.

Pelmeski with such a filling will be very satisfying, unusual. In addition, the filling is rich in protein, so the dish is perfect for breakfast, as it will satisfy hunger for a long time..

Mushroom Filling Recipe

Mushrooms, as a rule, are used for cooking dumplings, however, dumplings can also be made with them. It turns out an unusual dish, rich in protein, and able to diversify the menu.

The mushroom mass for the filling is prepared from the following ingredients:

  • Fresh mushrooms – 500 gr;
  • Onions – 1 pc;
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp. l;
  • Cheese – 100 gr;
  • Garlic – 1 slice;
  • Black pepper – 0.5 tsp;
  • Salt to taste.


  1. My mushrooms, dry and finely chop;
  2. In a skillet in the oil Tomimi onion with mushrooms, cool;
  3. Add garlic, spices, salt, mix well.

A dish with this filling has an unusual taste, it is preferable to serve it for lunch, as mushrooms give a feeling of satiety for a long time. It is an excellent source of protein..

Cooking delicious homemade dumplings

Such a dish will cost less and will be much tastier than shop convenience food..

Ingredients for the dough:

  • Flour – 3.5 cups (3 in the dough and 0.5 for rolling);
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp. l .;
  • Egg – 1 pc;
  • Salt – 0.5 tsp.
  • Boiling water – 1 glass.


  1. Put the flour in the cup, make a hole, add salt, break the egg, spread the butter over the whole surface of the flour and mix;
  2. Now we begin to pour in boiling water and knead the dough;
  3. Cover the cup and send in the cold for forty minutes.

The dough on boiling water turns out to be very elastic, it rolls out well, keeps its shape, does not break when cooked.
dumplings без мяса

When everything is ready, you can sculpt the dumplings. Roll out the dough thinly, cut out circles with the form, put the minced meat on them (use one of the recipes described above). Each circle is fastened and wrapped..

While the dumplings are molded, water boils on the stove, which should be salted, put bay leaf and onion, cut into large pieces. For one part of the product take three parts of water. When it boils, we lay the dumplings, wait until they come up, make the fire less and leave for 5-7 minutes.

Serve at the table in a large plate, from which everyone takes as much as needed. Sour cream, ketchup, table vinegar are served to the flavored dish..

Non-traditional cooking methods

Dumplings can be cooked, stewed, fried, stewed, baked.

Here is the recipe for braised dumplings. It is good because all the leftovers and pieces that are “lying around” in the fridge will go to the pan: a piece of carrot, a tomato, half-eaten sausage, remains of a stew, half an onion …


  1. Finely chop up vegetables, sausage, mushrooms;
  2. Fry cooked foods in butter;
  3. Lay the dumplings to the vegetables and pour water;
  4. Thirty minutes later everything is ready.

This assortment has a rich taste, quite nutritious and beautiful in appearance..

Another great way – dumplings, baked in a pot. Cooking in the oven will give the familiar product a very rich taste..

Ingredients for two pots:

  • Raw dumplings – 400 gr;
  • Salt – 0.5 tsp;
  • Red pepper – on the tip of a knife;
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp. l;
  • Sour cream – 2 tbsp. l;
  • Greenery for decoration.


  1. Dumplings boil for two minutes after the ascent;
  2. Arrange the pots, sour cream sour;
  3. Cover with foil, bake for 30 minutes;
  4. Serve in a pot, sprinkled with greens.

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Useful tips

  • It is better to make minced meat for dumplings from mixed sorts of meat;
  • Flour for the dough must be sieved, so it will be more elastic;
  • Cooking dumplings should be in a wide saucepan with low walls;
  • The readiness of the test is checked by pressing a finger: the hollow disappears – it means that it is ready;
  • Soy sauce, added to the filling, will give it a special flavor;
  • The egg added to the stuffing will make it hard, but a spoonful of water does not hurt.

Dumplings can be prepared in advance and freeze. And if you approach this with desire, you will get a very tasty dish that will always help out. Different ways of cooking it will help diversify the menu..