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Russian mushroom pelmeni

Russian Mushroom Pelmeni

You will love this vegetarian version of Russia's national dish Pelmeni. 

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Russian Mushroom Pelmeni
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 412 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1 lb. mushrooms
  • 1/2 white onion

For the dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup boiled water
  • 5 Tablespoons oil separated
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 2 bay leaves

For the topping chose 1:

  • Butter olive oil, sour cream or vegetable broth.
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions

Instructions

For the filling:

  1. Wash the mushrooms and then chop into small pieces
  2. Peel the onion, mince it.
  3. Heat a skillet over high heat and add the mushrooms, cover with a lid.
  4. Once the mushrooms release their moisture, take off the lid and cook until the water evaporates.
  5. Add in 1 tablespoon of oil, reduce heat to low.
  6. Add in the minced onion and saute for about 10 minutes.
  7. Turn off heat and set aside.

For the dough:

  1. In a bowl mix together the flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 3/4 cup of boiling water, and 4 Tablespoons of oil.
  2. Knead this together until you get a dough that is elastic and smooth.
  3. Divide the dough into four equal parts.

Putting it all together:

  1. Roll out the dough to be thin but not too thin to cover the pelmeni maker, it will hold the filling in the pelmeni maker.
  2. Add a teaspoon or so of the filling in each hole.
  3. Roll out another piece of dough and place over the top of the stuffed pelmeni and using a rolling pin roll the top so that they fall through the bottom.
  4. If you do not have a pelmeni maker just roll out the dough and cut out 2 1/2" circles using the rim of a small glass. Scoop a bit of the mushroom mixture into the circle and fold in half, be sure to press the edges together tightly and make them in the shape of a half moon.
  5. Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil with 1 teaspoon salt and the bay leaves.
  6. When the water is boiling add the pelmeni gently into the water and stir lightly until they pop up to the top. Cook for about 5 more minutes and remove with a slotted spoon.
  7. Serve hot with your choice of topping olive oil, or butter, or sour cream.
  8. Alternatively you can serve them in a hot vegetable broth and garnish with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Russian Mushroom Pelmeni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1172mg51%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.