Ramadan 2018 Iftar Recipes: Cabbage Dolma

Try your hand at this Middle Eastern classic for iftar this evening. Watch the how-to video here...
ByFarah AndrewsTuesday , 22 May 2018
Ramadan 2018 Iftar Recipes: Cabbage Dolma

This Ramadan we're bringing you daily recipes to try your hand to come iftar or suhour. Today's recipe is brought to you by Dubai's Bertin Bistro and Restaurant... 

Bertin’s Cabbage Dolma

Makes 1 serving 
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS 
100g boiled cabbage leaves
100g minced beef
40g Egyptian rice
25g tomato paste
15g pepper paste
8g dill
10g parsley
8g dry mint
30g tomato
5g garlic 
2tsp olive oil 

For the sauce:
2tsp olive oil 
150g chopped tomato
5g tomato paste
15g pepper paste
2g sugar 
Salt and pepper to taste

To decorate: 
1 sprig of dill 
25g labneh 

METHOD
1. Add minced beef into mixing bowl, rinse white rice and add to minced beef, salt and black pepper.
2. Crush some garlic cloves, mince them finely and add to the bowl, you can also add a table spoon of tomato paste or like we did chopped finely tomatoes.
3. Add red pepper paste, chopped dill, parsley, dry mint and olive oil.
4. Mix all these well, to make the filling to stuff your cabbage leaves.
5. Take a cabbage leave, cut in half and take out the hard white stem. Then fill it with your filling and start rolling and baking in the oven for 20 min at 180C.
6. While your cabbage dolmas are baking, mix olive oil, garlic, chopped tomatoes, pepper paste, sugar and salt in a frying pan.
7. Once your cabbages are cooked served them with this sauce.
8. Add Labneh and fresh dill for decoration.

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