How to Cook Turkish Stuffed Cabbage

This recipe is not only very delicious but also it is nutritious.

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How to Cook Turkish Stuffed Cabbage Recipe
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Have you ever wondered what you can do with white cabbage? This recipe seems difficult but it is as easy as making macaroni cheese.

Have you ever wondered what you can do with white cabbage? This recipe seems difficult but it is as easy as making macaroni cheese.

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Use your knife and take the bottom (stem) of the cabbage. You can use this part for a soup.

Use your knife and take the bottom (stem) of the cabbage. You can use this part for a soup.

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Chop one large white onion

Chop one large white onion

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Crush some garlic cloves. I used 6 cloves

Crush some garlic cloves. I used 6 cloves

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Mince them finely

Mince them finely

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Chop green chiles. I have used Serrano chiles. You can use Anaheim or any other type depending on your tolerance for hotness.

Chop green chiles. I have used Serrano chiles. You can use Anaheim or any other type depending on your tolerance for hotness.

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Boil water in a large pan. I filled it till the half. Squeeze half lemon and throw the lemon in the water.

Boil water in a large pan. I filled it till the half. Squeeze half lemon and throw the lemon in the water.

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Add one table spoon kosher or table salt.

Add one table spoon kosher or table salt.

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Mince further few springs of thyme

Mince further few springs of thyme

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You can use if you wish few springs of rosemary. You can in fact add and use any other herb you want.

You can use if you wish few springs of rosemary. You can in fact add and use any other herb you want.

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Chop one cup of parsley.

Chop one cup of parsley.

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Add 500gr or 1 pound (roughly 2 cups) of minced beef. I have used mix of beef and lamp. I also tried the vegetarian version with soya meat and it worked.

Add 500gr or 1 pound (roughly 2 cups) of minced beef. I have used mix of beef and lamp. I also tried the vegetarian version with soya meat and it worked.

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Rinse 2 cups of white rice. Do not use basmati or other Asian rice. You can use any type of white rice.

Rinse 2 cups of white rice. Do not use basmati or other Asian rice. You can use any type of white rice.

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Add a table spoon of various seasonings. I have added salt, black pepper, red pepper, cumin, oregano and nutmeg. I also added a pinch of cinnamon.

Add a table spoon of various seasonings. I have added salt, black pepper, red pepper, cumin, oregano and nutmeg. I also added a pinch of cinnamon.

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You can skip this step but to stick to the original turkish recipe, I have added a table spoon of "salça". It is a red pepper paste. You can also add a table spoon of tomato paste.

You can skip this step but to stick to the original turkish recipe, I have added a table spoon of "salça". It is a red pepper paste. You can also add a table spoon of tomato paste.

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Mix all these well.

Mix all these well.

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This is your filling. It is a standard filling for many Turkish and Mediterranean recipes. You can stuff vine leaves, bell peppers, eggplants too.  you can keep this up to 6 months in the freezer.

This is your filling. It is a standard filling for many Turkish and Mediterranean recipes. You can stuff vine leaves, bell peppers, eggplants too. you can keep this up to 6 months in the freezer.

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Put your white cabbage on the pan. If you pan is small don't worry. It will melt down.

Put your white cabbage on the pan. If you pan is small don't worry. It will melt down.

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Let this side boil for 15-20 min

Let this side boil for 15-20 min

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Carefully flip it to the other side.

Carefully flip it to the other side.

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Use your utensils and make sure you do not break the leaves.

Use your utensils and make sure you do not break the leaves.

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Boil on this side for another 20 minutes.

Boil on this side for another 20 minutes.

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Take a cabbage leave, cut in half and take out the hard white stem. Then fill it with your filling and start rolling.

Take a cabbage leave, cut in half and take out the hard white stem. Then fill it with your filling and start rolling.

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While rolling make sure you take the sides inwards to ensure sides are closed.

While rolling make sure you take the sides inwards to ensure sides are closed.

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I learned this by trying it few times.

I learned this by trying it few times.

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Organize them in the same pan which you used to boil the cabbage.

Organize them in the same pan which you used to boil the cabbage.

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Put a heavy item on top of your pan. Also add a table spoon of rice on top. Add 4 cups of water and let it cook for 25 minutes or more till the rice you put on top is cooked.

Put a heavy item on top of your pan. Also add a table spoon of rice on top. Add 4 cups of water and let it cook for 25 minutes or more till the rice you put on top is cooked.

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While ur cabbage "dolmas" are cooking, mix juice of a lemon, a table spoon of cayenne pepper, two table spoons of tomato paste and dried mint. Once your cabbages are cooked served them with this sauce

While ur cabbage "dolmas" are cooking, mix juice of a lemon, a table spoon of cayenne pepper, two table spoons of tomato paste and dried mint. Once your cabbages are cooked served them with this sauce

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