Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves (Yalanji)
By Dr Anas Nahhas.
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one jar of grape leaves soaked, rinsed and drained,
1 cup short grain rice soaked and drained,
1 diced tomato,
1 diced onion,
2 Tbs dried mint,
2 Tbs dried or fresh parsley,
1/2 tsp ground coffee,
1/2 tsp cinnamon,
1 tsp allspice,
1 tsp salt,
2 Tbs oil, & 1 Tbs pomegranate molasses.
water mixed with few Tbs oil, few Tbs lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
- If using fresh grape leaves, make sure to wash first. Afterwards, place them in boiling water for a couple of minutes, then place in cold water. Drain them from water.
1- Place 1 tsp of the stuffing in the middle of each leaf and roll.
2- Place all on a layer of potato slices in a cooking pot.
3- Place a heat proof plate to weigh down everything.
4- Add sauce.
5- Cover and cook on low medium heat for about 2 hours.
6- Drain sauce carefully, then flip them upside down on a serving plate with care.