Flavoured rice packed in grape leaves. A simple Greek recipe for rice lovers.
Dolmades Recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar

- 4

Cooking Time

-45 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • 2 Onions (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 cup Rice (Soaked
  • Minimum 2 Hours)
  • 20 gms Pine Nuts
  • 10 to 12 Black Olives
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 4 sprigs Fresh Dill (Finely Chopped)
  • 5 to 6 Grape Leaves
  • As Needed Water
  • As Needed Olive Oil. For Dip:{50 gms Hung Yoghurt Mixed With Dill
  • 30 gms Processed Cheese. For Garnish:{Green Whole Olives
  • Black Whole Olives}


  1. 1

    Soak rice for at least 2 hours.
  2. 2

    : In a pan warm olive oil, add chopped onions and sauté.
  3. 3

    Drain water from soaked rice and crush it lightly.
  4. 4

    Add crushed rice in the pan and cook.
  5. 5

    Add 20 gms of pine nuts, 10-12 black olives and cook.
  6. 6

    Add little water, tomato paste and chopped dill to the pan.
  7. 7

    Soak grape leaves overnight in chilled water to drain out excess salt.
  8. 8

    Soak grape leaves overnight in chilled water to drain out excess salt.
  9. 9

    Lay grape leaf on a flat surface, add rice filling and roll the filling tightly to form a tube shape.
  10. 10

    Put dolmades to steam for 30 minutes in a steamer.
  11. 11

    For Dip ,Mix hung yoghurt with dill and processed cheese.
  12. 12

    Drizzle olive oil to the steamed dolmades, add whole olives and serve.
  13. 13

    Dolmades with yogurt dip.
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Ranveer's fascination with food began on the streets of Lucknow. One of India's youngest executive chefs when he headed the kitchen at The Claridges, New Delhi, he has also spearheading Taj Group properties like Goa-based restaurants Morisco, Il Camino and Fishtail. This globe-trotting award-winning chef paints in his free time.

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