Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PELMENI - A russian traditional food

One of the oldest and well-known Russian traditional foods, pelmeni is also known as “Siberian dumpling” because of their supposed Siberian origin.

Pelmeni keeps well, so much so that they were known as the hunter’s preserved meal. Pelmeni are dumplings with a filling of ground beef and pork mixed with minced onion and salt. They are usually kept frozen till ready to be eaten when they are thrown into boiling, salted water and cooked till the pelmeni float to the surface.

Pelmeni can be found in any Russian supermarket’s freezer section, though many Russian families consider it a privilege to make it by hand.

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