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Yarpak sarma

Written by Marwan A

July 29, 2018

Yarpak Sarma or what is called Al-Yalanji Al-Shami is a grape leaf stuffed with rice and vegetables.


Yarpak sarma

Yarpak Sarma

Yarpak Sarma are wrapped after its stuffing and then cooked. The Yarpak Sarma dish may be served as a main meal or as an appetizer on the table, and this dish is one of the easiest-to-prepare dishes.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Turkish Recipes
Keyword: Yarpak Sarma
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 70kcal


  • 15 vine leaves
  • 250 g beef minced
  • 1 onion medium, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup rice rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 100 g dill/dereotu chopped
  • 1 handful parsley Some mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil r
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice,
  • 1 cup wate


  • Remove stalks and thick part of main vein from the leaves.
  • Then clean and wash them carefully.
  • Mix rice, all the spices and beef together in a bowl. Add some olive oil about 1 tablespoon in it and knead well.
  • On a flat surface, lay the wine leaves with matte side facing you and place some filling in the middle. Avoid excessive filling.
  • Fold the leaf from the side where the stalk was once present and roll first from left edge then right, make sure that the filling is safe inside.
  • Then roll it completely and tightly. Do same for other leaves.
  • In a deep-wide pan arrange them like; seam side down, layer by layer and packed tightly.
  • Mix about a tablespoon of olive oil with water and pour it over the stuffed leaves. Cover the pan tightly with a lid.
  • Reduce the flame when water starts to boil and let them cook for about 40 minutes until meat and rice are cooked properly.
  • Serve hot with yogurt.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g
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