Russian dumplings wrapped in unleavened dough. This is my mother-in-law's recipe so I can cook for my Russian husband. Serve with broth and butter or sour cream!



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix ground chicken, onion, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  • Sift all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour together in a bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  • Whisk milk and egg together in a small bowl. Pour over flour mixture; mix until dough comes together.

  • Turn dough out on a lightly floured work surface. Knead, adding the remaining 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, until dough is elastic. Divide dough into 4 pieces.

  • Roll out 1 piece dough to 1/16-inch thickness. Cut into circles with a 2-inch cookie cutter or water glass. Place 1 teaspoon chicken mixture in the center. Brush edges with water. Fold over into a half-moon shape and seal edges. Repeat with remaining dough and chicken mixture.

  • Fill a large pot with water; add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Cook pelmeni in batches until they float to the top, about 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to a platter using a slotted spoon.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 1/2 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound ground pork for the ground chicken if desired.

Filled pelmeni can be frozen and boiled when you are ready to serve them.

Nutrition Facts

376.6 calories; protein 28.1g 56% DV; carbohydrates 57.1g 18% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 78.1mg 26% DV; sodium 493.4mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition