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Grape leaves

Grape leaves are one of the simple popular Arab dishes that are famous in all Arab countries. It is prepared in many ways according to the customs of this dish in each country.

Total Time
720 mins
Serves 10

How to Make It

  • 1. Part
    To freeze the grape leaves: In a pot on the fire, we put water and add a cup of salt to it, and a spoonful of sugar, then add the grape leaves to the bowl and boil them for about a minute and a half، The first method: We put grape leaves in a jar and press them well, then add salt to them, then water, and then close the jar. The second method: We put grape leaves in the freezer bag, and we get rid of the air from the bag permanently, then put it in the freezer. To prepare the marinade: In a bowl, put rice, meat, vegetable oil, salt, black pepper, cumin, then mix the ingredients well, and then wrap the vine leaves with the filling.
  • 2. Part
    To prepare the broth: In a bowl, put water, salt and black pepper, then stir them until the salt and pepper dissolve in the water. Method of application: In a bowl, we put the pieces of meat and garlic, then we line up the grape leaves, then add the broth to them and put the bowl on a low heat for 12 hours, then add lemon juice to the bowl and leave them for a quarter of an hour, then the grape leaves are ready.


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    • Juice of 5 lemons
    • Half a teaspoon of black pepper
    • Teaspoon salt
    • 2 liters of water
    • broth:
    • 8 heads of garlic
    • 2 kilos of meat with bone
    • 250 grams of fat
    • 1 tablespoon of ghee
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • Half a teaspoon of cumin
    • teaspoon black pepper
    • 1.5 teaspoon salt
    • Half a kilo of minced meat
    • 1 kilo of rice
    • 1 kilo grape leaves


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