How to make pelmeni (Siberian dumplings)

Discover how to make pelmeni, a traditional Russian dumpling recipe. Choose from a veggie mushroom filling or spiced lamb mince mixture for these simple dough parcels.

Chefs, restaurateurs and food writers share stories of the food from their homelands. In today’s episode, international cuisines foodie Yee Wen, aka @tinygirleatsworld, takes you to Siberia in Russia to explore the food and culture with Alissa Timoshkina.


Learn how to create a simple, fresh dough for the dumplings, and fill them with a herby mushroom or spiced lamb mixture. Alissa then demonstrates how to shape the dumplings into half-moons, and boil them in batches before serving.


See the full recipe for Siberian pelmeni dumplings and read our guide on the top 10 foods to try in Russia.