Dolma

category of dishes of stuffed vegetables, fruits, seafood and flowers originating from the Turkish cuisine, also present in the neighbouring countries

Dolma or Dolmades is the name for a number of dishes which are common in eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Usually, a kind of vegetable is filled with rice and chopped or ground meat. Instead of a vegetable, vine leaves are sometimes used.

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Stuffed vine leaves with yoghurt

In 2017, dolma making in Azerbaijan was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. The tradition is present throughout the Republic of Azerbaijan, and is perceived as a central culinary practice in all of its regions.[1]


  1. Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identity Archived 2017-12-07 at the Wayback Machine. UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.