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Easy Pelmeni Recipe (Pork Dumplings)

Turkey & Pork Dumplings Recipe (Pelmeni Recipe) - incredibly juicy pelmeni with ground pork, turkey and 1 secret ingredient.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Coarse, Main Course
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: pork dumplings,
Servings: 8
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Love Keil


Pelmeni Dough

Pelmeni Filling

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 small zucchini pureed
  • 2-3 clvoes garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter or to taste


Pelmeni Dough Recipe

  • When kneading dough I like to use stand mixer: into a stand mixer bowl add 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt and give it a nice stir. Next, add 1 egg, 1/4 cup avocado oil and 3/4 cup of water.
  • Using a hook attachment, knead on low setting until dough forms about 5-10 minutes.
  • After cover the dough with plastic food wrap and let rest for about 15-20 minutes. Now lets make pelmeni filling.

Pork Dumplings Filling

  • Into a food processor add 1 small zucchini and 2 cloves of garlic, pulse until almost pureed. Then place pureed zucchini with garlic into a mixing bowl with 1 lb ground turkey, 1/2 lb ground pork.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and give it a good mix with hands (I use gloves when touching raw meat) or a spoon. Dumplings filling is ready to be used.

How to Make Pork Dumplings

  • To make pork dumplings, first divide the dough into 4 balls. Take one dough ball and cover the rest with plastic wrap.
  • Using hands roll dough between hands to form a long skinny sausage, then cut it into small pieces. Dust each piece in a little bit of flour, then using a roller pin roll out each piece into a dumpling circles.
  • After place meat filling onto the center of the dough circle, fold dough in half and pinch with finger tips to seal. Then bring 2 ends together and pinch on top of each other to make a dumpling. Repeat, until all dumplings are made.
  • When half way done, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Once water starts boiling carefully add dumplings and bring them to a boil, stirring few times. After water starts boiling, cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove dumplings onto a plate and stir in butter, so dumplings don't stick to each other. Serve with sour cream and black pepper. Enjoy!


  • When making dumplings dough, add more flour if dough is sticky - 1 tablespoon of flour at a time.
  • Pork dumplings are freezer friendly, after making them arrange pelmeni over baking sheet alined with parchment paper, then place them in the freezer for 2 hours. After place frozen dumplings into a zip bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • My friend likes to cook dumplings in Vegeta seasoned water, she says it gives these dumplings an amazing flavor.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg