Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until tender. Add lamb and cook until done. Remove from pan and reserve. Add rice to pan and hot water and cover. Simmer until rice is half cooked, 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in tomato paste, currants, pine nuts, cinnamon, mint leaves, dill weed, allspice and cumin. Add lamb and onion mixture. Let mixture cool.
Prepare a large pot by placing an inverted plate on the bottom: this protects the dolmas from direct heat when steaming.
Rinse grape leaves in warm water; drain and cut off any stems. Place about 1 tsp of the cooled rice and lamb misxture in the center of the leaf. Fold in the sides and then roll into a cigar shape. Place in prepared pot. Repeat until grape leaves are all gone.
Pour in jut enough warm water to reach the bottom of the first layer of dolmas. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, or until rice is totally cooked. Check the water level often and add more as necessary.
Try steaming in chicken broth instead of water. You can also try pouring 2 tsp olive oil and juice of one lemon over the top of the dolmas before you steam them
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (954g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 978 (41%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 108.6g||145 %|
|Saturated Fat 46.9g||234 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 44.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 9g|
|Cholesterol 331.1mg||102 %|
|Sodium 293.5mg||10 %|
|Potassium 1685.9mg||44 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 244.2g||72 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.9g||31 %|
|Sugars, other 236.4g|
|Protein 97.6g||139 %|
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Calories per serving: 2389
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