Every family in Iraq owns a special pot for dolma. It is large and wide, not so heavy, and slightly widens out. In fact, dolma will brown more easily at the bottom if the pot is not too heavy. For the following recipe, you will need a 5.5-quart/5.2-liter pot or larger. If you do not have such a pot, use two medium ones, and divide the stuffed vegetables between them.
The following recipe is the result of years of experimentations with this dish. For typical regional sm