Two ways with stuffed bell peppers

Dolma / Mehshi / Gemistés | Dolmeh

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large stuffed bell peppers
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

  • About

The wonderful, varied and delicious world of stuffed vegetables expands all the way from Iran to the Levant and the Middle East, to Turkey and the Balkans, to Italy. In Turkish, dolma literally means stuffed; so does mehshi in Arabic, and gemista in Greek. In Iran, we use the Turkish word with a slightly different pronunciation, dolmeh. Although stuffed vegetables have been around for millennia, there is no doubt that dolma travelled as far as the Balkans