Dolmeh beh Recipe_ Persian Stuffed Quince

Dolmeh beh or Stuffed Quince, maybe you haven’t heard the name of this dish yet. From the beginning, the only dolmeh we heard was the dolmeh barge mo and, finally, the dolmeh bademjan.

But on Mills Kwok’s site, I want to teach Persian stuffed onions, and today, I also want to teach you how to make stuffed quince.

A healthy food and excellent in all respects. Dolme beh is a seasonal food, and because it is available in winter, it is special for the winter. I won’t explain more and let’s quickly go to how to make delicious dolme beh, stay with me.

Related: khoresh beh.

persian stuffed quince

Dolmeh beh Ingredients:

Quince 2 to 4 pieces
Meat 250 gram
Almond and pistachio slices  as needed
Barberry as needed
Spices ( Salt, black pepper, paprika, turmeric, cinnamon) as needed
Butter  as needed
Tomato paste 1 tablespoon
Plum  10 pieces
Saffron  as needed
Onion 1 piece


1. At first, we cut a little bit from the quince end, like the picture below,

dolmeh beh step1

so that it stands straight, and then we empty them with scoop spoons. Try to choose the same size quinces.

2. For the ingredients inside this dolmeh, which is a little different from other dolmeh, first we wash, peel and chop an onion.

Take a suitable frying pan and pour oil into it, and then add the chopped onions and fry them until they turn golden.

It is better to use butter instead of oil for frying, but if it is not available, Using oil is not a problem.

3. After the onion is fried, we add turmeric, cinnamon, and the meat. We chop the meat very finely in advance because the meat should not be large and cook slowly. So we fry the meat and add a little paprika.

fry meat and onion

4. We have to roast until the color of the meat changes, then we add a little water and let the meat cook. The water we add should be boiling water.

Until the meat is cooked, we wash the almond and pistachio slices and leave them to dry, then put a little butter in a small pan and put it on a low heat.

step 4 dolmeh beh

5. After the butter melts, add 1 spoon of tomato paste and saute it in the butter. Then add sliced almonds and pistachios and saute them until they rawness is removed. Meanwhile, wash the barberries and let them dry.

step 5 dolmeh beh

6. After the meat is cooked, add the mixture of sliced almonds and pistachios to the meat, and at this time add pepper, salt, and a little cinnamon if you like. We also add barberries to the meat.

Keeping the barberry on the heat with the meat for a long time is unnecessary, so we remove it from the heat and prepare it to fill the dolmeh.

add barberry

7. We take a small spoon and fill the dolmeh with meat mixture. We should pre-soak a few plums and brew saffron in advance or mix it with ice to give it color.

At this level, after putting quinces dolmeh in a pot add plums and saffron too (Note that we also pour the water of the plums that we soaked).

step 7 dolmeh beh

8. Close the pot and let it cook completely. If you like the taste of fried onions, add some pre-fried onion to the mixture and let it cook. Because quinces cook soon, you should be careful and remove it from the heat after cooking.


dolmeh beh cooking

cook quince stuffed

9. The dolmeh is ready, and you can serve it in your desired dish and enjoy eating it with your family. dolmeh beh is served with: Persian pickles and sabzi khordan with nan sangak.

dolmmeh beh is ready

  • Quince has been known for a while for its excellent antioxidant benefits. In fact, the fruit is extremely rich in antioxidants, which are proven to help fight free radicals and therefore protect your cells from damage.


Notes for dolmeh beh:

notes for dolmeh

  • You can also cook rice and serve the dolmeh beh with rice; otherwise, serve this food with bread.
  • Just note that it should not be cooked too much so that they are crushed, and its appearance is ruined.
  • You can taste it while cooking and add a little sugar if it is sour.
  • We should peel the quinces before cooking them.
  • Dolmeh beh has an attractive taste and differs from the dolmeh you have eaten.
  • It has a very simple preparation method.

Related: khoresh gheysi recipe.


Dolme beh is a complete and nutritious new food for your table. A complete meal with all the perfect ingredients for a unique Iranian dolma. Cooking is almost easy but time-consuming and a dish for your colorful tables.
This food is also suitable for photography on Instagram cooking pages because of its beauty.

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Chef Haghighi

I am Chef Haghighi with ten years of cooking experience and setting up many restaurants and fast food in Iran and Turkey. I am interested in writing recipes on my website. I have the TCA international culinary qualification.I have the experience of successfully launching more than 20 restaurants and fast food in USA and Turkey. I have opened all kinds of traditional restaurants and fast food in Iranian and Turkish style. You can contact me for advice on equipping restaurants and fast food In the shortest possible time and for free, I will provide you with advice on buying fast food equipment and setting up a fast food restaurant.

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