Persian Stuffed Onions Recipe (Dolmeh Piaz) in 8 Steps

A new and excellent dish with onions, minced meat and vegetables

Today’s recipe is related to a delicious dolmeh called Persian stuffed onions or dolmeh piaz. Onion slices are used for all seasons of the year. I think this beautiful and delicious food can shine in parties and celebrations.

It is easier to prepare this delicious dolmeh from dolmeh barg mo and put it in the freezer. Whenever we want to cook it, and we don’t have time to cook it, we just prepare a sauce and cook the dolmeh.

How to prepare dolmeh piyaz? (Persian stuffed onions recipe)

The word dolma is a modified form of the word dolma, which is a Turkish word that means filled. The reason for this name is that the surface of every dolmeh is filled with ingredients; that’s why it means filled.

It is almost similar to dolmeh barge mo, but onions are used instead of barge mo. It also comes with a series of small differences in cooking. Follow me to learn how to make Persian stuffed onions quickly and easily.

For: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients dolmeh piaz:

 White onions 8 PCS

Ingredients Persian stuffed onions:

Minced meat 0.7 pound
Grated onion 1 pcs
Chopped parsley 3 tablespoons
Minced garlic  3 cloves
Half-cooked cobs Half a cup
Half-cooked rice A cup
Tomato paste  A tablespoon
Oil  ¼ cup
Salt, black pepper, red pepper, turmeric, dry mint and dry savory  as needed

ingredients Sauce :

Water  a cup
Salt A teaspoon
Tomato paste A tablespoon
Olive oil A little
Parsley leaves A few
Butter A few pieces

Instruction Persian stuffed onions:

1. First, peel 8 white onions and make a deep cut near the center of the onion (the way you want to cut the onion in half).

peel white onions

2. Then put the onions in the pan and pour boiling water into it. Then, put the lid on the pan and let it boil for about 15 minutes.

put the onions in the pan

3. After 15 minutes, remove the cooked onions from the pan, then separate the layers and slices of the onion. Try to separate the larger, healthy layers of the onion and leave the small and middle layers aside.

separate the layers and slices of the onion

4. Then, we proceed to make the middle ingredients of the dolmeh. First, mix 300 grams of minced meat and grated onion.

minced meat and a grated onion

Then add salt, black pepper, red pepper, turmeric, dry mint and salt to the mixture of meat and onion.

add spiced to minced meat

After that, we add 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley, three cloves of chopped garlic, half a cup of half-cooked cobs, one cup of half-cooked rice, one tablespoon of tomato paste, and 1/4 cup of oil. Mix together until smooth.

prepare inner ingredients for persian stuffed onions

Mix together until smooth

5. Then, take a spoonful of the middle ingredients, put it inside the onion leaf, roll it to look like a butterfly cocoon, and set it aside.

Do the same with the rest of the ingredients and repeat until all the ingredients are placed inside the onions and rolled.

put it inside the onion

6. Put the prepared dolmeh piaz in the pan and put some of the previous onions in them.

Put the prepared dolmah in the pan

7. To prepare the sauce, mix a cup of water and a teaspoon of salt, a tablespoon of tomato paste and a little olive oil. Then, slowly pour the sauce on the dolmah so that it covers all of them.

After that, put a few leaves of parsley and some butter on the slices for a better aroma and flavor, then close the lid of the pan and let it cook on low heat for 30 to 45 minutes.

add sause to dolmeh piaz

8. Your Persian stuffed onions are ready; put them in a bowl and enjoy. Due to the presence of potassium, calcium, and phosphorus, onion has many properties, including reducing high blood sugar, strengthening the stomach, healthy bones, and many other great benefits.

It is a good substitute for hair leaves or capsicum in the preparation of dolmeh. Onion slices really have a different taste.

persian stuffed onions is ready

Notes Persian stuffed onions:

notes for dolmeh piaz

  • For a better taste of Persian stuffed onions, instead of pouring water on the ingredients, it is better to dissolve a meat stock in water and add it.
  • Dolmeh herbs include tarragon, coriander, salt, and parsley, which are chopped in equal amounts.
  • You can also use pomegranate paste or plum paste for seasoning.
  • Dolmeh should be cooked on low heat, and if the water runs out during cooking, you can add water.
  • First, you should be careful not to boil the onions in too much water so they don’t get crushed. If the onion is crushed too much, you will not be able to empty it easily.
  • If you don’t have any herbs, you can use chopped fresh basil as well.
  • If you don’t like the combination of rice and cob in the onion dolmeh, you can remove these 2 ingredients and use the same amount of semolina.
  • Dolmeh bademjan and dolmeh beh are very similar to dolmeh piaz.

Antioxidants may help prevent cell damage by fighting free radical molecules. Free radicals are developed when the body is exposed to radiation or tobacco smoke.

These molecules can cause diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. By eating onions you can help your body fight free radicals and improve your overall health.


1. What is Persian stuffed onions?

Dolmeh Piaz, or Stuffed onions, is one of the traditional and popular dishes in Iran and turkey, which is prepared using large onions and minced meat, rice, spices, and other ingredients.

2. Can I freeze this dolma?

Yes, you can freeze Persian stuffed onions for 3 weeks.

3. What is served with dolmeh piaz?

This food onions is served with mast o khiar and sir torshi.

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    1. Hello, there is a difference in the preparation method and usually the middle ingredients of cabbage and onion are the same
      In the days to come, I will definitely provide you with the recipe for stuffed cabbage.

    1. Yes, my friend, you can by removing the minced meat from the recipe
      Cook and use this food for vegans as well

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