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This is in fact not a Greek dish, but Turkish. "Dolma" means "Stuffing, Stuffed" in Turkish and the origins of this dish go back to authentic Ottoman Imperial Cuisine. In fact there are very many other stuffed vegetable dishes in the Turkish Cuisine, such as eggplants, arthichokes, marrow(zuccihini) and its blossoms, potatoes etc. This term, stuffed, is also used for dishes where chicken, turkey and the like are stuffed with various ingredients, mainly rice, before cooking usually in the oven.

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Erdal Onurhan November 28, 2000

We enjoyed this dolmades recipe even though I didn't serve it with the yogurt sauce but with avgolemono sauce instead. Greek or Turkish, we didn't care as long as the dish tasted good, and it did! Thanks for sharing!

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COOKGIRl December 25, 2006

Wonderful! Loved the play of flavors in the 'stuffing.' Different than many of the Dolmades I have had at various greek places; but really really delicious!! Well worth the time to make!

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Matthew in NYC April 24, 2006

this was not very good

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carolyn lynch February 12, 2003

Dolmades just cant be made without avgalimino sauce as it just doesn't have the same flavor.Check out a good recipe and try it you'll see what I mean.

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Douglas Gove April 18, 2001
Dolmades with Yogurt-Mint Sauce