Pelmeni are one of the most ancient of traditional Russian foods.
The idea of these delightful dumplings came hundreds of years ago
when the early Mongols (an ethnic group that originated in what is now Mongolia, Russia, and China) borrowed the idea from the Chinese (pot stickers).
Polish pirogies are like a dumpling cousin to the Pelmeni. Much later on the Italians borrowed the idea and created“Ravioli”.
1 1/2 cups flour
Presentation: Serve pelmeni with one of the following: butter and salt, sour cream and dill, sour cream and vinegar, as a soup with meat broth (you may boil the pelmeni in meat broth for added flavor). You may also serve pelmeni with a traditional Russian salad of chopped cucumbers and tomatoes with mayonnaise or sour cream.