Stuffed Grape Leaves With A Magical Touch Of Yoghurt

Stuffed Grape Leaves  are one of the essential flavors of Turkish cuisine. Usually made with fresh grape leaves or canned, this dish offers a unique flavor with a rich filling and special spices. The leaf stuffing is refined with ingredients such as rice, onions, pine nuts, currants, leeks, and parsley. This filling, which comes out of stuffing grape leaves, is flavorful when it is cooked in a pan. The soft, fragrant leaves absorb the aroma of the filling and create a unique taste.

Stuffed grape leaves flavor is even more enhanced, especially when eaten with yoghurt. Yoghurt adds freshness to the grape leaves and a complementary flavor. Sütüm Gurme Yoghurt pairs perfectly with plenty of leaves. The yoghurt's richness and subtle acidity provide a perfect balance with the stuffed leaf filling. You can pour yogurt over the stuffed leaves and serve. This delicious duo is perfect for those looking to experience the flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine in a modern way.

So let's take a look at the perfect-tasting recipe:


  • 1 cup of rice

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • Half a cup of pine nuts

  • Half a cup of currants

  • Half a bunch of spring onions, chopped

  • Half a bunch of parsley, finely chopped

  • Salt, pepper, cumin (optional)

  • Fresh or canned grape leaves

  • Sütüm Gurme Yoghurt

Sütüm Gurme's different types of yoghurt are perfect additions to stuffed grape leaves. Get acquainted with these special flavors and use them as a garnish when preparing stuffed leaves.


  1. Wash the rice and drain it. Fry the onions in olive oil until the color turns golden brown.

  2. Add rice and fry for a few more minutes. Add garlic and mix.

  3. Add the pine nuts and currants, as well as the green onions and parsley. Add spices and mix.

  4. Arrange the grape leaves in a bowl. Place a mortar on each piece and wrap tightly.

  5. Place the stuffed grape leaves on the pan and add hot water just enough to cover them.

  6. Cover the pot and simmer over medium-high heat for 30–40 minutes. Wait until the stuffed grape leaves soften and the rice is cooked.

  7. When eating, you can use Sütüm Gurme Yoghurt. Stuffed grape leaves are even more flavorful when they are eaten with yoghurt. 

Enjoy Your meal!