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30-Minute Pelmeni Recipe

A quick version of the classic recipe. Store-bought wrapper for dough with seasoned ground meat filling that is so easy to make! Have dinner on the table in 30 minutes!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 24 oz wonton wrappers (100 wrappers, 2 packs)


  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 medium onion, grated on protruding holes
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ tsp salt, or to taste
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1-2 Tbsp dill, chopped



  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients for the filling until well incorporated. Cover and set aside until ready for use.
  • Cut the square wonton wrappers into circles using kitchen shears.
  • Working in batches, layout the wrappers on a floured surface. Add a teaspoon of the meat filling in the center of each wrapper.
  • Dip finger in water and run it around the edge of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half over the filling and seal tightly. Then shape into a dumpling.

cook pelmeni-

  • Bring water to a boil and season with salt (or Vegeta) and a bay leaf.
  • Add the pelmeni to the water. Once they float, cook 2-3 minutes or until filling is fully cooked. DON'T overcook the dumplings, they will start to fall apart.
  • Remove the pelmeni from the water with a large skimmer or gently dump into a strainer.
  • Toss pelmeni with butter and serve with sour cream or desired toppings.
  • Enjoy, friends!