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Spicy, juicy, delicious, filling and vegan are these lenivye pelmeni with mushroom-potato filling. They are a quick change of pace from the usual Russian dumplings. The pelmeni for lazy people are ideal as a full main meal for lunch or dinner. You can serve them with a sauce or with vegetable salad. A detailed lenivye pelmeni recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found below.
What are lenivye pelmeni?
“Lenivye pelmeni” translated from Russian means something like “lazy pelmeni” or “pelmeni for lazy people”. They are a quick alternative to the classic pelmeni.
Although the preparation of lenivye pelmeni requires a certain amount of time, the shaping of each individual small dumpling by hand is saved with this recipe. Because of this, the pelmeni were called “for lazy people”. Because you don’t always have the time or the inclination to form the Russian dumplings with your hands.
Pelmeni for lazy people vegan
Just like my classic pelmeni, I have also made the dumplings for lazy people in a vegan version.
You can make the pelmeni dough very easily without animal ingredients. You only need water, flour, vegetable oil and salt.
The filling for my vegan pelmeni for lazy people consists of mashed potatoes and fried mushrooms. This combination tastes very delicious – also together with the dough.
Seasoning mushroom-potato filling
To make sure your lenivye pelmeni don’t taste bland, you should season the mushroom and mashed potato filling really well for it. It’s just like with vegan oatmeal patties or lentil patties. Taste the filling in between and season it if necessary.
I seasoned the mushroom-potato filling only with salt and black pepper. But you can still use different spices and herbs for it. For example, season the mixture with paprika powder**, chili powder**, nutmeg**.
How to serve Russian dumplings for lazy people?
Serve the pelmeni for lazy people warm as a main course for lunch or dinner.
They taste delicious with a vegetable salad. You can also add (vegan) sour cream, a sauce, for example a tomato sauce, or mustard. Fresh herbs, such as parsley or dill, go well with lenivye pelmeni.
The lenivye pelmeni are
- very tasty,
- easy and quick to make,
- perfect as a main meal for lunch or dinner.
Quick recipe without dumpling molds
The recipe for lenivye pelmeni, which you’ll find at the end of the post in the recipe box, is pretty simple. Unlike the classic pelmeni, here you don’t have to form small dumplings with your hands. So the preparation is much faster.
First, you prepare the filling for the lenivye pelmeni. Boil potatoes and mash them. Then fry mushrooms cut into small cubes. Now mix the mashed potatoes with the mushrooms and season the filling to taste.
Knead the pelmeni dough and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
Then roll out the dough, spread the filling on it and roll it up. Cut the dough roll into pieces, place the dough snails in a pan and simmer them in vegetable broth. Your pelmeni for lazy people are ready!
How to make vegan lenivye pelmeni: tips and tricks
- You can flavor the mushroom-potato filling with any herbs and spices.
- The amount of flour given in the recipe may vary. Add flour in batches until you get a firm dough.
- Be sure to let the dough rest for a while. After that, it will become pliable and easy to roll out.
- Serve the pelmeni for lazy people with fresh herbs, vegetable salad, sour cream, mustard or a sauce.
Have you made leniwye pelmeni using this vegan recipe? I’m looking forward to your result, your star rating and your comment here below, how you succeeded and tasted the dumplings for lazy people.
Got an appetite for more delicious vegan dumplings? Try:
- Potato piroshki: vegan buns with savory filling
- Potato vareniki – vegetarian recipe with fried onions
- Piroshki with bean filling – fried savory buns
Lenivye pelmeni / Pelmeni for lazy people vegan
for the dough
- 150 ml water
- approx. 260 g flour**
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- flour for the work surface
for the filling
- 600 g mushrooms
- 400 g potatoes
- black pepper
- vegetable oil for frying
for cooking and frying
- vegetable broth
- vegetable oil
Preparation of the filling
- Peel potatoes, boil them in water until done, drain the water and mash the potatoes.
- Cut mushrooms into very small cubes, salt them a little and fry them in a pan in vegetable oil, stirring over high heat until liquid forms and then evaporates. (It took about 15 minutes for me).
- Add the fried mushrooms to the mashed potatoes, mix, seasoning with salt and pepper as you go, and let the filling cool.
Preparation of the dough
- Mix water, vegetable oil and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Add flour in portions, knead it into a firm dough, and then knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
- Let the dough rest covered at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Preparation of lenivye pelmeni
- On a floured work surface, roll out the dough into a long rectangle.
- Spread evenly the mushroom-potato filling on it.
- Roll up the rectangle from the long side, cut the roll into pieces about 6 cm wide, and lightly flatten each dough piece (each dough snail) from one of the cut sides.
- Grease a deep pan with vegetable oil and spread the dough snails side by side in the pan.
- Fry them just slightly golden brown from the bottom side.
- Carefully pour enough vegetable broth into the hot pan to cover about 2/3 of the bottom of the dough snails.
- Cook the lenivye pelmeni with the lid closed for about 20 minutes until they are done. If the liquid evaporates before the pelmeni are cooked, pour some more vegetable broth into the pan.
- Serve the Leniwye Pelmeni warm with fresh herbs, vegan sour cream or a sauce.
- You can season the mushroom-potato filling with any herbs and spices you like.
- The amount of flour listed may vary. Add as much flour in batches until you get a firm dough.
- Note the detailed tips and tricks for making vegan lenivye pelmeni at the top of the post.
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