Galumpkis (Stuffed cabbage rolls)

Galumpkis is a dish known in cuisines of Eastern Europe and the East under different names. It is very popular in Russia. Galumpkis are boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around a filling of minced meat or vegetable stuffing with boiled rice or buckwheat. Similar dishes in another “envelope” in Russia are called differently (dolma - in vine leaves, stuffed peppers - in sweet pepper). That’s why, it is the cabbage rolls that are perceived as a national Russian dish. Galumpkis are usually served with sour cream sauce.


  • Onion – 1 bulb
  • flour - 1 tbsp.
  • tomato puree - 2 tbsp.
  • beef - 300 g
  • water - 1 cup
  • sour cream - 2 tbsp.
  • white cabbage - 800 g
  • butter – 2 tbsp.
  • pepper, salt, greens – to taste
  • dried mint - 0,5 tsp.
  • dried thyme - 1 tsp.
  • rice - 0,5 cup.

Preparation method (receipt)

Mince the meat, boil rice, chill and mix with chopped meat, add finely chopped and slightly grilled onions, as well as salt and pepper. Boil whole cabbage leaves in boiling water for 5-7 minutes, take out, cool, lay on a table, carefully cut off the stems to the thickness of the leaf, put the minced meat, wrap like sausages, fry and put into a pan. Prepare a sour cream sauce: mix tomato puree, sour cream and water, and pour into a still hot frying pan where the cabbage rolls have just been fried. Quickly add flour, stir well, bring to the boil, put mint or thyme and salt. Cover galumpkis with the prepared sauce and stew under the lid on a low heat or in the oven without a lid for 30-40 minutes. Serve galumpkis in a sauce in which they were stewed, and sprinkle with chopped greens.

onion flour tomato puree beef water sour cream cabbage butter pepper salt greens dried mint dried thyme rice