Lazy galumpkis

Lazy galumpkis is a Russian dish. These are ground cutlets from meat, rice and cabbage. The name of the dish is explained by its compositional similarity to the stuffed cabbage rolls (Russian dolma), and it is much easier to prepare it. The process of preparation of lazy galumpkis is not limited to a strict uniform recipe. However, the base is always the same: meat, cabbage, rice and sauce-gravy. The sauce should be moderately thick; it is generally prepared on the basis of sour cream.


  • Mincemeat - 500 g
  • cabbage - 400 g
  • onion - 1 bulb
  • carrot - 1 piece
  • egg - 1 piece
  • rice - 2 tbsp.
  • sour cream - 200 g
  • tomato paste - 200 g
  • salt – to taste
  • pepper – to taste
  • vegetable oil – for frying.

Preparation method (receipt)

Finely chop the onion and grate the carrot. Fry them in vegetable oil in a frying pan until half cooked. Add the finely chopped cabbage to the same frying pan and stew all together for about 30 minutes, pouring in half a glass of water and covering with a lid. Add salt and pepper to taste. Boil rice in salted water, and when ready, drain the water. Mix the forcemeat with the egg, boiled rice and stewed vegetables (cabbage, onion and carrot). Salt and pepper the forcemeat to taste. Make galumpkis (cabbage rolls) with this stuffing, place them in hot oil in a frying pan and fry on all sides under a high heat (until golden brown, and not until done). Pour the sour cream and tomato paste mixture into the frying pan with the already fried cabbage rolls, cover and simmer for 40 minutes until done. When ready, dish up having sprinkled with greens (optionally).

mincemeat cabbage onion carrot egg rice sour cream tomato paste vegetable oil