Dolma is a specialty of oriental cuisine: vine leaves, which are mostly filled with rice, minced lamb, finely chopped onions, nuts and spices. The stuffed vine leaves are boiled or braised in broth or wine and drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice. Dolma are traditionally eaten cold or as an appetizer.
The name of the dish comes from Turkish. Dolma means "filled". The alternative name in Turkish is sarma (wrap). In German, in addition to the Turkish original name and the Greek name Dolmades (Greek plural of Dolma) naturalized.