How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

Today we’ll visit a plant of prepared food “Siberian Gourmet” and examine all production stages from the mincemeat making till the packing of ready products and their delivery to storehouse. Besides meat dumplings the plant produces pancakes, cutlets and khinkali.

How Pelmeni Are Made

It is definitely necessary to wash your hands before entering production shops.

“Siberian Gourmet” takes leading positions from the Urals to the Far East in terms of volume of sold products in various price categories. The volume of production is up to 80 tons in a day, and 25 000 tons per year. Every day over 100,000 people buy ready products of the company and about 1,200 people work here. Production stages include control of all input raw materials, cooking, quality control of dough, filling, shaping, its intermediate control, freezing, packing…

How Pelmeni Are Made

The room for storage of flour. It keeps flour for the whole production, and there it is automatically sifted.

How Pelmeni Are Made

Pelmeni making lines Dominioni produce up to 25 tons of products per day. Flour is fed through a pipeline, then it is kneaded into dough by machines. The program of these machines has a variety of dough recipes, and operators watches proportions of ingredients.

How Pelmeni Are Made

An automatic truck distributes dough on all machines. Dough is rolled in layers, then a whole product is formed.

How Pelmeni Are Made

An operator of this line regularly checks meat fillings in pelmeni.

How Pelmeni Are Made

The finished product is sent by the line to chambers of spiral deep freezing. The temperature in the chambers is -30 — -32°C.

How Pelmeni Are Made

The line of handmade dumplings moulding produces about 10 tonnes per day. The task of workers is to form a dumpling manually: to make a joint and connect its ends.

How Pelmeni Are Made

Handmade ​​pelmeni are moulded of not hard dough and succulent meat.

How Pelmeni Are Made

After the freezing chamber products are carefully sorted, then only appropriate pelmeni are packed.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

The next stage is a mulitidispenser, which separates and dispenses products.

How Pelmeni Are Made

After packing products are formed in boxes, then as quickly as possible sent to temporary storage in cold chambers. The finished product has a temperature above zero only for some minutes. This is done to preserve the appearance and quality of pelmeni.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

+13 °C .

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

Khinkali are produced nearby.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

Cutlets.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

Packers.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

The refrigeration and logistics terminal with the constant tempurature of -18 °C.

How Pelmeni Are Made

The storehouse.

How Pelmeni Are Made

Mince for pelmeni is made from 100%  meat and soya is added only in cheap products for consumers’ money savings.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

Frozen pork fat of European manufacturers, as well as all raw materials, undergoes a serious laboratory control.

How Pelmeni Are Made

Onion for mince.

How Pelmeni Are Made

Here all mince ingridients are mixed.

How Pelmeni Are Made

The plant has a unique for the Urals device – this fat analyzer from Germany.

How Pelmeni Are Made

The laboratory controls products quality.

How Pelmeni Are Made

All data are kept in computers.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

Dough for pancakes.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

The automatic system controls quantity of fillings.

How Pelmeni Are Made

Cheese and ham.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

The production line produces pancakes with only one filling for a day. Next day – another filling.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

Here special pancakes with sweet fillings are baked.

How Pelmeni Are Made

How Pelmeni Are Made

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32 thoughts on “How Pelmeni Are Made”

    • Don’t you have russian/eastern european supermarkets, at least tiny ones?

      Here in germany we have even a supermarket chain which provides mostly russian food, what an excellent business idea.

      I like pelmeni, but I’ve only tasted fresh made ones and mostly they are much better than ready-made.
      My family is from poland and over there pelmeni are pierogi, and they must be fresh made, otherwise they are disgusting.

      • Not for real thats just not true. There are a lot of trade marks which make excellent frozen pelmeni, but as a pole living in germany you shouldnt even talk about russia..

        • Where should I go back? Im writing from russia? Do you have some intellectual problems?

          Yes as a russophob you shouldnt stop wrting here, most of the stuff you write is just wrong because you know nothing about russia. As this comment is the evidence.

            • Do whatever makes you happy – I’ve traveled through most parts of russia and europe, but it seems that you have never left your country or the eastern part to meet other people, you’re behaving way too childish.

              And at least I’m learning your language (beside 3 other ones), I can’t see you trying to understand other people & cultures and communicating with them without being insulting.

  1. where do you live Mr. Fox?
    well here in DC mmmm i dont know but in NY yes we dont have russian stores like the indian or chinese or korean

  2. Strange to see food handlers not wearing gloves on the assembly line. There are exceptions though like if tongs or spatulas are used it’s o.k. Still, I don’t think any processor in the States will let you go glove-less, even if you just stack the packaged food- fear of litigation I think.

    • as far as i know, handmade dumplings nearly impossible to do in gloves

      anyway, there i see no problem with it, as long as there is proper cleannes (hands and workplace)

      and i think, they achieved it – the whole place looks neat

      and im hungry now

      (hm, refrigerated pancakes? sounds weird, but i like pancakes, so…)

      • “as far as i know, handmade dumplings nearly impossible to do in gloves”… This is a familiar argument manufacturers use to avoid the extra costs associated with “gloving up” a production line. There are indeed gloves designed for tactile sensitivity, look at what surgeons use, where sense of feel is vital. The public has got to stop swallowing the B.S. manufacturers give out if they expect to improve the quality of their lives.

  3. Heck, most countries have their equivalents of pelmeni. Go to Korea, you have mandu, stuffed dumplings, or China, or Japan, where they are called gyoza.

  4. A beautiful, state-of-the-art-facility producing TONS of healthy food!

    Question: What is a Pelmini, and a… Khinkali?

    I’m sure they’re delightful, and if you ask the factory for a bit of history, some recipes, and what to drink with these, you’d have international orders by the end of next week!

    Seriously? Whole animals for mince and broth and whatnot?

    I’m in! Whatever they are!

  5. Pretty darn clean factory, and modern, too. But what are those animals? Is that lamb? Or goat? Or some strange mutant creature developed 40 years agon in an East German lab?

    • Doug U, my observation as from above: Strange to see food handlers not wearing gloves on the assembly line. There are exceptions though like if tongs or spatulas are used it’s o.k. Still, I don’t think any processor in the States will let you go glove-less, even if you just stack the packaged food- fear of litigation I think………..This got me three bombs, so I thumbs up yours.

    • That is about as automated as a food producing facility can get this place is on par with any 1st world western facility.Beyond that you just have to promote safe handling practices.

  6. English Russia is largely prone to aggressive stupidity, biased and slanted when it comes to its perspective on Russia. Whomever is responsible for this blog has an outmoded ‘cold war’ mentality that’s little short of idiotic.

  7. Hi,
    While I was looking for a Pelmeni factory to get the representative of Pelmeni here in Iran I encountered your web site. Would you please guide me how I can find a Pelmeni factory in Russia or other countries near Iran like Armenia?
    Thank you very much.

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