Dolmeh barge mo are the Persian version of stuffed grape leaves, with a delicious filling of rice, yellow split peas, herbs and meat. They make a great appetizer and work well with other small plates.
Most countries around the Eastern Mediterranean seem to have some version or another of stuffed grape leaves/stuffed vine leaves. The names vary from dolmeh, dolma and dolmades depending on the language and the fillings vary as well, although the majority contain rice along with various herbs.
These dolmeh are based on the Persian version in honor of the fact it is almost Persian new year. But you can use whatever excuse as they are really delicious, full of lots of great herbs and with the addition of creamy yellow split peas.