Showing Category: Traditional

Revithokeftedes (chickpea balls), by Argyro

Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chickpeas 2 cups bread 2 onions 1/2 cup dill a little spearmint a little wine salt and pepper vegetable oil for frying Method: Peel the onions and pass the through the cheese grater. Squeeze them in your hands to remove excessive liquids. Pass the chickpeas through […]

Baklavas (baklava)

Ingredients: 1 pack filo pastry sheets 2 cups walnuts 2 cups almonds 1 cup butter or margarine (or half cup butter and half margarine) 1/2 teaspoon cloves 2 teaspoons cinnamon For the syrup: 2 cups water 3 cups sugar 1/2 cup honey peels of one lemon Method: We cut the […]

Tyrokafteri (or tirokafteri, kopanisti)

Ingredients: 1/2 kg feta cheese 1/4 kg anthotiro cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 or 2 hot green peppers (depends on taste) without the spores Method: We work well all the ingredients (feta cheese, anthotyro cheese, olive oil, green peppers) in a blender to a paste. Tirokafteri is a fine […]

Eggplant salad Agioreitiki (Holy Mountain’s recipe)

Ingredients: 4 globe eggplants (flaskes) 2 fresh green onions 3 red pepers (Florina’s type) 4 garlic cloves 1/3 cup olive oil vinegar salt pepper Method: We put the eggplants in a baking pan and cook them in 200ο C, till they become smaller and very soft (in the oven for […]


Ingredients: 1 kg yogurt strained 2 cucumbers 4 garlic cloves olive oil vinegar salt Method: There are two ways to slice the cucumber for tzatziki. We can use the cheese grater (the one with the big oval shaped holes). If we cut it that way, we ‘ll have to let […]

Garlic sauce (skordalia) with bread

Ingredients: 1/2 load old bread 1 garlic (or more if we want to) 1 cup olive oil 4 tablespoons vinegar salt pepper Method: We remove the crusts from the bread. We put the bread in a big bowl and we cover it with water. We let it soak and then […]

Dakos or koukouvayia

Ingredients: 1 barley rusk (paximadi) 1 tomato 1 piece of Feta Olive oil Oregano & salt and 2 olives for the eyes Method: Dip the rusk in some water for a few seconds and then wrap it in a clean towel to dry. Cut the tomato in very small pieces […]

Lamb with okra

Ingredients: 1 kg lamb 1 kg okra Some vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 kg chopped tomatoes 2 onions 1 cup chopped parsley Salt pepper (garlic and oregano) Directions: Cut the okra diagonally, pointy at the end without breaching them. Afterwards wash and drain the hulls (Hint: If one blans […]

Ravani (Revani) of Veroia (traditional greek sponge cake)

Ingredients: for the sponge cake 2 1/2 cups fine semolina 2 1/2 cups cake flour 2 1/2 cups sugar 16 eggs 100 ml milk 2 vanilla extracts 3 teaspoons baking powder for the syrup 6 cups sugar 5 cups water 12 spoonfuls fresh butter juice of one lemon the zest […]

Greek salad (village salad)

Ingredients: 4 tomatoes 1 cucumber 1 onion 1 green pepper a little caper olives Feta cheese oregano salt Olive oil Directions: We wash and clean the vegetables. We cut the tomatoes in half and then we slice each half. We clean the cucumber and cut it in half vertically and […]