Traditional Cypriot Foods

  • Kleftiko –  Tender lamb shank gentle cooked for hours in the traditional oven.

 

  • Tavas Tender lamb pieces roasted in a ceramic pot with a rich tomato sauce, bay leaves, herbs and lightly spiced.

 

  • Kappamas – Lamb casserole simmered in a rich fresh tomato sauce,vegetables and herbs.

 

  • Stifado – Pieces of beef stewed gently in red wine,onions and subtle pieces.

 

  • Afelia – Grilled tender aromatic pork marinated in red dry wine and crushed coriander seeds.

 

  • Moussaka Thin layers of potatoes,aubergines,marrows,mincemeat with hints of local herbs topped with rich bechamel sauce.

 

  • Keftedes – Cypriot meat balls – mincemeat,finely chopped parsley and onions, deep fried until golden brown.

 

  • Dolmades – A mixture of rice, mincemeat and herbs, rolled in vine leafs and cooked in tomato sauce.

 

  • Yemista – A traditional recipe for rice stuffed tomatoes and/or other vegetables that are baked, until soft and nicely browned. 
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