Greek Tiganites

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Greek Tiganites Recipe

We got a special request for this recipe from Diane, so here it is. These are very similar to pancakes and were very often made by grannies for their young grandchildren - they're really easy to make. Here we've given a recipe with Greek strained yoghurt in them, which makes them especially delicious.

However the most common way of making them, especially in the villages, was just with flour and water - no yoghurt, eggs, butter or sugar that you see in the recipe below - just the flour and enough water to make a thick but runny mixture that could be fried. The honey and cinnamon was then spread on top at the end.


200g white self-raising flour
3 eggs
300g Greek strained yoghurt
2 level tbsp sugar
75g melted butter
300ml sunflower oil
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp cinnamon


Beat the eggs and sugar with a whisk.

Add the butter, yoghurt and salt and stir well.

Add the flour gradually and continue stirring – avoid lumps – to make a smooth, thick but quite runny mixture.

If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little water.

Heat the oil in the frying pan.

Using a ladle, preferably with a small spout, add the mixture in round shapes to the frying pan – as many as your pan will comfortably take.

Lower the heat – you don’t want it too strong – and fry the tiganites for approx 1-2 minutes on each side.

Remove and place on kitchen paper to drain and continue until you have used all the mixture.

Place all the tiganites on a large plate and evenly spread the honey over them and sprinkle the cinnamon over them.

Eat and Enjoy!

Greek Tiganites Recipe


Paula said...

I`m going to do this soon! :)

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Edward said...

Greek Foods are health because they usually use olive oil. I Love Mediterranean foods because they are known for being delicious and healthy.

alessandra said...

Mmmmm look fabulous!

lisarryans said...

I love this so much!! This cuisines taste is just perfect! Actually almost everybody really loves its flavor. Glad to have tried this recipe out. :)

Kate H said...

Mmm I love this site so glad I found it..slowly working my way through everything. Just made these and they are delicious! I had a bit of greek yoghurt with strawberry so I tried them with that..mmmmmmmmmm :)

Dan B. said...

I'm not familiar with strained yogurt. Do you know if it is known by any other name?

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