Cooking of healthy recipes of Kalymnos! Have a good apetite!

xtapodokeftedesOctopus meatballs


1 pound octopus

3 eggs

2 onions

½ bunch parsley, chopped

Oregano or flour as needed

Salt and pepper

Seed oil or soybean oil for frying

Preparation: 20-25;

Frying: 15-20;


Wash and clean the octopus and cook briefly in plenty of water until tender without being melted. Drain and cut into small pieces. Pour into a deep bowl and add chopped octopus onions chopped, lightly beaten eggs, parsley, oregano and pepper. You begin to mix the ingredients by kneading with hands. Add the flour slowly and continue to knead until the mixture is shaped like meatballs. Then lubricate little hands and conjure balls like meatballs. Cook the octopus in a deep fryer or skillet with plenty of hot oil. Place them on kitchen paper to drain before they serve.

mermizeliMermizeli Kalymnian salad with
dry roast bread


1 coil Kalymnos

2 tomatoes

1 cucumber

1 onion

10 olives

½ cup oil


Salt thrympi

Slice 1 piece


Lightly wet cake and break into small pieces in a deep bowl. Cut into the tomatoes, cucumber and onion. Add the olives. Pour the oil and vinegar and then add salt, feta and thrympi.

Revythia oven

1 pound of chickpeas

1 kilo of onions

1 cup oil

2 tablespoons tomato paste

Salt, pepper, rosemary


The night before, put the chickpeas in a bowl with enough water and a tablespoon of salt. T leave it that way until the next afternoon that drain and ‘t mix with the oil, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Then put them in a clay pot and cover with thinly sliced ​​onions. Put a little rosemary. Are doing in our neighborhood bakery and the bakery bakes all night.

Pancakes Kalymnian


2 pounds of flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Chian mastic

80 g. fresh yeast

½ glass of wine ouzo

Lukewarm water as needed

Cotton seed oil


We make a slurry with the above materials. Cover with towel for 1 hour to rise. In a deep pot, add plenty of oil. Once cooked well with a spoon (which has a hole in the middle and is specific for pancakes), fry the mixture me. Leave for a little pancake on one side and then fried with a fork to turn the other side. The put in a colander to drain the oil. Finally sprinkle with honey, cinnamon and roasted almonds.

Revithokeftedes (meetballs from chickpeas)revithokeftedes

½ pound of chickpeas

1 large onion

1 small tomato

2 cloves of garlic

1 spring onion

15-20 mint leaves Greenstick

Salt, pepper, oregano




At night we put a pound chickpeas in a pot with fresh water to swell. In the morning strain, rinse and crush little by little into the blender. Grate the grater one large onion, a little tomato, two cloves of garlic and one chopped onion and fresh mint leaves 15-20 preferably chlorine. Add salt, pepper, oregano and 4 to 5 heaped tablespoons flour and kneaded to not dissolve and mix all the ingredients together. In a pan put sunflower and just burn, mold revythkefte one to one and pour. Once browned one side and we go the other. When you are ready to let it drain for two minutes on kitchen paper, then serve.
Fisherman’s spagheti

½ pound spaghetti

10 large shrimp

10 black mussels

1 red pepper

5 cloves of garlic

1 glass of white wine


Freshly ground pepper


Olive oil


Wash the prawns and clean without removing the head. Put the shrimp in a deep skillet over medium heat. Clean and wash the mussels well. Add the mussels to the pan with the shrimp and strengthens the fire. Once the prawns change color salt and pepper and add the wine. After two minutes, add the sliced ​​garlic and chopped pepper. Pour the olive oil and stir. Boil the pasta. Just boil the pasta, drain and add to the pan with the shrimp and mussels. Stir. We offer our spaghetti on a platter and sprinkle with parsley.

Squids with rice inside (kalamarakia gemista)

gemistakalamarakiaIngredients for sauce

1 pound squid

½ pound rice Carolina

1 large onion


1 cup oil

Pepper, salt

1 cup tomato sauce

3 cups water


Wash the squid, remove the tentacles.

Finely chop the onion, parsley and tentacles.

In a saucepan, saute the onion and oil.

Add the parsley, salt and pepper, tomato sauce and three glasses of water. Allow to cook 30 minutes over low heat, let it cool.

Ingredients for the filling

½ pound rice Carolina

1 large onion


1 cup oil

Pepper, salt

1 cup tomato sauce

5 cups water


In a deep pan, add the chopped tentacles oil, onion and parsley, sauté.

Then add the sauce with salt, pepper and water. Allow to cook for 20 minutes over very low heat and add the rice and stir for two minutes. Then remove from heat for 2 minutes.

With a spoon, fill the squid and carefully close with a toothpick. When we fill the squid sauce to add that we have prepared so that the squid have been covered by the sauce. Let it cook on low heat for about 30 minutes. After serving the food.

Fylla Kalymnos

½ pound vine

½ pound of ground beef

½ pound ground pork

2 cups glutinous rice

1 cup tomato juice

2 large onions, chopped

3 tablespoons vegetable butter

1 cup olive oil

2 ripe tomatoes

2 eggs

Juice of one lemon

Salt and pepper


Steam them in a little hot water the vine, until softened. In a large bowl knead well minced meat, rice, onions, butter, tomato puree and seasoning as desired. Then we lay on the bottom of a wide pot some leaves until they reached the bottom, let us stick to the food. Then take a vine leaf, put it in the center of a little of the mixture in the pan tightly wrap it in packets and put the pot next to each other in a circle. This process continues until the entire mixture over. In the end, above the sheets we lay the tomatoes cut into thin slices, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and cover the leaves with a deep dish, upside down.

Add to the pot a glass of water and boil without stirring any food for about half an hour. Because leaves Kalymnos without Avgolemono not done, beat the eggs and lemon in lemon sauce and sprinkle tight food when it is ready.

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Kalymnian mououri
Preparation time: 2 hours


1 kid, the gutted carcass. The liver and lungs minced goat.

3 to 4 onions

Butter, margarine, olive oilkalimnikomuuri2

1 kilo of rice nychaki

Tomato puree

Salt and pepper


Blanched almonds cut in the shape of pine

1 lemonkalimnikomuuri3

Some vine branches

1 deep clay pot (mououri)


First prepare the kid. Wash it well, add salt and pepper, brush with the lemon inside and out. Exterior baste with butter, cinnamon and tomato paste. We go to the filling. Inflating the lung, put it in slightly warm water and chop into small pieces. Chop and liver. Put the livers and lungs to drink their water. Then add the oil, a little butter, chopped onions and saute. After throwing almonds and after rice since we wash in warm water and natural salt analogue. Delve into the rice with stir remaining ingredients and add half a glass of water. Fill the carcass with the stuffing and sew the belly. Spread the bottom of the hull with vine branches and spread over the stuffed goat. Close the pot and seal the cracks with dough made from flour and water. The sealed hull comes in a traditional oven that have lit branches, since warm enough off the fire and let the coals. Then we put in the mououri door and build with bricks and mud to close tightly. The morning opened and the mououri ready.

By Maria Kambouris,  B1


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