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Beef Ravioli – Kaloirka

KaloirkaKaloirka is a traditional Cypriot recipe, which is a pasta dish filled with minced veal or beef, similar to meat ravioli, maybe a remnant from the Venetian rule on the island.



1 kg plain flour

pinch of salt



1/2 kg minced beef

1 onion finely chopped

parsley finely chopped

corn oil (or sunflower oil)

salt, pepper


Corn Oil– First prepare the filling. Place the minced meat, onion and some corn oil in a pan and sauté lightly.

– Add salt, pepper and 4-5 tablespoons water and simmer.

– When the minced meat is nearly cooked, add the parsley. Remove from the heat when cooked and place the minced meat in a strainer to cool.

– Prepare the dough. Put the flour in a bowl and add some salt. Add the water slowly and knead until the dough is firm.

– Cover with a tea towel and stand for an hour.

– Roll out the dough and cut into little square pieces (5X5cm).

– Place on one corner of each square some of the minced meat mixture and fold in a triangle. – Bring the tips of the triangle together over the centre and press firmly to seal.

– Heat some chicken stock in a saucepan and boil the Kaloirka.

– When cooked remove from the stock and sprinkle with grated hellim cheese.