Let’s prepare a different kind of pie, without phyllo or dough but with kataifi. Kataifi is a greek traditional dough which looks like angel hair and it is used for sweets with syrup. In this recipe kataifi is not a sweet, because it is stuffed with cheese. Rich in flavor, will spread a wonderful smell in your house and your patience will be tested, as it will make your stomach growling and your palate to eager!

We will need…


  • 500 g (1.1 lb) kataifi
  • 1 cup kaseri
  • 1 cup kefalograviera
  • 2 cups feta
  • 150 g (0.33 lb) margarine
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g (0.44 lb) Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • Sesame and sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • Fresh grounded pepper and paprika
  • Fresh mint or oregano

How to prepare…


Melt margarine and use a little of it to grease a baking pan.


Ravel kataifi to become fluffy, lay half of it in the baking pan and sprinkle with half of margarine.


Spread cheese, sprinkle paprika and pepper. Add fresh mint or oregano finely chopped.


Lay the other half of kataifi and sprinkle with the other half of margarine.


In a bowl mix the eggs, add the yogurt and mix until combined.


Add milk.


Pour some of the sesame seeds, about 1 Tbsp.


Stir the mixture and pour over kataifi.


Add over some more sesame and pumpkin seeds, which give a very distinct taste.


Bake in preheated oven at 180℃ or 375℉ until golden brown.


This article originally appeared at CookEatUp.com and is reposted with permission.