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Tuesday, 12 January 2010


As promised and uppon your request here is the detailled info about GIORTI

This is an image from a traditional giorti made in Samos.

And here is the great casserole to cook it .


1 kg half broken Grains
1 kg onions
1kg Veal or beef or pork or lamb ,only pieces of meat
200 gr butter , I prefer olive virgin oil
salt and pepper
warm water
regular pan or casserole (large)
paprika and cumin or cinamon (if desired)


Do the onions and the olive oil in the Casserole for 5 minutes.
Add the meat and move it around with a spoon slowly for another 5 minutes.
Do grains and water in the pan and bring it to cook. Let grains with water and meat by cooking at low heat . 3 to 4 hours approximately,Well stirring occasionally, because you will avoid it to burn.
After 4 hours cooking the food is well mixed through the grain and the dish looks like a porridge (think rice pudding).

Divide the court on serving plates, sprinkle little cumin or butter sauce over it if you like and eat it warm.


  1. It looks delicious! Thanks.

  2. Interesting. I've never heard of this before.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

  3. Thank you. I'm wondering what sort of grain I might use to make this. It sounds delicious.

  4. Très intéressant !

  5. Looks very nice and the slowing cooking would make it very tender and lovely.
    A very huge casserole container your cooking it in!

  6. Sounds just what we need in the UK to keep us warm in the snow. I wouldn't want to make it for so many people though ;-))

    "half broken grains", does that mean a sort of rice?

    Jackie in a very cold snowy UK!!

  7. Οτι θα έβρισκα και συνταγή της "γιορτής" σε photoblog, δεν το περίμενα φίλε μου :Ρ
    Φυσικά και την αντέγραψα αμέσως.
    Ευχαριστούμε πολύ
    Καλημέρα σας!!

  8. I tried this Giorti stuff several times at different locations during Panigiria on Samos, where they do the stirring in the large pots all night long before they serve it!
    I have to confess: uaaah, I don't like it!
    Nevertheless I like to take photos of Panigiria and the preparation process for Giorti :)
    Panigiria on Samos