Trahana soup


My hometown in Greece, Kozani, gets really cold during the winter time.. The best way to get warm in a cold night is to have some Trahana soup. Trahana can be categorized under cereal or pasta, as it can be made either with cracked wheat, semolina or flour boiled in milk or sour milk/yogurt. Trahana is widely known in Greece and eastern Mediterranean. It’s healthy and has an amazing taste. It can be eaten either in a soup or be the basic ingredient in a pie, accompany beautiful red meat or make an extraordinary ‘risotto’ with Trahana instead of rice!  

 the recipe



  • 100gr. sour trahana (flour based)
  • 800ml. water
  • 60gr. Feta cheese
  • 8tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2tsp. salt
  • optionally, black or chill pepper to serve



  • Put in a pot the water, salt and half of the olive oil. Warm it up in medium fire.
  • When the water starts boiling add the trapan and stir.
  • Boil for 8′-9′ depending on how big the pieces of your trahana are.
  • A little bit before the boiling time is over, add the feta cheese broken into small pieces.
  • Remove form the stove, serve in deep plates and add the rest of the olive oil and the pepper you like!
  • Serve hot and..




  • You can enjoy it with ‘old’ bread, meaning not so fresh. Cut it in small bites and add it to your soup!
  • Alternatively, instead of bread you can eat the soup with Kretan wholegrain barley rusks! Such a great combination!
  • You can find traditional Greek Trahana online in Greek Food Tales !



2 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks like a nice recipe to try! I’ve never heard of it, but since it’s Greek it must be good (well, that’s my rule) !

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    1. So sweet of you to say this! 🙂

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