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Chania meat pie

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the lamb

  • In a pot add the lamb, water, chicken bouillon cube, cover with the lid, and simmer over medium heat for 1-1 ½ hours.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Drain the lamb and set aside 150 g of the stock to cool.
  • Shred the meat, add it to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside.

For the dough

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the lukewarm stock that you kept aside, yogurt, yeast, egg, olive oil, salt, and mix with a hand whisk.
  • Add the chili flakes, the flour, and beat with the hook attachment at medium speed for 5-8 minutes until the dough thickens.
  • Transfer the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rest for 30-60 minutes.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 170ο C (340ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut the 2/3 of the dough and, with a rolling pin, roll it out into a thin sheet. If it is too sticky, dust with a little flour.
  • Grease a round 30 cm baking pan and spread the sheet at the bottom of the pan.
  • Spread the lamb over the whole surface of the dough sheet and add the gruyere, the galotiri, and the anthotyro cheese crumbled into pieces.
  • Add the butter into pieces, in several spots over the rest of the ingredients, lemon zest, rosemary leaves, and the parsley finely chopped.
  • Roll out the remaining 1/3 of the dough until you get a thin sheet and cover the filling. Turn the sheets inwards in order to crimp the pie.
  • Cut into 12 pieces and bake on a high rack in the oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • Allow 20-30 minutes for it to cool and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
25 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
70 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
3 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
64 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
30 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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