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Savory pumpkin turnovers


This is a traditional Cypriot recipe called “Kolokotes” made with raisins and bulgur.

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For the filling

  • Remove the peel from the pumpkin and cut into 2x2 cm cubes. Place them in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a pan, add the olive oil, sunflower oil and finely chopped onion. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes, until they soften and turn light golden.
  • Add the bulgur and vermicelli noodles. Sauté until golden. Remove from heat and add to the bowl with the sautéed pumpkin.
  • Add the remaining ingredients for the filling, apart from the raisins. Mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight. (The pumpkin will release all of its juices and the bulgur will absorb them.) The following day, add the raisins and set aside until needed.

For the dough

  • In a large bowl, combine the hard flour, soft flour, olive oil and sunflower oil. Rub mixture in between your fingers until it resembles wet sand.
  • Make a small well in the center and add the lukewarm water, salt, vinegar and orange juice. Knead until you create a smooth and elastic dough.
  • Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate and allow it to rest for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into small pieces. Take 1 piece and cover the rest with a towel so they won’t dry out. Knead the piece of dough on a lightly floured working surface and then roll out into a thin sheet.
  • Use a round 10 cm cookie cutter to cut out dough.
  • Add a large spoonful of the filling over each circle. Keep a small bowl full of water next to you and brush the circumference of each circle of dough. Fold the circle in half to create half-moons. Press down on the edges with a fork to seal.
  • Repeat the same process to make the rest.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper, leaving 2-3 mm of space between them. Lightly brush with some orange juice.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until nice and golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, drizzle with balsamic cream and serve.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
9 %


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)
7 %

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)
4 %

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)
10 %


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)
6 %


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)
8 %


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)
3 %


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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