Taste of Cyprus Local Food Traditional Soutzoukakia

Traditional Soutzoukakia


For the soutzoukakia: 

500 gr mixed minced pork and chicken

2 tablespoons parsley chopped (optional)1 onion finely chopped

½ teaspoon of grated cumin

Salt and pepper

For the sauce: 

2 cups tomato juice

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 onion grated

1 clove of garlic (mashed)

½ teaspoon of cumin

1 pinch of sugar

Salt and  pepper


Step 1:

Knead the minced meat with all the ingredients until they are mixed evenly. Make small balls, spread them on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 25 minutes.

Step 2:

For the sauce: In a small saucepan, add the olive oil and cook the onion and the garlic. Add tomato juice, cumin, sugar, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and bake for 10 minutes.

Step 3:

Pour the sauce over the baked soutzoukakia, mix carefully and serve.


You can serve soutzoukakia either with pasta or with rice.



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