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Tiganopsomo – The Greek version of fried bread

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If you are following my blog for the past 18-20 days, you will be knowing that I am sharing International FlatBreads in the order of A-Z. What I am loving in this series of flatbreads is that most countries have some or the other sort of flatbreads, and while many are so much alike yet they are different in taste and textures. So today for the letter T, I decided to try Tiganopsomo , Greek version of fried bread. I have taken this recipe from here.

Tiganopsomo – The Greek version of fried bread

Tiganopsomo is made just with a few ingredients and the end result is a perfect flaky crusty bread. The dough is quite rich as it contains a lot of butter and is stuffed with feta cheese. The flatbread is then traditionally fried. I made the pan fried version as would had too much fat If I had fried it.

Tiganopsomo – The Greek version of fried bread

While preparing this Greek fried bread , let the dough rest for a while so it is easy to roll. Roll the dough as thin as possible as we are going to have a cheese layer followed by another layer of dough to cover and seal it. It needs to be thoroughly cooked inside out while shallow frying. Do not add too much of cheese in it as then you would not be able to seal the edges and the cheese will ooze out while frying.

You can even replace the feta cheese with a combination of feta and Greek hard yellow cheese, for a more “cheesy” texture. You can also add some fresh herbs like oregano, mint or dill for extra flavour. I kept it simple with just some feta cheese. Serve this while still warm as a starter or a snack to enjoy that crunchy flaky .

Tiganopsomo – The Greek version of fried bread

Tiganopsomo – The Greek version of fried bread

Delicious round packets of soft, golden shallow fried bread, wrapped around a rich, melting feta cheese filling that can be enjoyed as a starter or side to any savory dishes.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Bread, Cheese, FlatBread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 pieces
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 1/4 Cup All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 gm Active Dry yeast 1/2 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup Lukewarm water
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 200 g feta cheese crumbled
  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying


  • Add the flour into a large bowl and mix in the salt, sugar, yeast and pour in the olive oil.
  • Knead the dough by slowly incorporating the lukewarm water until the dough forms a smooth and elastic bowl. Let it rest for 30 minutes or so.
  • Divide the dough into equal size balls (around 4-6).  Roll them into circles of 4-6 inches in diameter as thinly as possible, but enough so that it does not tear. 
  • Spread feta cheese on one disc, and place the other on top of this. Seal the edges. One can make some designs using fork.
    Tiganopsomo – The Greek version of fried bread
  • Heat a pan and shallow fry it on both the sides until golden brown. You can use some oil for shallow frying.
  • Serve it while still warm.
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

Recipes in this series of A-Z International FlatBreads

A- Afghani Bolani

B- Boxty – Irish Potato FlatBread

C- Corn Tortilla

D- Dhal Puri

F-Farinata Genovese : Ligurian Chickpea Flatbread

G- Gözleme (Turkish Flatbread with Potato, Spinach, Mint and Feta Cheese)

H- Harcha (Moroccan FlatBread)

I – Injera (Ethiopian FlatBread)

J-Jamaican FlatBread – Bammy

K-Knäckebröd – Swedish Multi-Seed Crispbread

L- Lachuch (Yemenite FlatBread)

M-Manakish Za’atar (Levantine Flatbread)

N-Noni Afghani (Afghan Flatbread)

O-Omani Maldouf – A FlatBread made with Dates

P- Potato Apple Bread


R-Rye Flatbread (Icelandic)

S-Syrian Pita Bread

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Adriana Lopez Martin

Monday 19th of November 2018

wow love this idea of a fried bread with feta cheese, Greek food is one of my favorites must definitely I will need to make this recipe at home looks delightful

Anna Hettick

Monday 19th of November 2018

I have never made fried bread but my husband talks about it often. This recipe looks super tasty and I love the greek flavors!

chef mireille

Sunday 18th of November 2018

what a delicious fried bread - I think every culture has some version of it


Saturday 17th of November 2018

Yes, I find your flatbread sharing so fun! Really so unique and quite educational, too! :) Thank you so much for bringing something fresh to the world of food blogging!

Jacqueline Debono

Saturday 17th of November 2018

This Greek fried flatbread with feta sounds wonderful. I love Greek food but have never had tiganopsomo! Def pinning this for later!


Saturday 17th of November 2018

Thank you