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Afelia (Αφέλια) - Greek Pork Stew from Cyprus

Cretan Cuisine (Κρητική κουζίνα) - Afelia (Αφέλια)

Crete Version of the Famous Cyprus Dish

Afelia is a Cypriot dish, not unlike Stifado, there are many version's of this recipe.  This is the Cretan one. It is a pork stew, with carrot's, onion's & potatoes flavoured with coriander and cinnamon. A perfect dish for a cold winter's night. This meal can also be cooked on a low heat in the slow cooker.


Cooking Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6.


  • 500 grams pork, diced
  • 500 grams potatoes, diced
  • 4 large onions, sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 glasses Red wine
  • 1 glass olive oil
  • 2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Fry the pork in some of the olive oil, until the colour changes.
  2. Add the onions and fry, until onions are soft.
  3. Add the wine & rest of the olive oil.
  4. Add coriander seeds & cinnamon, bring to the boil.
  5. Add carrots & potatoes, and simmer until ready.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with either rice, or big chunks of bread.

As you chose to cook the Cretan version, please enjoy your Afelia (Αφέλια) meal of Cypriot origin.  The Greeks say: Καλή όρεξη with a glass of wine in the hand.

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