All posts tagged: Cypriot Food

My Homemade Moussaka Recipe

This is one of my very favourite dishes to make, as it really reminds me of home. When you add all of the herbs and spices to the lamb mince, the smell is so good, it always makes me go ‘mmmm’ in a Nigella-like fashion! There are various ways of making it, but this is my recipe. Please note that it takes time! When I made this one (with these photographs) I did it after work, and while it was still perfectly tasty, it could definitely have done with cooking for longer. Ingredients 750g lamb mince 4 medium white potatoes 2 large aubergines 2 tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic 5 small white mushrooms 1 onion 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp coriander 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp tomato purée 3 fresh mint leaves or 1 tbsp concentrated mint sauce  Salt and Pepper Olive Oil For the white sauce (this is a recipe I’ve always used from the BBC website) 50g butter 50g plain flour 400ml milk 25g finely grated …