Trahanas is a Greek pasta, which is made in summer and can be kept for long periods even if it contains milk or yogurt; this is why our grandmothers used to make trahanas in large quantities so as not to run out of trahanas in winter. Trahanas is made in two versions, sweet and sour. Trahanas was considered a food for the poor people but nowadays it is used widely.
This recipe is one of my favourites trahanas recipes but I am gonna post more recipes with trahanas soon. So the next time you visit Greece, do not forget to buy trahanas to cook these delicious soups!
1 glass sweet trahana
2 large ripe tomatoes
3-4 tablespoons tomato paste
5-6 tablespoons olive oil
4 glass water
1-2 sausages (any of your preference)
1 pinch of sweet paprika
1 pinch of sugar
1 bay leaf
Let's start with the prep work! Slice the sausage into small pieces, boil the water and grate the tomatoes. Now we can cook! Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Then add the sliced sausage and cook until sausage is no longer pink. Pour the tomato paste in the pot. Add the grated tomatoes, the sugar, the bay leaf and the sweet paprika. Let them cooked for 1-2 minutes.
Pour the hot water in the pot. When it starts to boil, add the trahana. Salt and pepper. Don't forget to stir the soup frequently. The soup is ready when it thickens. (It depends on your preferences.) At the end you can add crumbled feta! Serve immediately!
If you add feta, use less salt as feta is quite salty!
For extra flavour, you can use a meat stock cube.