Katak is an old traditional recipe produced in Bulgaria for centuries from a fermented yogurt that is mixed with white cheese, roasted peppers and garlic. White cheese or also called sirene is widely used across the Balkans.


Katak is prepared as a fermented yogurt that is mixed with white cheese and served with roasted peppers and garlic.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: Bulgarian feta cheese, red bell peppers, yogurt


  • 2 red peppers
  • 400 g yogurt
  • 200 g Bulgarian Feta cheese,
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • salt


  • Wash and grill the red peppers over stove or barbeque and peel them. Leave them aside in a bowl.
  • Minced the garlic and add it to the peppers.
  • In a bowl mix well the sirene with the yogurt. Add the paprika and sunflower oil, along with the mixture of the garlic and the grilled peppers. Mix all together.
  • Garnish with a fresh parsley on top and serve with bread.

Inspiration and adaptation: foodfuntravel.com, soofoodies.com

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