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How to make halloumi curry... step-by-step video

Halloumi curry recipe


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 250g halloumi, cut into large cubes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 15g ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 400g tin tomatoes
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1½ tsp garam masala
  • 10g coriander, roughly chopped


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 large green chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • rice and naans, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put a large, deep, frying pan on a medium heat. Once hot, pour in the oil and, once it is shimmering, cook the halloumi for 3-4 mins or until golden on all sides. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon.

  • STEP 2

    Add the onion to the pan and cook over a medium heat for 6-7 mins or until golden around the edges. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for a further 3 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Sprinkle in the cumin, ground coriander and chilli powder. Cook for 2 mins until very fragrant, then pour in the tomatoes plus half a tin of water. Simmer for 10-15 mins or until thickened.

  • STEP 4

    Turn down the heat to low and add the cream and garam masala. Stir to combine, then return the halloumi to the pan. Leave on a very low heat while you make the tarka.

  • STEP 5

    In a small frying pan, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli, plus a small pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until the garlic is lightly golden, then sprinkle in the cumin seeds. Pour the tarka over the curry and sprinkle with the fresh coriander. Serve with rice and naan breads, if you like.

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