Indian Halloumi Fries

Indian Halloumi Fries

The ultimate snack. The first dish in our new MOB Munchies recipe series.


Make sure you keep those halloumi sticks frying until they are nice and golden.

Cooking Time (Including Preparation Time): 30 minutes


1 small red onion

2 mixed chillies (red and green)

3 blocks halloumi

5 tbsp plain flour

1 tbsp turmeric 

1 tbsp cumin seeds 

1 tbsp coriander seeds 

150g pot natural yogurt 

1/2 small pack mint

1 small pack coriander

1 garlic clove

Squeeze lemon 

2 dollops mango chutney


  1. Finely chop the red onion and slice the red chilli, put to one side. Pat the halloumi blocks dry then cut the halloumi into fries. 

  2. Mix together the flour, turmeric, cumin and coriander seeds on a plate. Roll the fries in the mixture so that they are evenly coated. 

  3. Blitz the yogurt with the mint, half the coriander, green chilli, garlic clove, squeeze lemon and some seasoning until vivid green. 

  4. Fill a wide frying pan 2cm full with oil. Heat until visibly bubbling hot. Carefully lower in one of the halloumi fries as a tester, you want them to go golden but if the oil is too hot they will colour too much and burn. Cook the halloumi fries in batches until they float, draining on kitchen paper once fried. 

  5. Pile the Indian halloumi fries on a platter, dollop on the yogurt, mango chutney. Whack on the chopped onion, chilli and the remaining coriander.