Halloumi Tikka Curry

As a vegetarian I literally live on halloumi, I have found ways to weave it into every meal of the day. I discovered a recipe online for a halloumi tikka and have since tweaked it to my own tastes. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

(serves 2 very greedy people)

You will need:

  • Tikka curry powder – 1tbsp
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Smoked paprika – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tbsp
  • Half an onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Ketchup
  • Halloumi
  • Tinned new potatoes (could use roast potatoes)
  • Tub of single cream
  • Rice to serve

(This is also great with peas – just cook them separately and mix them in before serving)

How to make:

1. In a dry frying pan add the tikka curry powder, turmeric, smoke paprika and garam masala. Toast the spices for a couple of minutes. Transfer the spices into a bowl and put to the side

2. Add some oil to the pan and fry the onion and garlic until soft.

3. Then add the toasted spices and fry for a couple of minutes.

4. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes and a couple of squirts of ketchup.

5. Allow to simmer for a few minutes.

6. Whilst the sauce is simmering boil the tinned new potatoes until they are to your taste. Once boiled drain and put to the side.

7. Transfer the sauce in the fry pan to a bowl and liquidise – once the sauce is smooth return it to the frying pan on a low heat.

8. You can now put the rice on to boil.

9. Whilst the rice is on chop the halloumi and add to a new frying pan and fry until it begins to get crispy.

10. Add the cooked potatoes to the sauce, then add the cream (a couple of splashes worth – keep tasting as you add) and halloumi and mix together.

Unfortunately this picture does not do the dish any favours and I was far too impatient to tuck into it to attempt any prettier pictures!


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