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Halloumi Curry with coconut sambal

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Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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Serves 4

Sour, sweet cheesy curry

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  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 x 250Gm packs Halloumi
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Red onions chopped
  • 2 Red peppers chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • Large bunch coriander
  • 150Gm desiccated coconut
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1/2 lime zested and juiced


  1. Add 2 Tbsp oil to frying pan. Add Halloumi chunks and brown (5-7 min) Remove from pan

  2. Add 2 Tbsp oil to frying pan add garlic and brown for 2 mins

  3. Add onions, pepper and salt cook until soft - app 10 mins

  4. Add Turmeric, Cumin seeds, lemon zest and juice. Stir and cook for few minutes then pour in 300ml water and cook for 10mins

  5. Remove from heat and use hand blender to blend to smooth paste. Put back on heat and add cooked Halloumi to warm. Add chopped Coriander

  6. To make Sambal put coconut, lime juice and zest, garlic and coriander in food processor and blitz till you have even mixture.

  7. Serve curry with rice, Sambal and lemon wedges

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koolk_2009's picture
1st Aug, 2018
Really enjoyed this recipe, great sauce although I think I used too much lemon juice! Will definitely use this again and loved the coconut sambal!
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