fine dining experience

Halloumi fries

Ever since we tried street food van Oli Baba’s legendary halloumi fries they’ve been haunting our dreams. This is our attempt to recreate that deep-fried cheesy magic


  • for frying oil
  • 2 blocks halloumi, cut into fat chips
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp ras el hanout
  • 100ml natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 100g pomegranate seeds
  • a handful mint, chopped


  • STEP 1

    Heat a shallow pool of oil in a large frying pan. Thoroughly pat the halloumi dry before adding to the pan and cook, turning until golden brown on all sides.

  • STEP 2

    Tip into a bowl, add the sumac and toss.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the ras el hanout with the yogurt and season with salt.

  • STEP 4

    Put the fries on a platter, drizzle over the yogurt and pomegranate molasses then sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and mint. Eat immediately.