Recipe – Halloumi Fries with Pomegranate, Yogurt, and Mint

Halloumi Fries with pomegranate, yogurt, and mint

Halloumi or haloumi (/həˈluːmi/) is a semi-hard, unripened, brined cheese made from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk, and sometimes also cow's milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled. Rennet is used to curdle the milk in halloumi production, although no acid-producing bacteria are used in its preparation.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Chef Melody Miranda


  • Oil For Frying
  • 2 Blocks Halloumi Cut Into Fat Chips
  • 1 Tsp Sumac
  • 1/2 Tsp Ras El Hanout
  • 100 ml Natural Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 Handful Mint Chopped


  • 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.
  • Tip Into A Bowl, Add The Sumac And Toss.
  • Mix The Ras El Hanout With The Yogurt And Season With Salt.
  • Put The Fries On A Platter, Drizzle Over The Yogurt And Pomegranate Molasses Then Sprinkle With Pomegranate Seeds And Mint. Eat Immediately.