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Halloumi Cheese Pakoras Sandwiches

Yeh… yeh… yeh… I know sometimes halloumi cheese can become bit of a bore for vegetarians at times.  The same old grills added to refreshing green salads – however delicious does tend to become a bit blah 😉

Initially I wanted to make crumbed halloumi cheese sandwiches but my hubby requested some pakoras as well and suggested I give this a go like paneer fingers.  And what do you know…It works so well.  Just so you know my hubby and I devoured the entire 250g ….oh yes we did 🙂  I will be sharing another one of my super favourite halloumi cheese curry recipe soon, I just love the way this ingredient lends itself to different types of cuisine.

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Halloumi Cheese Pakoras Sandwiches

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6

+/-  250g Halloumi Cheese (sliced into 1cm thick strips) for vegan option replace with firm tofu.

Canola oil for shallow frying

Pakora Batter

½ cup (125ml) Besan flour

¼ cup (60ml) Rice flour

1 tsp (5ml) coriander powder

1 tsp (5ml) cumin powder

½ tsp (2.5ml) hot chilli powder

¼ tsp black pepper

½ tsp (2.5ml) turmeric powder

½ tsp (2.5ml) brown sugar

½ tsp (2.5ml) salt (adjust accordingly)

180 ml cold water (add more or less to form thick batter)

*Mix all the above ingredients to form a nice thickish batter

       Let’s cook 🙂 

  • Heat oil in a pan. Oil should be medium hot. *The oil should just cover the halloumi slices about 1 cm depth.
  • Dip halloumi slices into the batter and fry for 30-45 seconds on each side.

Halloumi Pakoras By Videhi

these are just good on there own as well making the perfect peckish bites

Sandwich Ingredients

6 brown rolls sliced and buttered


Shredded cabbage

Julienned carrots

Finely sliced onion

Slice red chilli

Sandwich Dressing (combine all ingredients in a pestle mortar and coarsely grind)

1 cup (250ml) fresh basil leaves

1 clove garlic

½ tsp (2.5ml) salt (adjust accordingly)

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

30 ml fresh lemon juice

This is how:

Start by assembling the sandwiches –

Then make the sandwich dressing – spoon over lettuce, cabbage, carrots, onion & chilli.

Lastly fry halloumi cheese pakora’s  – add 2 slices each to sandwiches.

Now how easy it this 😉


3 comments on “Halloumi Cheese Pakoras Sandwiches

  1. Sivamanikandan Murukesan
    October 5, 2015

    Very tasty sandwich….. you could even eat halloumi pakoras just like that….. Yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. videhisveggietable
    October 5, 2015

    yes indeed…especially with the basil dressing…yummy


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