vegan haloumi
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recipe type: cheese
cuisine: vegan
serves: 4
  • 1 350 gram block of firm tofu
  • ¼ cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 tbs oil for frying (I used olive oil)
  1. Freeze the tofu overnight then thaw it the next day. This freezing process changes the texture of the tofu, making it chewier.
  2. Press the water out of the tofu by placing it on a tea towel with a chopping board on top. Place a heavy weight on top of the board. (I used my mortar which weighs a ton!)
  3. Slice the tofu into ½ cm slices.
  4. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl except the oil and water. Add enough of the water to make a paste.
  5. Brush the paste on both sides of the tofu slices and leave to marinate for a few hours (if you can wait)
  6. Heat the oil in a non stick frying pan and fry the slices over medium heat for 2-3 minutes each side. They will crisp up.
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