How to make Idli Chutney Fondue -

Tomato chutney elevated to fondue level with cheese and served with spiced idlis

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Idlis (इडली), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Idli Chutney Fondue

Idli Chutney Fondue Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Idli Chutney Fondue Recipe

  • Idlis 8

  • Ghee 2 teaspoons

  • Gun powder (molagapodi) to sprinkle

  • Processed cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 8-10 cloves

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Medium onion chopped 1

  • Large tomatoes chopepd 3

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Tata Sampann Red Chilli Powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Quarter the idlis and place them on a baking tray.

Step 2

Drizzle ghee and sprinkle gun powder over the idli pieces, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat 3 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add curry leaves, mix and sauté for a few seconds. Add onion, mix and sauté well. Cook till golden brown.

Step 4

Add tomatoes, mix and sauté for 2 minutes. Add green chillies, mix well and saute till the tomatoes are pulpy.

Step 5

Add Tata Sampann Red Chilli Powder and salt and mix well. Add ¾ cup water, mix well, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool. Transfer into a blender jar and blend to a fine paste.

Step 7

Heat remaining oil in another non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add asafoetida and the tomato chutney. Mix and let the mixture come to a boil.

Step 8

Add processed cheese and mozzarella cheese. Mix well and allow the cheese to melt completely. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 9

Transfer the prepared sauce into a fondue bowl and serve hot with the spiced idlis.

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