Pav Bhaji Fondue

Cheese added to hot ground pav bhaji is the Indian version of fondue which you can serve with pieces of brun pav. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Pav Bhaji Fondue

Main Ingredients Cauliflower, Green peas
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Pav Bhaji Fondue

  • 1 small Cauliflower grated
  • ½ cup Green peas
  • 1 medium Green capsicum finely chopped
  • 2 medium Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese grated
  • ½ cup Processed cheese grated
  • 2 tablespo For topping Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 medium Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 medium Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons Pav bhaji masala
  • ½ tablespoon Red chilli paste
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespo for garnishing Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 8 Pav brun, cut into bite sized pieces


  1. Heat butter and oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till translucent.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté for 1minute. Add tomatoes and salt, mix well and cook till the tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.
  3. Add chilli powder and pav bhaji masala, mix well, cover and cook for 1minute. Add red chilli paste and little water, mix well, cover and cook till oil separates.
  4. Add cauliflower, green peas and capsicum, mix well and cook for 1minute. Add potato, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add salt and coriander leaves, mix well and cook for 1minute. Add remaining pav bhaji masala and mix well. Add 1 cup water, mix and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Switch off heat and mash with a hand blender. Add water as required, to adjust consistency.
  7. Heat another non-stick pan. Strain the prepared mixture into it and heat. Add mozzarella cheese and processed cheese and mix till the cheese melts.
  8. Transfer the prepared cheese bhaji in the fondue pot, top with butter, garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately with the pav pieces.