Cheese fondue with curry flavor

This is a very tasty meal and a lot of fun as well. You will need to have a crockery fondue pot and a burner, as all the cooking happens on your dinner table with your guests doing all their own cooking! My wife and I enjoy a fondue with dinner guests or simply by ourselves, and this is one of our favourites. This recipe is adopted from one published by the Australian Dairy Corporation many years ago.


(serves 4)


  1. Rub the bottom and sides of the fondue pot with the clove of garlic before crushing it and using it in the next step.
  2. Bring the garlic, onion, wine and curry powder to simmering point in the fondue pot. If you want to speed things along a little then you can do this on the stove and then transfer the mixture to the fondue pot.
  3. Combine the grated cheese and flour by tossing in a plastic bag.
  4. Gradually stir in the cheese, a handful at a time. Allow it to melt completely between each addition. When all the cheese has been added the mixture should be bubbling and smooth.
  5. Stir in the relish.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  7. Keep the mixture warm over a burner, seat your guests down, fill their wine glasses and enjoy your meal.


I often add more cheese than the recipe calls for. You can use any of the following as dippers with the fondue:
  1. whole cultivated mushroom caps, sauteed quickly in butter then tossed in chopped parsley.
  2. whole, peeled and deveined prawns.
  3. fresh pineapple chunks.
  4. canned artichoke hearts, well drained and halved.
  5. unpeeled apple wedges, thick banana slices or peeled pear quarters tossed in lemon juice (to prevent them from going brown during your meal.)
  6. thick cucumber slices or chunks.
  7. small whole radishes.
  8. califlower
  9. a small French loaf per person.
  10. anything else that tickles your fancy.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 40 minutes preparation, cooking takes as long as it takes you to eat it.
Precision: approximate measurement OK


Michael Oudshoorn 
Computer Science Dept., University of Adelaide, South Australia 
Recipe last modified: 22 Apr 87

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