Sweet Mango Chutney

24 Apr

You know those mangoes we get this time of the year, neither ripe nor unripe but somewhere in between. Too sour to be eaten as-is or used in milkshakes, but not raw enough for panna. What to do with such mangoes?

Make sweet mango chutney, if you ask me.

A lightly cooked Indian mango chutney, sweetened and spiced, this is my favorite way of using the first yellow mangoes of summer. What’s yours?

You Need:

  • Mangoes – 2, half-ripe
  • Jaggery – 2 tablespoons
  • Water – approx. 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Black salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili flakes – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

[I used Banganpalli mangoes for this recipe. You may need to alter the amount of sugar/jaggery according to your variety of mango.]

How To:

Chop mangoes into 1cm cubes.

Heat oil in a skillet or kadhai. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Add mango cubes with a pinch of salt and cook covered for 5 minutes on low flame, stirring occasionally. If the mango feels dry or begins to stick to the bottom of the pan, sprinkle a little water.

Add black salt, roasted cumin powder, red chili flakes and jaggery to the kadhai. Mix well and add about a tablespoon of water to adjust thickness of the chutney. Continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring regularly, till all the flavors have blended in the chutney.

Allow to cool to room temperature. Keep refrigerated.

Sweet mango chutney is a great on the side with stuffed parathas.


5 Responses to “Sweet Mango Chutney”

  1. Rinku Naveen April 25, 2012 at 5:42 AM #

    Ahh..that looks delicious! Perfect for this season

    • S April 25, 2012 at 8:37 AM #

      Thanks Rinku!

  2. Richa@HobbyandMore May 2, 2012 at 2:30 AM #

    I love mango chutneys.. ost mangoes we get here are anyway not ripe or raw even during summer.. so this is just perfect

    • S May 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM #

      Hi Richa, Welcome here and I hope you’re making plenty of chutney out of Seattle’s mangoes :)

      Hopped over to your blog and loving it!

  3. S May 16, 2014 at 1:22 AM #

    A variation on the recipe of sweet mango chutney, with different proportions of jaggery and mango. I used a cup of jaggery and a single mango – the other ingredients remained the same.

    This is great over toast – recommended in place of preserved mango jam.

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