Mango Chutney

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In the world of condiments, there’s one that stands out for its irresistible blend of flavors – Mango Chutney. This delightful concoction of ripe mangoes, spices, and a hint of tanginess has found its way into kitchens and hearts around the globe. Whether you’re a culinary adventurer or just someone looking to elevate your meals, mango chutney is a must-try.

Mango chutney seamlessly combines the richness of ripe mangoes with a medley of spices. The sweetness of the mangoes is balanced by the zing of spices like ginger, cumin, and red chili flakes. The result is a flavor explosion that dances on your taste buds.

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Mango Chutney

One of the most endearing qualities of mango chutney is its incredible versatility. It effortlessly transitions from a condiment to a cooking ingredient. Spread it on sandwiches, serve it alongside grilled meats, or use it as a dip for appetizers – the possibilities are endless.

Mango chutney is bold and beautiful. It’s vibrant orange hue adds a pop of color to any plate. Its visual appeal not only makes your dishes look more appetizing but also stimulates the senses even before the first bite.

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Ways to Enjoy Mango Chutney

  • Sandwich Sensation: Spread mango chutney on your favorite sandwiches to elevate them to a whole new level. It pairs wonderfully with both savory and creamy components, adding a burst of flavor to every bite.
  • Grilled Glory: Glaze grilled chicken, pork, or even tofu with mango chutney during the final stages of cooking. The heat caramelizes the sugars in the chutney, creating a delightful, slightly charred exterior.
  • Dip It Up: Use mango chutney as a dipping sauce for appetizers like samosas, spring rolls, or even tortilla chips. Its unique combination of flavors will have your guests coming back for more.
  • Cheese Companion: Serve mango chutney alongside a cheese platter to create a harmonious balance of sweet, tangy, and creamy flavors. It’s a match made in culinary heaven.
  • Toast’s Best Friend: Spread mango chutney on toasted bread for a quick and delightful snack. Top it with a sprinkle of fresh herbs for an extra layer of flavor.
mango chutney ingredients


  • Mangos
  • Sweet onion 
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Garlic
  • Red bell pepper
  • Sugar
  • White vinegar

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Recipe Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine mangoes, onion, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, red bell pepper, sugar, vinegar, and water.
  2. Mix well using a heatproof spoon to prevent sticking.
  3. Bring to a boil (around 5 minutes), then simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes until thickened and mangoes are soft.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  5. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
mango chutney ingredients

Frequently Asked Questions

What is mango chutney?

Mango chutney is a condiment made from ripe mangoes, spices, and other flavorful ingredients. It’s known for its sweet and tangy taste and is used to enhance a variety of dishes.

How do I use mango chutney?

Mango chutney is incredibly versatile. You can spread it on sandwiches, serve it with grilled meats, use it as a dip for appetizers, add it to curries for extra flavor, or even pair it with cheese for a unique combination.

How long does homemade mango chutney last?

Homemade mango chutney can last for several weeks when stored properly in the refrigerator. Make sure to keep it in a sealed container or jar to maintain its freshness.

Can I freeze mango chutney?

Yes, you can freeze mango chutney to extend its shelf life. Divide it into portion-sized containers or freezer bags before freezing, so you can thaw only what you need.

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Mango Chutney

Mango chutney is a sweet and tangy condiment made from ripe mangoes and spices, adding a burst of flavor to a variety of dishes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 cups


  • 3 mangos, large, ripe, pit and skins removed and chopped
  • ½ cup sweet onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • cup red bell pepper chopped, I like to use small peppers as they are sweeter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup water
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  • In a medium-sized saucepan, add the mangos, onion, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, red bell pepper, granulated sugar, vinegar, and water.
  • Use a heat proof spoon and mix all ingredients so they are well incorporated and nothing sticks to the bottom of the saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil (it took about 5 minutes), then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for an additional 20-25 minutes until it thickens and the mangoes are soft and tender.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and let it cool completely.
  • Place in a jar and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


  • This mango Chutney is excellent served with yogurt for a fun snack, but we truly enjoyed it served with fish (grilled flounder) and a side salad.
  • Storage: up to two months in the fridge or freeze it (you can freeze it in a container or in an ice tray for a more individual portion)
  • Excellent served at room temperature. You don’t need to heat it up.
  • Have fun with the recipe: Make it spicy: Add some red pepper flakes or chopped Jalapenos. However, be careful not to add too much as the vinegar already brings a nice touch of spice without overpowering the mango flavor.


Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 68g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 423mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 64g, Vitamin A: 2759IU, Vitamin C: 98mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg
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Mango chutney is a delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors makes it a versatile and flavorful addition to any meal, elevating dishes with its vibrant taste and adding a touch of culinary magic.

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