Best Homemade Indian Mango Chutney Sauce

September 16, 2021

Who can say no to a sweet, tangy and spicy flavor to lift the mood and stimulate the taste buds? Here is one of these flavors: Mango Chutney Recipe.

Chutney is a perfect combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, which is paired as a complimentary dish with the main course in India. Etymologically the term chutney originated from a Hindi word called 'chaṭnī' which stands for 'to lick' and the meaning goes well with the mind-blowing spicy flavor of Chutney. Chutney is largely prepared with different types of fruits like raw mango, peach, apple, or several types of veggies like tomato, onion, etc. Also, herbs, spices, sweetener, souring agents and oil is a must for preparing chutney.

Among the different varieties of chutney, it is one of the most popular chutney recipes with the perfect balance of pungent sourness and sweetness, prepared with delicious tropical fruit mango. Here in this article, we will learn how to make the perfect sweet and sour authentic Mango Chutney in your home kitchen. So let's take a quick look at the schedule. Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %70
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 45 mins

Tips

  • While preparing mango chutney make sure you are using raw mango, do not take the ripe one.
  • Also, wash the mango nicely and let it dry before you start to cut it into pieces.
  • Use a heavy-based saucepan while preparing the chutney to resist burning.
  • Make sure the jar or other container in which you will keep the chutney is dry and it has an airtight lead. Also always use a dry and clean spoon to scoop the chutney to avoid the fungus. In simple words, once the mango chutney is cooked it should not have any contact with water.
  • If you want to preserve the Mango chutney for a longer period don't use water in the recipe, slowly cook it in sugar syrup.
  • Like every other sweet dish, to balance the sweetness and sharp sourness of the raw mango add the required amount of salt into the dish.
  • Don't add any type of artificial color into the dish as the chutney will get its natural color from the turmeric and red chili powder.
  • To conserve the mango chutney in favorable quality for a long time, try to keep away from the jar of the chutney in the sunlight periodically.
  • If you want to cook the chutney quickly then make thin slices of the mango. To prepare the chutney, use cube cuts or long vertical cuts.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. First of all, peel the green skin of the raw mango and cut it into long vertical slices.
  2. Then sprinkle some turmeric powder and a little amount of salt into the mangos and mix them well.
  3. Heat the mustard oil in a nonstick pan over low to medium heat.
  4. When the oil is heated enough add all the whole spices and the dried red chili and give it a quick stir.
  5. Add the mango slices into the oil and saute it for a few minutes. Then add the red chili powder to the mango and add a lead to the pan and occasionally stir the mixture. Make sure you are cooking it at low flame.
  6. After 8-9 minutes when the mango is partially cooked add the sugar and the water(optional) and give it a nice mix. Also, add a little amount of salt if needed.
  7. Cook the chutney for roughly 8-10 minutes. The sweet and sour mango chutney is ready to serve hot. You can also store the chutney in a sterilized glass bottle with airtight lead.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Mango Chutney
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9 g11.5%
Sodium 70 mg3%
Protein 1 g2%
Protein 1 g2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Chutney?

Chutney is a type of spicy savory condiment or sauce that originated from the Indian subcontinent. This is gluten-free and this dessert is kind of a blend of many different types of tastes like sourness, sweetness, and spiciness along with a savory touch. Chutney is made with different types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices along with sugar or jaggery and sometimes vinegar for preserving it for a little longer. In different parts of the globe, people prefer different varieties of chutney. For example Apricot Chutney in Africa, Apple Chutney in England is everyone's favorite and in India Mango Chutney, Coconut Chutney, Tamarind or Mint Chutney are very popular.

How To Make Chutney?

Chutney can be prepared with a wide range of fruits and veggies along with different herbs, spices, sugar, salt, and souring agents. Traditionally, Mango chutney is prepared with unripe mango, sweet or jaggery, spice mixtures, and oil. Also, in different parts of the world people prepare this dish in different styles by adding vinegar, different herbs, and some other additional components to it. To make the chutney, mix the ingredients well in a food processor and blend until smooth.

What To Serve with Chutney?

Chutney can be served with a wide range of food like it's a perfect pair with different types of Indian snacks like samosa, kachori, dhokla, aloo Tikki, panipuri, or bhel. Furthermore, it can be paired with sandwiches, French fries, grilled chicken, nun paratha, chapati, puff pastry, pizzas, and many other delicious dishes.

Here are some of our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chutney:

How to Store Chutney?

You can store or refrigerate chutney for a longer time. All you need to do is take a dry sterilized glass container with an airtight lead and put the chutney into the jar when it cools down. You can also keep away from the jar in sunlight periodically to keep it fresh. Also, make sure that the chutney doesn't come in contact with water as it can cause fungus in it.

How To Make a Variation of Chutney Recipe?

Throughout the globe, there are thousands of variations of mango chutney, some are more savory than others and some will win your heart with sweetness. A few of the different varieties of Mango Chutney are listed below.

  • Mint Mango Chutney: This refreshing and flavourful chutney is prepared with raw mango, coriander leaves, mint leaves, fresh coconut, ginger, green chili, lime juice, and salt. First, a smooth paste of all the ingredients needs to be prepared. Then heat some oil and add mustard seed and red chili in it along with some White Urad Dal. When the dal turns golden, pour the tempering into the mango mixture and give it a nice mix.
  • Mango and Coconut Chutney: This easy side dish chutney recipe is prepared with grated fresh coconut, slices of raw mango, green chili, salt, and water. First blend all the mentioned ingredients. Then take a Tarka pan, heat some oil, add whole mustard seed, red chili, curry leaves and add this tempering into the raw mango coconut chutney.
  • Savoury Mango Chutney with vinegar: To prepare this mango delight, first, add the required amount of vinegar with sugar and put the mixture on medium heat, first the sugar will melt, and then the mixture will start to reduce. Now grind some roasted coriander seed, cumin seed, red chili, and cardamom and add the powder to the syrup, also add the thin slices of mango and salt to it at this stage. Lastly add chopped green chili, ginger, and garlic to the sugary vinaigrette mixture and let it boil. Reduce the mixture until it gets a thick syrupy texture and your sweet and savory mango chutney is ready to serve.
  • Apple Chutney: Apple chutney is a perfect side dish with roasted chicken. To prepare this delight, first heat some oil into a heavy bottom pan and add cardamom, Cinnamon stick, and star anise to it. Then add some red chili powder and chopped ginger and give all the ingredients a nice stir. After that add the apple slices, pple cider vinegar, and brown sugar into the pan and mix it. Add a lead and let the chutney cook. After nearly 15 minutes, mash some portion of the apple chutney to give the dish a nice consistency and it's ready to serve hot.
  • Tomato Chutney: It's very easy and quick to cook Tomato chutney. All you have to do is, heat some oil and add some mustard seeds into it, and let it splatter. Now add ripe red tomato slices into the pan along with some salt, turmeric powder and give all the ingredients a nice mix. Then add the required amount of water, sugar, lime juice, and red chili powder to the dish and let it cook for 10 minutes.
  • Coconut Chutney: To prepare this south Indian side dish, first, dry roast some chana dal and make a paste of it along with freshly grated coconut, green chili, cilantro, ginger, tamarind, salt, and water. Now in a pan, heat some oil, add mustard seed, red chili, curry leaves into the oil, and pour the tempering into the coconut paste.

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