Mango Chutney

Introduction: Mango Chutney

This is an instructable about food preservation- a great way of dealing with an excess of ripe fruit is to turn it into jam or chutney! This is my recipe for Mango chutney, a traditional accompaniment to indian dishes/ curries/ poppadoms, but also very good with cheese!

Mango Chutney (makes about 850g)

1 kg diced ripe mango- peeled stoned weight (about 4 large mangoes)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp crushed ginger
120ml white wine vinegar
140g sugar
4 cloves cardamom, podded and crushed in a mortar and pestle
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground coriander
1 tsp garam masala
A little ground black pepper

1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Put down to medium heat, and cook for 25 minutes. The mango should be soft, and the chutney fairly thick.
2. Remove the bay leaf, cinnamon stick and pour into preserving jars.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    I love this recipe but I don't think it's anything like Sharwoods Mango Chutney. I'm pretty sure that Sharwoods must use unripe mangoes for a start as there's no way you can end up with the chunks of hard mango that they have in their chutney if you use ripe fruit.

    What I like about this chutney is it's much fresher and more adaptable. For instance, you can use it to make great cheese and chutney sandwiches, which I think would taste horrible if you tried it with Sharwoods - too sweet.

    If anyone living in a tropical climate tries this recipe, I'd recommend weighing your mangoes as the mangoes used by chef Mel seem to be on the small side. Four large mangoes in Thailand (where I am) weight about 2 1/4 kilos for example, not 1 kilo!

    Anyway, thanks for the recipe Mel, I'm making it (for the third time) again tomorrow. I prefer it to shop bought chutney now - it's not only much tastier, it's a fraction of the price too!


    8 years ago

    great recipe, very easy, delicious, the thing I like is the ease that modifications can be made, it's a great base!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    How does this compare to Sharwoods mango chutney?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I would say that is isn't as "sticky" and as thick as sharwoords mango chutney, but it tastes a bit fresher and quite similar. Sharwoods is my favourite shop bought brand, but i much prefer this homemade chutney when i can be bothered to make a big batch of it- but i end up eating it sooo quickly!!! Lol (: