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Easy Mango Chutney

This is a tasty and easy mango chutney that calls for only six main ingredients. Naturally gluten-free, this mango chutney pairs so well with everything from burgers to curries.

Easy mango chutney in a jar.

This easy mango chutney is one of our favorite condiments ~ along with this homemade sweet chili sauce.

It requires only 6 main, easy-to-find ingredients and some salt and pepper. You can add in spices such as coriander, smoked paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, and chili powder ~ if you have them on hand.

What are the ingredients to make this Easy Mango Chutney?

You will need:

  1. mangoes,
  2. red onion,
  3. grated fresh ginger,
  4. garlic,
  5. maple syrup or honey,
  6. red wine vinegar, and
    with salt and pepper to taste
    *OPTIONAL: coriander, smoked paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, and chili powder.
6 Ingredients to make mango chutney on a wood board.

I’ve always indulged my craving for mango chutney at my mom’s house. At least that was before sheltering-in-place (SIP) became part of our everyday vocabulary.

Pre-SIP, a few weekends a month, my daughter and I would make the drive down to Atlanta from Athens and catch up with my mom over lunch or a shopping excursion.

My mom is a huge fan of mango chutney and usually grabs a jar or two from Cherians, – a store that specializes in South Asian goods located in the city of Decatur, in metro Atlanta.

And, my daughter and I usually help her whittle down her supply of mango chutney when we lunch with her.

With store-bought mango chutney, a little goes a long way. I am good with just a small teaspoon on my plate along with any other curries and roti we might be having.

Alas, these days, my mom’s senior community is enforcing a strict no-visitors rule. So, we haven’t been able to see my mom for what seems like ages and we haven’t been able to help her whittle down her supply of mango chutney. 😉

Recently, when I made some salmon burgers and sweet chili sauce, my daughter mentioned how well a little mango chutney would go with our meal.

We have been limiting our trips to the grocery store so I really didn’t want to drive to Cherians just for some mango chutney, so, I figured I would try and make some at home with what I had in my kitchen.

As mangoes are one of the highlights of our weekly shopping excursions, we had plenty on hand. A quick call to mom and I was given the other ingredients on the label of the jar of mango chutney at my mom’s house.

This easy 6 ingredient homemade mango chutney is delicious with bread, burgers and curries!

I decided to replace sugar with maple syrup (you can also use honey instead of maple syrup) and add in some onion, ginger, and garlic along with red wine vinegar and cut down on the powdered spices for no other reason than I wanted to save them for easy curry recipes like this zucchini curry, instead.

However, if you have some coriander, smoked paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, and chili powder on hand, they too can be added to this to amp up the flavor of this easy mango chutney.

My first attempt had way too much vinegar. But, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the second batch I made. Hands down, it made us lick our plates!

What do you eat mango chutney with?

With this batch of mango chutney, I couldn’t say, a little went a long way as my daughter and I finished almost half this jar with some air fryer salmon balls I made. This chutney also pairs well when served along with a dinner of curry and roti or paired with a snack of these Black-Eyed pea fritters with greens.

Other easy chutney recipes I love:

If you are looking for a spicier spin, then check out this Mango Habanero Chutney here.

A few other chutney recipes we love are this one for apple chutney and this one for peach chutney – both recipes are super easy and quick to make.

Can you use brown sugar instead of maple syrup or honey in this recipe?

Yes, an equal amount of brown sugar can be used. Do keep in mind that this mango chutney might be a bit thicker, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

How do you store this mango chutney?

This mango chutney can be stored in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to 4 days.

Can you eat this as soon as you make it?

Yes, you can eat this as soon as you make it. But – the flavors come together beautifully when this chutney is left to chill in the fridge for about 6 hours or so. This chutney always seems to taste better the day after we made it.

Easy mango chutney in a jar.

Easy Mango Chutney Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This is a tasty and easy mango chutney that calls for only six main ingredients. Naturally gluten-free, this mango chutney pairs so well with everything from burgers to curries.


  • 2 mangoes
  • 1/2 a red onion
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • *OPTIONAL : 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/8 tsp cardamom, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp chili powder.


  1. Peel and dice the mangoes (this always takes the most time for me)
  2. Peel and dice half the onion and the garlic.
  3. Add the diced onion, ginger, garlic, mangoes, maple syrup, red wine vinegar, (and if using the optional coriander, smoked paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, and chili powder) to a heavy bottom pan over low-medium heat.
  4. Let simmer for about 7-10 minutes, stirring often. Then remove from heat and let cool slightly. As it cools, it should thicken up some.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy with your favorite curries or burgers!
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 91Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 43mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2gSugar 20gProtein 1g

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Wednesday 29th of September 2021

This recipe sounds great, How long can't be kept if in air tight containers?


Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Hi! Thank you for this recipe! Can I swap the maple syrup or honey with coconut sugar for a vegan option?

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