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Easy Mango Chutney Recipe

Made with fresh mangoes, this is a tasty and easy mango chutney recipe 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 fresh 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. ripe mangoes,
  2. red onion,
  3. grated fresh ginger,
  4. garlic,
  5. maple syrup or honey,
  6. red wine vinegar, and
    with salt and black pepper to taste
    *OPTIONAL: coriander, smoked paprika, cardamom, cinnamon, and chili powder, or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
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 have 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 fresh mangoes are one of the highlights of our weekly shopping excursions, we had plenty on hand, as they are the main ingredient in this great condiment. 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 make a few adaptations to the ingredients my mom mentioned. I replaced the brown sugar with maple syrup (you can also use honey instead of maple syrup) and added 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!

Tips when making this condiment:

  • Make sure to use ripe mangoes. They should be slightly tender, fragrant, and yellow/orange. If they are green mangoes, they won’t work well in this chutney recipe.
  • If you chop up the mangoes, onions, ginger, etc. into large pieces, after this chutney is made, you can use a food processor or a blender or even a potato mashed to process or blend or mash this into the consistency you prefer.
  • While the spices are listed as optional, they definitely alleviate the taste of this chutney.
  • If you are not a fan of maple syrup or honey, you can use brown sugar or coconut sugar in this recipe.
  • When cooking the ingredients together, make sure to pay attention to the settings of your stovetop. While most stove tops differ, I cooked my mango chutney over medium heat.
  • Pint jars filled with this chutney would make for some fun holiday gift ideas.

What do you eat mango chutney with?

This mango chutney, with its complex flavors, is best served at room temperature. It is a sweet and spicy condiment that makes for a tasty, unique, fun, side dish as well as an appetizer when served with other meat or veggie accompaniments.

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 naan bread. It is just as fantastic served with roast chicken as it is served with some crackers and sharp cheddar cheese. It is also fantastic 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, this easy onion chutney, pineapple 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 airtight container in your fridge for up to a week or two.

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 (I used Ataulfo 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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