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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.

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 on a shopping excursion to 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. 😉

6 Ingredients to make mango chutney on a wood board.

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.

I decided to replace sugar with 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.

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

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!

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 ~ recipe coming soon.

Here’s hoping your week is off to a great start!

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.

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 mangoes
  • 1/2 a red onion
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup 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.

Instructions

  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 57-10 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!

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Dana Zafiris

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Awesome recipe. Used the maple syrup and all the spices. Delicious!

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