March 18, 2013

18.03.13 | MANGO CHUTNEY

It had never crossed my mind to even attempt to make a mango chutney before. It seemed like a big faff for something that tastes quite nice out of a jar, right?

Well, no as it happens, i was very wrong to be such a lazy ass.

If you make this chutney, i reckon you probably will make the same promise to yourself as I did about never buying shop bought again.

This is seriously goooood stuff and it's pretty quick to whip up. The boring & longish part for me was prepping the mango, so if you went and got some already prepared then you're laughing! I made this whilst the kids were having their tea, and once it had simmered quietly on it's own for a bit, the spellings & reading books were done & it was already bath time. Now that's how little of a faff this mango chutney really is.

Go on go on go on, give it a whirl!

For a large bowl full, you will need:
Recipe from Bill Granger Easy

- 3 mangoes peeled & diced
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
- 1 red chilli, chopped
- 1 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 100g caster sugar
- 125ml cider vinegar

And you will need to do this:

1. Place your garlic, ginger, chilli, coriander seeds & turmeric in a pestle and mortar & crush into a paste.

2. Heat the oil in a meddium sized saucepan over a medium heat.
3. Add the spice paste and cinamon stick & fry for about a minute or so, until fragrant.
4. Add the diced mango, salt, sugar ^ vinegar & cook for 30 minutes until the mixture is thick a syrupy.

5. Set aside to cool. Then serve with some spiced chicken chapatis. Enjoy!


  1. Thanks so much - I made this tonight and it was a resounding success! I already loved mango chutney, but now I can make this - I adore it! Xx

    1. Glad you liked it - it's so much tastier home made isn't it! Xx