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Mango Chutney 

A traditional Mangalorean chutney made from semi ripe mangoes is sweet-spicy-tangy and is a cross between a jam & a savoury salsa. Perfect as a spread for bread or chapathis
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mangalorean
Keyword Chutney, Mango
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 small jar
Calories 471kcal


  • 1 cup of pulp from 8-9 small semi ripe mangoes
  • 1/2 medium sized onion
  • 1/2 inch ginger finely minced
  • 1/2 inch stick of cassia bark or cinnamon
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 7-8 tablespoons of granulated sugar adjust to taste, according to the sweetness of the mangoes
  • a few strands of saffron
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of plain red chilli powder adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt use less and increase as you go
  • 2-3 drops of oil


  • Heat oil in a heavy based, non stick pan/kadhai and toss in the onions and stir them for half a minute taking care to see that they don't burn. Just fry until they turn limp.
  • Add the chopped/mashed mango pulp and the rest of the ingredients. Rinse the bowl containing the mashed pulp with approx 1/2 cup of water and add that too.
  • Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, on a medium heat till it thickens up. Take care to see that it doesn't stick to the pan. Do a few taste checks and add additional sugar, salt or chilli powder as required (depending on how sweet/salty/spicy you want your chutney)
  • When the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan, remove it from heat and pour in sterilized glass jars. Let the mixture cool down completely before covering them with lids. Refrigerate for longer use.
  • Serve as a chutney (with dosas) or spread (for chapathis or bread or parathas) or marinade for chicken before roasting it.


1. Depending on how much pulp you are using and on what level of heat, the cooking process could take anywhere between 15-25 mins to achieve the consistency of jam. Do make sure to keep an eye out and stir frequently or else it will burn. Also, once the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan (thickens up) remove it from heat. Do remember that once it cools down completely it will begin to set even further so don't overcook the mixture, if it seems a little wettish its fine as it will turn into the perfect, spreadable consistency once cooled. If you overcook it, it will turn really thick and harden upon cooling - remember, sugar crystalises and turns hard when it cools


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1194mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 109g | Vitamin A: 2233IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg