A recipe for homemade mango chutney made with fresh chopped mangoes, sweet and spicy chili peppers and plenty of seasonings. It is sweet and savory and ready to add big flavor to your meals.
It's mango chutney time in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen, my friends, and I think this is a recipe you're going to want. It is a big whirlwind of flavors, with a mix of sweet and savory and spicy all rolled into one, and it's also a great way to use up some of those peppers from your crazy garden, right?
My garden is exploding with peppers right now - it's just that time of year, so I'm using up some of my sweet and spicy peppers to make up a few batches of chutney to add some zing to my dishes.
If you enjoy chutney, this is a recipe you'll need.
What is Chutney?
Chutney is a spicy condiment made with a mixture of vegetables and/or fruits, often mixed with vinegar, spices, and some form of sweetener, such as sugar or honey.
It is originally from India, but its flavor and versatility has helped it spread around the world.
About this Recipe - and the Peppers
There are many different variations of chutney, really based on the ingredients you've decided to use, such as tomato chutney or even easy pepper chutneys.
For this recipe, I'm using fresh mangoes, primarily because we both love mangoes here and, to be honest, they were on sale! Awesome
So red and juicy!
I've also picked a random selection of peppers from my garden, though for the recipe, I'm including a write up of using bell peppers and serrano peppers, which are very easy to find in stores.
Or, make a milder version by using only sweeter peppers. The choice is yours.
Let's talk about how we make our mango chutney, shall we? It's quite easy.
How to Make Mango Chutney - the Recipe Method
First, heat a good sized pot to medium heat and add some olive oil.
Add in your onion, peppers and fresh chopped ginger and cook them down until they soften up, about 5 minutes or so.
Add the seasonings and cook another minute, stirring. For the seasonings, I'm using curry powder, turmeric, paprika and a bit of salt, though you can easily vary this up. Add in a spicier chili powder or spicy chili flakes if you'd like.
Next, add the mango, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt.
Reduce the heat and simmer the pot for 20 minutes, until the mango chutney is nicely softened and flavorful.
It should be soft but not overly mushy.
That's it, my friends! Easy, right?
Makes about 2 cups.
Store in the fridge in airtight containers. Should last about a month.
Serving Suggestions for Your Mango Chutney
Chutney should be used as a general condiment, which means it is extremely versatile. Spread it over sandwiches for a nice flavor burst. Try it with grilled cheese.
Mix it with mayo to make chicken or tuna salad. Use it a dipper for fried foods. It is great served over grilled meats, particularly fish and pork. Try it on grilled pork chops for sure! Or a good grilled pork burger!
It's also perfectly at home on a meat and cheese platter.
So many ideas!
Try Some of My Other Popular Condiment Recipes
- Pear Chutney with Peppers
- Tomato Chutney
- Green Tomato Chutney
- Homemade Garlic-Chili Sauce
- Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce
- Pineapple-Mango Ketchup
- Tomato Relish
- Hot Pepper Relish
- Peri-Peri Sauce
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Spicy Mango Chutney - Recipe
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 small sweet onion chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
- 2 serrano peppers chopped
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 cups fresh chopped mango
- Juice from half an orange
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Pinch of sea salt
- Heat a pot to medium heat and add the olive oil.
- Add the onion, peppers and ginger and cook until they soften up, about 5 minutes.
- Add the seasonings and cook another minute, stirring.
- Add the mango, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt. Reduce the heat and simmer the pot for 20 minutes, until the mango chutney is nicely softened and flavorful.