After managing to get hold of some cheap mangos on the market I set about making mango chutney. Its something we both love with curry and I had most of the spices etc so it didn't mean having to go out and buy loads of things. I used this recipe as it gave you options for substituting ingredients.
Makes: 1 litre (approximately)
- 2 large apples - peeled, cored and grated
- 3 mangoes - peeled, stones removed and chopped
- 300g granulated sugar
- 2 brown onions, chopped
- 125ml vinegar ( I used white wine vinegar as its sweeter)
- 3 tablespoons grated root ginger
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 dessertspoon mustard powder (I used ground mustar seed & whole seeds)
- 1 dessertspoon chilli powder or crushed chilli flakes (I used cayenne & chilli flakes)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Prep:15min › Cook:30min › Ready in:45min
- In a large large stainless steel saucepan over high heat, combine the apples, mangoes, sugar, onions, vinegar and ginger. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until the fruit is tender.
- Add lemon juice, mustard powder, chilli powder and salt. Continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.
- Spoon into hot sterilised jars and seal.
SubstitutionYou can try using curry powder in place of the chilli powder. You can also use Cayenne pepper instead of chilli powder and mustard seeds.
- VERDICT : DELICIOUS AND EASY TO MAKE
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