Fragrant mango & apple chutney

Fragrant mango & apple chutney

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 4 x 500ml jars

The perfect gift or an essential Boxing Day condiment. You won't want your turkey leftovers to ever run out while this is in the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per tablespoon

kcalories
17
protein
0g
carbs
4g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
4g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 3 1⁄4 large ripe mangoes, about 1kg/21⁄4lb
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • thumb-sized piece fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into thin shreds
  • 10 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp cumin seed
  • ½ tsp coriander seed, lightly crushed
  • ¼ tsp black onion seeds (Nigella or Kalonji are good)
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 Bramley apples, about 500g/1lb 2oz, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 375ml white wine vinegar
  • 400g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

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Method

  1. Cut each mango in half down the sides of the flat stone that runs through the centre of the fruit, so that you end up with 2 fleshy halves. Now take each mango half and cut into the flesh, making quite chunky diagonal pieces – take care not to cut through the skin. Turn each half inside out, then slice away the chunks of mango that stand proud from the skin. Cut the flesh from around the stones, trim off the skin and chop the flesh.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, deep sauté pan, add the onion and fry for a few mins until starting to soften. Stir in the ginger and cook, stirring frequently, for about 8-10 mins until the onion is golden. Stir in all of the spices, except the turmeric, and fry until toasted.
  3. Stir in the turmeric, add the apple and pour in 500ml water, then cover the pan and cook for 10 mins. Stir in the mango and chilli, then cover and cook for 20 mins more until the apple is pulpy and the mango is tender.
  4. Pour in the vinegar, stir in the sugar and salt, then leave to simmer uncovered for 30 mins, stirring frequently (especially towards the end of the cooking time so that it doesn’t stick) until the mixture is pulpy rather than watery. Spoon into sterilised jars.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

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joannasimpson's picture

I'd agree. Too much water and probably a little too much vinegar. Mine wasn't too runny but have turned it up to reduce but I don't want the fruit to go too mushy. The apples don't need the 10 mins of cooking alone at the beginning in my opinion but it looks and tastes great so I'd cook it again. Just need to see how it tastes. I would also say it will keep for a long time in sterilized unopened jars.

aneville's picture
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I found the recipe in an old magazine so unfortunately only read the comments after making it. I agree it tastes good but it took ages to reduce - in fact at midnight I just gave up ( after 1hr 30mins). I wondered if the Bramley apples were too sweet - not enough pectin? I imagine a wider pan would have helped. And by the time it reduced it had also lost its chunkiness, but two of the mangos were very ripe to start with, so firmer fruit next time. A little more detail for novice chutney cooks please!

bestbritishfood's picture

Chutney is seriously hard to come by in the USA - only import stores sell it. Then again, the cheese here for eating chutney with is not great either. I shall have to make some chutney soon. I'm not sure it will be mango chutney though - when I have a mango it's just too tempting to eat it! Nothing beats a good chutney, even though most Americans have not acquired the taste for it.

missdemina78's picture
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This chutney is amazing !! If you steralise your jars properly it should keep upto a year unopened.. once opened keep in the fridge and it will last for ages.. its so nice though it wont be in there for long !!
It took me a while to reduce but was well worth it !!

missdemina78's picture
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This chutney is amazing !! If you steralise your jars properly it should keep upto a year unopened.. once opened keep in the fridge and it will last for ages.. its so nice though it wont be in there for long !!
It took me a while to reduce but was well worth it !!

donahilaria's picture
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Lovely chutney, but I doubled the amount of spices and ginger and used three red chillies (deseeded) instead of one. Result? Fabulous!

beingme's picture
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I made this chutney (my very first time at making chutney) yesterday, and the measurements were perfect! Having read a few of the comments before hand I decided to stick to the cooking times suggested but allowed more time for 'cooking' as opposed to 'simmering' and I'm SO proud of the results. I made four jars, and when first cooked (so when still hot) drizzled over my salmon and salad and it was perfectly delicious. Can't wait to share this with family and friends. 5* all the way!!!

bethocallaghan's picture
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Just made this - think it is going to be good - but it is just maturing at the moment! Made 4 jars worth. Took an extra hour to reduce - though that might have been my fault as I had an extra 200ml of water as I didnt have a lid for my pan and I didn't want all the liquid to evaporate off.

bowley1's picture
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Delicious

danandkelbram7's picture
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I will never buy mango chutney again!! In fact, there are so many fabulous chutney recipes I've tried from this web site that I don't think I'll ever buy any sort of chutney again!

bederudd's picture

Can you use deepfrozen mango's for this?

bederudd's picture

Can you use deepfrozen mango's for this?

tellybwmbas's picture
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Fantastic recipe and very easy to do...I used a preserving pan and the timings were just right. I would use under-ripe mangoes next time, or even green ones, just to get a bit more "chunk"!!!, like my favorite commercial variety. Aldi are selling them at 29p each at the moment, so I'll be popping out to get some more......

gwenniep's picture
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Easy to make, great as gifts very nice home made chutney

gourmetone's picture

This is great. My French friends loved it and have requested the recipe

satutatu's picture

I made this as a chutney novice and I was so impressed. I could hardly wait to open the first pot at Christmas and taste what I had given to family as a gift. So wonderfully fragrant and aromatic without being sickly - nice and sharp in contrast and totally in balance. Really fantastic recipe - can't wait to get a boxful of mangos again!

hayleygrice's picture
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Made this for Christmas last year and I'm about to make it again. I used a wide pan and found the timings about right. I did only get 2 x 500ml jars out of it though. I opened one jar after a month of it sitting in the cupboard and it was fine throughout the three weeks it lived in the fridge (may have lasted longer but was fully used up!) The other jar was also fine after 3 months in a dark cupboard. Absolutely delicious, can also be used with Indian food, don't just save for Christmas turkey!

mrs-ploppy's picture
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I made this last October for a sale of work and had people coming back this year to ask for it again.I opened a jar last week and it's still fantastic,so it will keep well over a year.I also had a glut of pears so used them instead of the mango,turned out equally nice.

normandy-tarte's picture
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I've just tasted batch I made 3 weeks ago... I was slightly concerned that it appeared slushy - however the taste & texture is superb... I cooked it in a huge jam pan that are readily available here in France in our supermarkets etc at this time of year, so didn't have the problem you are reporting about boiling it down... I also have some nice big chunks of mango in it as well.

I used possibly too many black onion seeds and maybe slightly too much chilli - I used 2 dried (no seeds) and it packs a little punch... wonderful - family prefer it to bought mango chutney!

wldhntress's picture
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This is by far the nicest mango chutney i've tried. I too used firmer mangos which leaves some tender chunks in the finished product. I also added half of the chilli's seeds for a bit more zing
:-) This has really gone down a storm with family and friends

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