What is Mango Chutney
Mango chutney is the most traditional of all chutneys. It’s made with ripe mangoes and sweet in taste. It has a tart flavor from vinegar. Dried chilies are used in the recipe so it’s also spicy. Mango chutney is quick and easy to make. It’s made fresh and last for few days, even weeks, if kept in a jar and refrigerated.
Is Mango Chutney Indian?
Chutneys are essentials in daily Indian meals whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. They come in all forms and differ in taste and texture depending on the ingredients used and the cooking method. Yes, mango chutney is Indian and this recipe is from a native Indian food blogger Journey Kitchen.
Mango Chutney is Low Calories
As chutney is sweet, many people wonder if it is low in calories. My recipe is only 249 calories. Spread it on sandwiches, use it as a marinade, with steak, chicken, lamb or as a dipping sauce. It’s also used as a base for Indian curries which adds great dimensions to the flavors.
How to Make Mango Chutney
The cooking process is simple. First, cut up 1 ripe mango then cook with spices (tied up in a muslin cloth) for about 10 minutes. Then add all the seasonings like dried chilies, vinegar, salt, sugar and cook until the mango breaks up and thickened. Let cool and keep in a jar for up to a few weeks in refrigerator.
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