Always store the Chutney in a clean, dry glass container and use dry spoon to take out the chutney for a longer shelf life.
By Anamika Sharma
- Green Raw Mangoes - 1 kg (peeled and grated mango)
- Sugar - 1 kg
- Salt – 2 tablespoons
- Red chilli powder (use Degi Mirch) - 2 tablespoons
- Garam masala - 1 tablespoon
- Methi Seeds – 1½ teaspoons
- Vinegar - 1 tablespoon
- Hing (Asafetida) – 1 teaspoon
- Roasted cumin powder - 1 tablespoons
- Peel the mangoes and grate them. The grated mangoes should be 1 kg because the sugar needs to be added according to the grated Mangoes. So for 1 kg grated Mangoes the sugar to be used is 1kg. That’s the measurement we follow.
- Add salt and sugar to the grated 1 kg mangoes and keep aside covered for 2 hours. This step is done as the grated mangoes will leave water by adding salt and sugar. The chutney will not be too dry at the end.
- Now take a heavy bottom kadai/wok and pour the grated Mangoes mixture and cook on low flame by adding hing and methi seeds to it. Cook till the mixture thickens and all the sugar dissolves. Keep stirring the mixture while on low flame, this we do because the mixture may stick to the bottom of the pan as it cooks.
- It may take around 30 -35 minutes for the mixture to thicken, in between add in rest of the dry spices except the garam masala and stir gently.
- Do not overcook the mixture because on cooling it will thicken on its own and will crystallize the following day.
- Add the garam masala to the mango chutney and mix well. Now switch off the flame.
- Add in vinegar at the end when you switch off the flame and mix again.
- What I do is I stop the cooking process one or two steps before the desired consistency so that on cooling it will reach the consistency I need for the chutney.
- Now remove from the flame and leave uncovered till the chutney is cooled completely.
- Store the chutney in an airtight clean, dry glass container.
- Keep it refrigerated for a longer shelf life.
- This chutney can be preserved for months.
Anamika Sharma is a passionate foodie, a food blogger with a background in aviation and telecom industry for good 15 years. Her mission is to spread the love for Indian cooking to all those who wrongly think it’s too difficult. She loves to cook for her family, specially her kids. Besides cooking she also enjoys photography and traveling. MAD – making a difference is a word she chose to describe her Indian cooking site. Cooking always meant to her to be maddening and now she is mad about cooking.