Mango Chutney


I was planning on posting this recipe in next summer with the arrival of Mangoes in market but could not resist. This is a sweet and spicy mango chutney, commonly prepared in Indian households and everyone has their own perfect blend of  spices. I have tried it quite a few times and here is how I like it.

Ingredients:
  • 2 Raw Mangoes
  • 1 tea spoon oil
  • 1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds
  • 8-10 fenugreek seeds
  • 3/4 tea spoon fennel seeds
  • 3 dry red chilies
  • 5 table spoons sugar
  • 2 cardamon
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stalk
  • 15-20 raisins
  • Pinch of asafeotida
Method:
  • Grate one mango and cut the other one into small cubes.
  • Crush cardamon and cinnamon to make powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add all the spices and let the seeds splutter. 
  • Now add Mangoes,raisins and sugar. Sprinkle about a table spoon of water. Mix all the ingredients properly.
  • Cover the pan and let the mix simmer on low flame for about 12- 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Keep checking it every few minutes, the time taken to cook may vary as per the mangoes selected.
Tips:
  • Let it cool to room temperature and then store in refrigerator.
  • You can use jaggery with or in place of sugar.
  • You can add some dates to this recipe (I am yet to try this one).
  • You can use all grated mangoes or all cubes as well.
This chutney can be a nice addition to any meal. You can try it as jam on bread as well. Hope you will enjoy it.

Bye & Keep Budding.