Mango chutney

Mango chutney

30 min
Enjoy a nicely spiced sweet and sour mango chutney packed with aromatic hints of ginger and cinnamon. The soft and spreadable condiment from India is made from stewed mangoes and onions simmered in spices, sugar, and vinegar. The popular sauce-like condiment pairs perfectly with spicy dishes, cheese, and meat.


  • Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Cook over medium heat and without a lid for approx. 20 minutes or until the liquid has boiled down to a syrup. Season to taste.
  • Pour the chutney into glasses and let it cool. Cover it and store it in the fridge.

The key to a delicious chutney is finding the right balance of flavours that allows the mango to shine through but still has a hint of tang and spice. Vinegar provides the Indian relish with the right amount of acidity and brings forth the different nuances of the condiment. You can make it with most mangoes you find at the grocery store.


But unless you want a raw mango chutney, also called green mango chutney, made from unripe mangoes, we recommend choosing ripe mangoes for the best flavour. Make sure to sterilise the glass jars before pouring the relish into them. It will remove any bacteria and preserve the chutney for a lot longer without spoiling the contents. Submerge the glass jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to sterilise them.

Questions about mango chutney

Try our easy mango chutney recipe with bold flavours that will surprise your tastebuds. You can prepare it in under 30 minutes and enjoy a delicious condiment that pairs so well with many dishes. Read on to learn more about this Indian delicacy made with mango, hot chilli, and warm spices.

What is mango chutney?
Our spicy mango chutney with chilli, ginger and cinnamon is a both sweet and spicy condiment. Chutney originally comes from India, and it is made with chunks of mango, vegetables, sugar, spices, and vinegar. This recipe contains cane sugar which is less refined and retains more sweetness than regular white sugar. To balance the sweetness, we add chilli and fresh ginger for a spicy kick.
How to make mango chutney?
Make a quick mango chutney and place all the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and let it cook for about 20 minutes until the liquid has boiled down to a syrup-like consistency. Season it to your liking and pour it into glasses. Once it has cooled down, cover it, and store the sweet and spicy condiment in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
What to eat with mango chutney?
You can use the spicy mango chutney in a variety of different ways. Serve on top of grilled fish, chicken, or pork, or use it as a spread for your favourite sandwich. For a lighter serving, enjoy it as an accompaniment to a cheese platter or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls and chicken fingers. The possibilities are endless with this tasty chunky treat.
How long does homemade mango chutney last?
Store the homemade mango chutney tightly sealed in the fridge; it will keep well for a month or two. Because of the vinegar’s high acidity, the chutney preserves its flavour and texture fairly well when stored properly. If you are unsure whether it is bad or spoiled, do a smell test, and observe any changes to its appearance. Discard the homemade chutney if it develops an off odour or takes on a different flavour or colour.
Can you freeze mango chutney?
Our spicy mango chutney freezes well for about 3-5 months. Because the ingredients have already been cooked, the taste and texture will not be affected once frozen. Spoon the chutney into airtight glass jars or small containers suited for the freezer. Carefully place the glasses or containers in the freezer to avoid squashing or damaging them. To thaw the chutney, let it defrost in the fridge overnight. If there is any excess water, simply give it a good stir to combine the ingredients again, and it will be ready to use.


Frozen or fresh diced mangos
250 g
Yellow onions in small pieces (approx. 150 g)
Cane sugar (approx. 2 dl)
175 g
100 ml
Colourless vinegar
50 ml
Peeled fresh ginger in thin strips
2 tbsp
Finely chopped red chilli peppers
2 tsp
Cinnamon stick (approx. 5 cm)
Coarse salt
1 tsp

Mango chutney with chilli, ginger, and cinnamon

Indulge in a sweet and spicy mango chutney bursting with fresh and vibrant flavours. It is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and savoury with a delicate spicy taste. The sweet spiciness of the cinnamon complements the fiery chilli and adds an extra level of flavour that pairs wonderfully with the sweetly tart taste of the mangoes.

You are bound to fall in love with this delicious spicy mango chutney that is delightfully balanced by sweet and tart flavours. It is a great way to put your ripe mangoes to use, but you can just as easily use frozen mangoes if you cannot get your hand on any fresh ones. Make the Indian relish for your next gathering; your guests will rave about it.

A chunky Indian delicacy

This chunky delicacy is made with juicy fruit and aromatic spices and is a staple in Indian cuisine. The sweet and spicy flavours with generous chunks of soft and juicy mango make it a popular accompaniment for many snacks and meals. Though recipes for mango chutney vary slightly, the ingredients typically include vinegar to offset the sweetness, which, combined with the acidity from the mangoes, makes the tastebuds tingle so nicely.

Want to see the sweet chutney in action? Try it with our recipes for spiced chicken thighs served with fresh pasta and veggies, a succulent cauliflower curry with ginger and turmeric, or fried chicken with lemon, garlic and rosemary.

Delicious uses for mango chutney

The versatile chutney with flavourful mango and spices can provide balance to other delicious meals and highlight specific flavour profiles. Therefore, it is no wonder that chutney is used for cooking a variety of dishes or as a spread or dipping sauce. It is perfect for everything from grilled cheeses to roasted fish and chicken.

Pork or chicken with mango chutney

Whether you prefer chicken or pork, this chutney makes for a great addition and takes your meal from ordinary to extraordinary. Combine mango chutney and chicken to add a delicious flavour to the light and mild meat or ensure the juiciness and flavour by using your homemade spiced mango chutney for pork. Give the meat a generous brush of the sweet and spicy condiment to give it a flavourful exterior. The sweetness of the Indian relish creates a perfect foil for grilled and roasted meats, as the tanginess of the mangoes adds a lightness to the rich meat flavours.

Fish with mango chutney

Various fish with mango chutney is delicious since the spiced flavour and chunky texture make it the best companion for baked, grilled, or fried fish, for example, white fish like cod, salmon, and even some shellfish like king prawns. Use mango chutney for salmon and give your buttery salmon fillets a delicious glaze with the sweet mango sauce as it cooks in the pan. It adds a sweet, refreshing taste to the tender salmon. Serve the glazed fish on a bed of white rice; it is sure to become one of your favourite fish recipes. You can also use it as a dipping for steamed prawns to create a delicious starter or hors d’oeuvres.

Add pineapple or apples

Go all in with the flavours and make a mango pineapple chutney. Add firm, juicy diced pineapples – fresh or canned – to the other ingredients and give it a good broil. It is a tropical take on a sweet and spicy classic with an exciting burst of Caribbean flavour. It is the best way to enjoy pineapples.

Too many crispy and juicy apples but no idea what to make? Simmer the fresh apples with the other ingredients for an apple mango chutney. It is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy with a delightful mixture of textures and flavours, especially with the kick from the chilli. Use it as an accompaniment to roast chicken or pork.