Raw Mango Chutney
If you are a Bengali, you will know how important this dish is during summer. In every Bengali household, you will know it’s the mango season when you will have this raw mango chutney at the meal. As much as a Bengali is associated with fish, the same is true when it comes to chutneys, or ‘chatni’ as it is affectionately known in Bengali. Chutneys are typically enjoyed as a pre-dessert dish at the conclusion of a meal rather than at the start. The meals are incomplete without this.
Also, the Bengali moms make it in different ways; sometimes, it is soupy, and sometimes, it is jelly-like. I grew up having this chutney, and so I thought of sharing the recipe with you all.
What is Raw Mango Chutney?
The Sweet and Spicy Raw Mango Chutney is a quick and easy recipe that uses raw mangoes. It’s full of ginger taste and goes well with parathas, rice, and tortilla chips.
Crushing and mixing raw mangoes with some basic spices yields this zesty green mango chutney. The chutney made using this recipe has a perfectly balanced sweet, tangy and spicy flavor thanks to the addition of chilies, garlic, and ginger. Even though it is a modest amount, the sugar balances out the tangier spiciness and provides a third sweet layer to the flavor.
This Mango Chutney recipe is my take on a traditional Bengali dish. Unlike conventional Indian chutneys, this chutney has a jammy consistency that is akin to British-style chutneys created with fruits such as apples and mangoes. You may prepare this Mango Chutney with either green or ripe mangoes. I used powdered jaggery as a sweetener, regular sugar can also be used.
This Mango Chutney is incredibly simple to make and takes approximately 20 minutes to prepare. Aside from using it as a condiment with your meals, you can also use it as a dip with your favorite snacks and appetizers.
Notable Ingredients At A Glance
Raw Mango – I strongly advise using unripe or uncooked mangoes for this dish. However, ripe mangoes can also be used. But, for that tangy and sweet flavor, raw mangoes work best.
Mint leaves – The mint leaves add a nice minty taste to the chutney.
Green chilies – As I mentioned earlier, this chutney brings out the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. So, add the green chilis with caution. You don’t want the chutney to be too spicy or too bland.
Garlic and Ginger – The earthy taste of ginger and the strong aroma of garlic balance the overall flavor of the chutney really well.
Sweetener – I have used zero-calorie monk fruit sugar. You can use jaggery or any other sweetener as per your preference.
How To Prepare Raw Mango Chutney?
Put all of the ingredients mentioned above, raw mango, mint leaves, ginger, garlic, green chilis, salt, and sweeter in a blending jar and blend until smooth.
I did not add any water while blending, but you can, if necessary to acquire the consistency you desire. Place the chutney in a bowl.
Raw mango chutney goes well with a variety of appetizers such as paratha, thepla, dhokla, pakora, kachori, and so on. This chutney goes well with sandwiches, kathi rolls, and Indian-style burgers. So, make some raw mango chutney and enjoy it as you like.
Some Expert Tips For Preparing Raw Mango Chutney
- Add 1 tablespoon extra water to produce a diluted chutney.
- Adjust the sugar, salt, and green chilies to suit the tanginess of the raw mangoes you’re using. If you only want spicy-tangy chutney, you can omit the sugar entirely.
- Combine green raw mango chutney and curd to prepare a zesty dip for samosas and Dahi vada.
- Place it in an airtight jar and keep it in the refrigerator for easy access at any time.
Raw Mango Chutney is very tasty recipe and it is very easy to prepare it. It is super delicious and it is a very flavorful recipe.
- 1 medium size – Raw Mango (peeled and sliced)
- 1 cup – Mint leaves
- 4 – Green chilies
- 8 to 10 – Garlic cloves
- 1 tsp – Jaggery (optional)
- ½ tsp – Salt
- Put all the above ingredients in a mixer grinder and grind to a smooth paste.
- I did not add any water while blending you can add water if required.
- Transfer the chutney to a bowl.
- Raw mango chutney can be served with any snacks of your choice like paratha, thepla, dhokla, pakora, kachori etc.
- This chutney can also be enjoyed on sandwiches, kathi rolls and desi style burgers.
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