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Green Mango Chutney

Green Mango Chutney
Green Mango Chutney

With my beautiful mango tree producing fruit like crazy this summer, Green Mango Chutney was a certainty. I also knew exactly which recipe I would be using.

For the last goodness-knows-how-many years I have been hearing about my husband’s grandmother’s famous Green Mango Chutney recipe. It has just about become folklore in our family!

I must admit that I have made a couple of variations to the original recipe, but only ever so slight. To change anything too drastically would be sacrilege! Grandma’s recipe uses ground ginger, where I have used fresh. Also, Grandma added salt to all of the other ingredients, whereas I sprinkled salt over the raw mangoes and left them standing overnight.



1.5 kg green mangoes, peeled & sliced (For 1.5 kg of mango flesh, I used 6 whole mangoes.)

50 g freshly ground sea salt

2 cups white wine vinegar

700 g (approximately 4 1/2 cups) brown sugar

150 g sultanas or raisins

150 g fresh ginger, chopped, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 – 1 teaspoon chilli powder (or 6 dried red chillies, chopped)

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 onion, chopped

METHOD – Toss mango thoroughly with the ground sea salt in a large stainless steel bowl or saucepan and leave to stand, covered, overnight.

Tip mangoes into a colander and drain well.

Place well drained mangoes into a large stainless steel saucepan or stockpot and add all of the other ingredients.

Bring pan to the boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

When pan is boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.

Bottle immediately in clean, warm, sterilised jars and seal tightly.

This chutney is best left for a month or two to mature, but tastes great immediately if you can’t wait that long!

Enjoy!! 🙂

Green Mangoes
Green Mangoes

6 thoughts on “Green Mango Chutney

  1. I want to make this fab sounding recipe today, I am a bit confused as to the amount of mango…..
    Is it 1.5kg mango FLESH
    of 1.5kg as they are when WHOLE??

    Looking forward to your reply, thanks ever so much!


      1. Hi Joanne,

        I did base it on 1.5kg flesh afterall (well, actually had 3kg so doubled your recipe) and it is really lovely. The colour is great (brown sugar a hit here!) and just a touch of chilli gives it some oomph! Can’t wait to try it soon, after letting it sit for a few weeks. Thanks again!


        1. Didn’t you sneak a taste when you finished making the chutney? My family love having “taste tests” as I cook! In fact, we used a small jar immediately, although the matured chutney is the best, after the flavours have had time to “marry”. Enjoy! 🙂


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