Sweet Mango Chutney Recipe | Sauced


The Secret Ingredient column a couple weeks back caught my eye with mango chutney grilled cheese and then a mango chutney grilled chicken—I want both of them.

Chutney has become a catch-all word for South Asian condiments. They come in all flavors, textures, and consistencies, although, at least for myself, when I hear "chutney" I'm usually thinking of a sweet, saucy pickled fruit or vegetable condiment, which is exactly what sweet mango chutney is.

To make this, I slowly simmered mangoes, ginger, garlic, and onions along with some red pepper flakes, salt, and garam masala in a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts sugar. It took about an hour for the mangoes to fully soften and the sauce to reach the thick, syrupy stage.

I'm now the proud owner of three cups of this sweet, tart, and fruity sauce that's just waiting to be used for a whole host of delicious dishes.

Recipe Details

Sweet Mango Chutney Recipe | Sauced

Active 60 mins
Total 60 mins
Serves 24 servings
Makes 3 cups


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 medium onion, chopped medium

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 pounds mangos, peeled, pitted, and roughly chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds


  1. Heat oil and chili flakes in a medium saucepan over medium. When oil starts to bubble around flakes add in onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add in ginger and garlic and continue to cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Add mangos, sugar, vinegar, raisins, garam masala, salt, and mustard seeds to pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until mangos are softens and sauce is thick and syrupy, about 45 to 60 minutes.

  3. Place in a large jar, allow to cool, cover and store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
90 Calories
1g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 113mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)