A Mango Ginger Chutney is one of the food preserves you would love to have in your pantry at all times. You can go after canning several small containers with a delicious chutney recipe to extend the preservation time. But you also can opt for a recipe that you can store in the refrigerator. Making small batches allows you to experiment with the taste, spices and improve your skill at making the top chutney flavors ever.
Chutney is a great way to flavor up your main dishes like fish and meat and even desserts. It takes 2-3 spoonfuls of chutney to truly celebrate and emphasize the flavors of your food. Coming to us from the versatile cuisine of East India, a nice chutney combines sour and sweet tastes and has a special “zang” from chilis sometimes. But do not be afraid that chutneys are hot. They have a pleasant taste and go nicely as a side dish for your main course of food and drink.
What Is Chutney?
Chutneys are made with many fruit, but my favorite has been mango. I remember buying my first ever mango chutney at the fund raiser many years ago. Since then, I fell in love with the a slight hint of spiciness that comes from ginger and chili peppers and sweetened with the natural sugars of mangoes and golden raisins.
Chutneys originated in India around 500 BC. Later, the Romans adopted the chutney cooking principles for the food preservation (think canning!) In early 1600s, England and France imported the concept of chutneys into their cuisines.
Mangoes are rich in fiber which is one of the key components for our personal health. Fiber helps us to maintain a healthy weight, avoid constipation and contribute to the digestive power of our gut. It is a huge positive factor in our daily diet working to reduce internal inflammation.
Watch this video in one of my posts that shows the effects of inflammation on our bodies.
Take a look at just a handful vitamins and minerals residing in a mango gem fruit! Vitamin B6, vitamin A and vitamin C. Being rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and copper, mangoes are one of the best sources of quercetin, betacarotene, and astragalin.
Mango Crisp Mango Pie is a uniquely crafted healthy dessert. You won’t be disappointed!
These powerful antioxidants neutralize free radicals throughout the body allowing to boost our immune system. Ailments like heart disease, premature aging, and cancer are due, in part, to free radicals that damage the cells .
Try this easy-to-make mango ginger recipe and see how you could add more to your healthy living and to your taste buds experiences!
Mango Chutney Uses
If you love a bit of savory and sweet, then a chutney recipe – whichever you make or buy – would be a perfect companion to elevate the taste for any meal.
Serve your chutneys with meat like chicken, pork, lamb. Roasted chicken or duck with a bit of a mango chutney is so palatable! Such a delicious side could be your constant companion for your Thanksgiving and Holiday Season menus.
For mango fans, enjoy this Chia Mango Coconut Pudding for breakfast! Fresh pieces of fruit add a delicate texture to chia seeds.
Try your hot brie and cream cheese recipes with your homemade mango ginger chutney! I am telling you, it is so addicting! The blending flavors of cheese and chutney is a truly magnificent combination. I cut my brie in half and add 4-5 spoonfuls of chutney on one side. Then I cover the brie side with chutney with another half and bake it in the oven covered with foil. This brie-and-chutney dip will send your taste buds to cloud nine!
Mango Ginger Chutney
Try this Mango Ginger Chutney Recipe to add to your taste buds experiences. It can be enjoyed with meats like chicken, duck, lamb, pork. Cheeses and brie are excellent with chutney, too.
- 3 mangoes diced
- ¾ cups light brown sugar
- ¾ cups +2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 cup shallots (about 2 large shallots make a cup) minced
- ¼ cup golden raisins
- ¾ cups fresh ginger peeled and minced
- ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp apricot nectar check your local store and different brands
- 1 Tbsp thyme leaves finely chopped or whole
- 2 Tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
- Kosher salt
- Hot chili pepper to your taste optional
In a medium saucepan, cook the brown sugar over moderate heat, stirring, until evenly melted and caramelized, 6-8 minutes.
Pour in the red wine vinegar and stir until the caramel dissolves.
Stir in the shallots, raisins, ginger, apricot nectar, diced mangoes and thyme.
Cook over moderately high the until the shallots and mangoes are tender, about 8 minutes.
Transfer the chutney to a small bowl. Stir in the mint and season with salt.
Cool at room temperature.
Fill in small jars and store in the refrigerator.
Mango Chutney Uses:
- Add to meats: chicken, duck, lamp, pork
- Serve with cheeses and brie
- Add some chutney into a halved brie and heat in the oven for about 15 minutes
- Try chutney with ice-cream as a topping
- Dip steamed or fresh veggies into chutney: carrots and cauliflower
To add just a tiny bite to your Mango Ginger Chutney, add a bit of hot red peppers.
PIN this Mango Chutney Recipe
If you have never tasted a mango chutney, you can take this recipe for your trial ride. Enjoy it with brie, cheeses, meats and vegetables. Alternatively, you could put it onto the crustinies and crackers and serve your festive-looking platters to the guests. Be ready to serve seconds!