The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (2024)

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This Mango Chutney is a simple and delicious spread that’s packed with flavor and is perfect slathered onto just about anything!

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I first fell in love with mango chutney after being poked fun at by the tulip-man for having bought a jar of it (he claimed it was way easy to make from scratch). And when it rains mango chutney it pours mango chutney, because that night my friend from Florida sent me pictures of a delicious looking mango chutney she’d cooked and canned that day.

And 2 hours later there I was, having just created the tastiest batch of mango chutney, wondering why in the world I ever bought it for $5 at the grocery.

What is mango chutney?

So what is mango chutney? Well a chutney is “a spicy condiment made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar, originating in India”. So this is that…with mangoes! It’s a sweet and spiced jelly-like condiment that’s perfect on both sweet and savory dishes.

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★★★★★

“This is hands down the best mango chutney I have ever had. It is so good that one of my office staff would rather have it than a birthday cake on her birthday! Do yourself a favor and try it on top of goat cheese with honey served on a cracker. ” —Marlena

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Ingredients in Mango Chutney

Now this south Indian-inspired recipe has some important ingredients. Let’s talk about them.

  • White Vinegar: It smells terrible, but it does wonders. Not only does vinegar provide the acidity to ward off bacterial growth (important for canning), but it adds a touch of sour that balances out the sweet and savory.
  • Mustard Seeds: These are common in Indian cuisine and take this condiment from “good” to “so so so great”. If you’re like me and don’t like the taste of mustard, fear not. These don’t taste mush like yellow mustard sauce.
  • Sautéed Garlic, Onion, and Ginger: The base of most good stir fries starts with these major players, and the same holds true with our chutney.
  • Mangoes: And of course, the mangoes. Chutneys are especially great for preserving any leftover or excess fruit you may have. So find your ripest, almost-ready-to-go-bad mangoes, chop ‘em up, and throw them in. Most types of mango will work well in this recipe!
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How To Make Mango Chutney

Frankly, I didn’t expect this to turn out so well. But I lie not when I say that this. is. so. good. Slather it on a bagel with cream cheese and thank me later.

Step 1: Saute
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, then saute garlic, onion, and ginger until onions are slightly translucent, about 5 minutes. These are our base flavors, and cooking them beforehand helps to give them a deeper flavor.

Step 2: Simmer
Add the onion mixture to a large pot along with the rest of the ingredients. Stir well and bring to a gentle simmer over medium/low heat. Cook uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. This is going to break down all the fibers in the mango, creating a dreamy chutney.

Step 3: Mash
Mash with a fork or potato masher to break down the remaining large mango chunks (smaller pieces are fine). Serve warm or chilled!

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What is chutney used for?

This mango chutney can be served in so many ways!

  • Serve it alongside our Indian-inspired Chickpea Tikka Masala
  • Or our Chana Dal Curry
  • Slather it onto a cream cheese bagel
  • Or onto a piece of fresh naan bread
  • Use it to flavor your stir fries

This is one of my favorite condiments to keep in the fridge for adding instant flavor to dishes. I think you’re going to love it!

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The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make)

4.69 from 41 votes

Prep: 15 minutes minutes

Cook: 1 hour hour

Total: 1 hour hour 15 minutes minutes

Author: Sarah Bond

Calories: 75kcal

Servings: 2 cups

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This Mango Chutney is a simple and delicious spread that’s packed with flavor and is perfect slathered onto just about anything!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp flavorless oil 15 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ medium white onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup white sugar 100 g
  • ½ cup white vinegar 120 mL
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large mangoes, peeled and chopped about 3 heaping cups, frozen works too

Instructions

  • Saute: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, then saute garlic, onion, and ginger until onions are slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Simmer: Add the onion mixture to a large pot along with the rest of the ingredients. Stir well and bring to a gentle simmer over medium/low heat. Cook uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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  • Mash: Mash with a fork or potato masher to break down remaining large mango chunks (smaller pieces are fine). Serve warm or chilled.

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Tips & Tricks

Less sugar: If you’re into sugar substitutes, they work well in this recipe. I’ve used Truvia, a natural Stevia sweetener, with success!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2Tbsp Calories: 75kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 16.5g (6%) Protein: 0.7g (1%) Fat: 1.2g (2%) Saturated Fat: 0.2g (1%) Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 125mg (4%) Fiber: 1.2g (5%) Sugar: 15.1g (17%) Calcium: 10mg (1%) Iron: 0.2mg (1%)

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  1. Jay says

    Great recipe! I made a few changes as I didn’t want (GMO) truvia.
    Made the recipe with Apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar, dates instead of truvia/sugar (Indian food is frequently sweetened with dates), added organic turmeric, garam masala, and black pepper…..
    Mmmmmmmm it turned out to be delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing ❤️???

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  2. Colleen says

    This is absolutely delish! Living in Northeastern Washington I can’t get fresh mangoes very often, but I still liked chutney on my curries. So I tried canned mango slices.

    I halved your recipe and used 1 15 oz can of mangoes. It turned out superb!

    Zip, and tang, and sweet all in one forkfull.
    I serve it on top of my curry which sits on top of rice.

    I am so glad you submitted this recipe.The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (14)

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    • Sarah says

      So happy you liked it, Colleen! I always love having a jar of this in the fridge – hope it brings some sunshine to Washington! 😀

  3. Ray says

    Hi, just wanted to check how long this chutney lasts in fridge. As in how long can it be stored.

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    • Sarah says

      This should store well in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks!

  4. Jason says

    Just brought it to a simmer following the recipe exactly except I toasted cumin seeds in the oil before adding the onion. Tasted the stirring spoon. Unreal. This is likely to be in my fridge at all times. Thanks

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    • Sarah says

      So good right?! 🤯 Enjoy!

  5. Susan B Estes says

    This is truly delicious ! I made one small batch and my husband about went crazy ! So good! I ended up going to Sam’s Club and bought 36 mangoes which translates to 14 pints of this delicious recipe .

    So far we have enjoyed this with chicken, topped meatloaf instead of ketchup, put it on rice crackers with walnuts , garlic bread, and even used it as a topping for vanilla ice cream .

    It is truly crazy good ! My husband and I went to bed talking about all the things we could use it for in the future! Stirfries! Dip for eggrolls! Salads!

    You’ve just got to try it soon!The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (15)

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    • Sarah says

      So happy to hear you love it, Susan! This is one of my faaaavorites, and I’m a little envious at your 14 pints! Thanks so much for dropping in to let us know how it went 😀

  6. Johanna says

    As I live in Curacao Dutch Caribbean and with a fruitbearing mangotree in my backyard this fantastic recipe is very welcome. Pots of chutney. Also make nice presents!

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    • Sarah says

      So happy to hear it! I’m pretty jealous of your mango tree 😀

    • Sarah says

      It should last for 1 to 2 weeks! I’m not sure what you could add to preserve the shelf life (but you could always freeze it in an ice cube tray and thaw a cube when you’re craving some!)

    • Vicky Chirnside says

      You can put in a hot bath and traditionally can it. Therefore will last a very long time.

  7. Ren says

    Absolutely delightful recipe and not hard to make. Thanks for sharing.The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (17)

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    • Sarah says

      So happy to hear it, Ren! This is one of my all time favorites 😀

  8. Ash says

    HI There,

    Could I can this? Have you tried canning it? I would love to give it as gifts. Do you know what the processing time would be?

    Thanks!

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    • Sarah says

      I haven’t tried canning this, but I love the idea! You could probably use these instructions to can this recipe.

  9. Margaret freeman says

    Love this recipe 5 starThe BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (18)

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  10. LAJ says

    Do you think it would work in a slow cooker? We have gas in tanks so I don’t like to cook on that for an hour or it runs out

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    • Sarah says

      I haven’t tried it in a slow cooker, but I think it would work! 😀

  11. Lev bautista says

    Additional learning..The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (19)

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  12. Marlena says

    I made this the first time to go with coconut shrimp. One of our favorites from a wonderful restaurant in Arizona. Oh my goodness! It was amazing and I dare to say better than the restaurant! My mother even put it on her vanilla ice cream for dessert. Everyone loved it. Making it this morning to go on top of grilled chicken breast. Thank you so very much for this recipe.

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  13. MELISSA says

    I have been using this recipe for a few months. I can not tell you how much I love it! It has become a bi-weekly thing. Thank you so much!The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (20)

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    • Sarah Bond says

      YAY! So happy you like it, Melissa! 😀

  14. Sheri mason says

    How is this stored and how long does it last?

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    • Sarah Bond says

      I keep it in a jar in the fridge for about a month!

    • Judy says

      I too can perserve in refrigerator at most a month. Yummy.The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (21)

  15. S says

    Can you use mango pulp for this recipe

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    • Sarah Bond says

      Yes that should work!

  16. Margaret says

    Wonderful! I make this and put over goat cheese with honey and serve with crackers. It is gone every time! This is also excellent with coconut shrimp. Delicious. Thank you!!!

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  17. Chris says

    Just making it now, looks really good. Is it possible to leave out the sugar altogether? I only added half the amount anyway, I’m just not a sweet freak.

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    • Sarah Bond says

      Definitely! You should be able to omit is completely with this recipe.

  18. ,marian says

    I had a grilled brie with basil, red pepper and mango chutney at a restaurant. It was so good I looked for an easy mango chutney recipe. I just made this using frozen mangoes I had in the freezer and truvia for the sugar. Followed to the T. Oh my, is it good!!! Can’t wait to make my own grilled brie and use this – and on lots of other foods as well! Thank you for the recipe!The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (22)

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    • Sarah Bond says

      That sounds like SUCH a delicious use for this chutney! Enjoy! 😀

  19. Steve says

    Thanks for this recipe Sarah. It really worked a treat. This will get a workout every mango season from now on. I doubled the garlic, just because.The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (23)

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    • Sarah Bond says

      I’m always a supporter of doubling garlic! Glad you enjoyed it, Steve! 😀

  20. Mary says

    Can I substitute ground mustard for the seed?

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    • Sarah Bond says

      Yes, but use less and add more to taste! 😀

  21. MARLENA says

    This is hands down the best mango chutney I have ever had. It is so good that one of my office staff would rather have it than a birthday cake on her birthday! Do yourself a favor and try it on top of goat cheese with honey served on a cracker. I have also used it on coconut shrimp and that is to die for. It is awesome on fish, chicken and just about anything. It will literally elevate anything. I have served it in phyllo cups with goat cheese at a shower. Everyone loved it. It is amazing. Thank you for one of my favorite recipes.The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (24)

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    • Sarah Bond says

      Aw I’m so happy to hear you liked it, Marlena!! 😀

  22. Tracy Mead says

    Phenomenal. Should be illegal it’s so good! Added a bunch of Indian spices, garam masala, etc, hot sauce! Blow your socks right off good!The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (25)

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    • Sarah Bond says

      YAY! I’m so glad you loved it, Tracy! 😀

  23. Sandi L. says

    How long would you have to water bath it to preserve safely? Is there enough vinegar in it to make as re ipe states?

    It foes sound very good but will probably try the dates for sweetener. I cant eat non-sugar sweeteners.

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    • Sarah Bond says

      I haven’t tried preserving this recipe so I can’t say for sure!

  24. Evan Panagiotopoulos says

    Easy to follow recipe. I made it early this morning in preparation for lunch.The BEST Mango Chutney Recipe (Easy To Make) (26)

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