Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins
This takes time but is very much worth it. A great mango chutney that my family loves.
- 1 1⁄2 kg mangoes
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt
- 100 g tamarind pulp
- 75 g fresh gingerroot
- 15 g dried red chilies
- 480 ml cider vinegar
- 675 g brown sugar
- 100 g raisins
- 1 teaspoon allspice, ground
- Cut the mango into chunks making sure the skin does not get in there.
- Put the mango flesh into a non-metallic bowl, stir in the salt, cover and leave for 2 hours.
- Put the tamarind pulp into a bowl and pour over boiling water to cover the pulp.
- Cover and leave for 1 hour then drain off the excess water.
- Put the tamarind pulp into a plastic sieve set over a bowl.
- Press the pulp through the sieve; discard seeds.
- Drain the mangoes.
- Rinse the mango chunks in a plastic sieve under cold running water until all the salt is washed off.
- Drain well.
- Put the sieved tamarind pulp and mango flesh into a preserving pan.
- Peel and finely chop the ginger.
- Halve the chillies lengthwise; remove and discard the seeds.
- Chop the chillies with a small knife.
- Stir the ginger, chillies, vinegar, sugar, raisins and allspice into the mango and tamarind mixture.
- Bring to a boil, stirring.
- Simmer over a medium heat, stirring, for 30 minutes, or until the mangoes are tender and the chutney has reduced and thickened.
- Test by pulling the back of the spoon across the bottom of the pan.
- There should be no runny vinegar visible.
- Spoon the chutney into warmed sterilized jars, to within 3 mm of the tops.
- Stir, if necessary, to remove any air pockets.
- Seal the jars and label.
- The chutney is now ready to use.
Love this chutney! It nicely balances sweet, firey and sour flavours. Great on sandwiches, chicken and a variety of curries. thanks very much for the recipe.
This is a winner! sweet and hot, perfect smeared on a poppdadum for snack. It will be starring in christmas gifts this year. I wasn't too sure if the mangoes were weighed after chopping or before (including the stone). I weighed it after, and the reuslts were great - made 1.8 litres of chutney. Thanks Missy Wombat - this chutney rocks!