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Making my own mango chutney

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I want to make something similar to Major Grey's chutney and even more like this. Ideally it would be a little less sweet, but then again, sweet is part of what it is.




I would like a recipe from anyone who has a good one.


Last night I did my first experiment. For the most part I was trying to make it exactly, but I also used frozen pineapple juice concentrate for some of the liquid so that I could use less sugar, and I knew that would change it a little. It came out really yummy. One thing that's missing is cumin. I could tell that when I compared mine with the original (above). That will be easy to fix next time. I'm also wondering how the original has a pretty clear look to it. Mine has a lot of finely diced ginger and garlic, which clouded it up. The look is not as important as the taste--I was just wondering. Mine's also runnier, probably just because it has a lot less sugar.


Any recommendations or recipes?



Here's what I made.


I simmered about 30 minutes:

1/3 c. minced ginger

3 medium cloves garlic

1/4 c, diced onion

1/2 c. cider vinegar

1 habanero pepper, sliced very thinly

1 t. salt

1/2 t.ground allspice

1/2 t ground cinnamon

1/4 t. ground cloves

3 cloves cardamom, split (which I later removed)

1/2 t. ground black pepper



I added 12 ounces! (not 12 pineapples!) frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed

1 pound frozen mango pieces (which I chopped smaller than they were originally)

1/2 c. sugar


then I simmered it about 15 minutes and put it in the fridge.

Edited by OregonYeti - 3/26/14 at 7:07pm
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Back home in Hawaii, mangoes are abuntant and my grandmother made mango EVERYTHING!

Her chutney was well known, at least in her neighborhood and with all of her family.

I was very fortunate to receive her hand written recipe book and this is what I found as she wrote it:


Grandma Eva's Mango Chutney




6# green mangoes

4# brown sugar

1 c water

3 c vinegar

1 tsp salt

1 c raisins

3 large green ginger root, minced

1 large onion, minced

3 cloves garlic, minced

7 Tabasco peppers (small Hawaiian peppers)

2 tsp allspice

2 tso cloves, ground

1 tsp cinnamon


peel & slice mangoes & soak in cold water overnight with one handful of salt-next morning drain

Bring spices. vinegar and water, salt & sugar onions, garlic, peppers, etc to a boil-about 10 minutes.  Add mangoes & raisins & cook about 2 1/2 hrs stirring occasionally.  During last hour of cooking add an extra cup of mangoes.

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Thanks, Kaneohe :) I will have to try that! Getting this recipe from you is like getting gold! :)

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I don't know why this was deleted but it's back now.  Sorry about htat.

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Thanks. Great thread, huh? I think so, anyway.

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