As we all know, Indian restaurants are huge over here in Dubai. And well, I can’t blame them because the Indian cuisine is amazing with all the flavors and spices.
One of my favorites, whenever I visit the Indian restaurants, other than butter chicken of course, is the chutney. The mango one especially is just amazing with some naan bread and I am in heaven!
But those store-bought and restaurants varieties are loaded with processed sugar and artificial flavorings. I bet you can’t find any real mango in it!
So, since I love mango so much I always end up buying more than I need. This time, I thought why not combine the two loves I have for chutney and mango!
And Oh, Lord! The combination was epic!!
I also added few of my own touches of course. The result was amazing; I couldn’t wait to cook some butter chicken to have it with. I had it with burgers and THAT is a potion that you need to definitely try!
With its sweet, spicy flavor and generous chunks of juicy fresh mango, this traditional chutney is as good as, or even better than any that you will get in your traditional Indian restaurant. Serve it alongside all kind of curries and Indian food, or even with some hamburgers or chicken burgers, it tastes fantastic with meat and chicken sandwiches!
If you like Indian food and you want to keep it clean you should check my other India recipe, my healthy version of butter chicken. And if you want to try a new different concept for your next burger, try adding it to this healthy homemade hamburger, just replace the fig sauce mentioned in the recipe with the mango chutney.
and it is even better with the teriyaki chicken wrap or the fish burger! adding it to any of those recipe will just make you feel so happy and so grateful you didn’t have to use any artificial unhealthy sauces.
What are you waiting for? This simple, healthy, homemade recipe for mango chutney only needs ripe mangoes, onion, garlic and some ginger roots and Indian seasoning and you are good to go!
- 1 mango, ripped
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 4 dates, pitted
- 2 dry apricots, cut into cubes
- 1 cm ginger, freshly grated
- 1 cm turmeric, freshly grated *
- 1 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. Garam Massala seasoning *
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- in a food processor or blender, pour the mango,pineapple,dates,dry apricots, and pulse for 10 sec until chopped and combined.
- add the garlic,ginger,turmeric and pulse again for few seconds
- pour the mixture in a non-sticking pan and add the garam massala seasoning and mix it together, add the vinegar and mix it all together, keep on high heat until it start to boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
- turn off the heat, add the chia seeds and give it a mix and let it cool
- store in a jar in the fridge and enjoy as a sauce with your favorite Indian or none India food!
- if you can't find any fresh turmeric you can use powder one just substitute the fresh one with 2 tsp. of the powder version.
- garam masala is an Indian spices mix that you can find at any grocery store in Indian food section, but if you couldn’t find it just replace it with a mixture of (1/2 tsp. Turmeric, ½ tsp. cumin powder, 1 tsp. coriander powder, ½ tsp. Black pepper, ½ tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. ginger powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder)
- store in the fridge for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 6 months
- you can pulse the mixture until you get the consistency you like, personally I like it smooth but you can definitely keep it as big chunk also.
- this recipe made a medium size (1cup) jar of chutney but you can easily double it up to make a big batch of it.