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Spicy Mango Chutney

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x


Craving a homemade condiment that’s sweet, spicy, and savory? Try our UK-style mango chutney made with fresh fruit and plenty of spices.


  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil (canola, vegetable, grapeseed, etc.)
  • 4 cups diced red onion (2 large)
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger (2-inch knob)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric  
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely diced fresh red chili pepper, or to taste
  • 6 cups finely chopped ripe mango (about 6 large)
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (1 large)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 large)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepot over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until soft and translucent, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the ginger and cook, stirring often until the onions are golden, about 8-10 minutes. 
  2. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, mustard seeds, and salt. Stir to coat the onions. Add the cinnamon stick and saute until the spices are toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the red chili pepper, mango, raisins, sugar, lemon zest and juice, water, and vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally so the sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a moderate simmer and cover. Cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and stir. Continue to cook with the lid off, stirring occasionally, until the fruit has started to break down and the liquid has reduced, about 1 hour.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container or half-pint jars. Cool to room temperature before covering and refrigerating for 10-14 days, or freezing for up to 6 months.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Category: Chutney
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Spreads

Keywords: mango, chutney, spicy