Making Your Own Chutney is Easy With This Recipe

Plate of chutney and crackers
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Elevate your culinary creations with our delightful recipe for homemade chutney, a versatile and flavorful condiment that adds a burst of taste to a variety of dishes. Whether paired with savory snacks, grilled meats, or cheese platters, this chutney recipe offers a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be whipping up batches of this delicious condiment in no time. Let’s dive into the recipe for this homemade delight.


  • 2 cups of diced ripe mango (about 2 medium mangoes)
  • 1 cup of diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup of raisins or chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the diced mango, diced red onion, raisins or chopped dried apricots, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, grated fresh ginger, mustard seeds, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Stir the mixture well to combine all the ingredients. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer gently for about 30-40 minutes, or until the chutney has thickened and the flavors have melded together, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Taste the chutney and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or cayenne pepper according to your preferences.
  4. Once the chutney has reached your desired consistency and flavor, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the chutney cool to room temperature. Transfer the cooled chutney to sterilized jars or airtight containers for storage.
  5. Store the homemade chutney in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks to allow the flavors to further develop and intensify. Serve the Homemade Chutney as a condiment alongside your favorite dishes, such as grilled meats, sandwiches, cheese platters, or samosas, and enjoy the burst of flavor it adds to every bite.
  6. Experiment with different variations of homemade chutney by adjusting the ingredients to suit your taste preferences, such as using different fruits, spices, or sweeteners.
  7. Share your homemade chutney with friends and family as a thoughtful homemade gift, and let them savor the delicious flavors of your culinary creation.