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  • Green Mango Chutney

    Posted on | April 17, 2007 | 24 Comments |

    Mango is a tropical fruit consumed mainly in its sweet ripe form in the US, but in some parts of India the unripe version is a bigger hit. The taste of green sour mangoes with salt and hot chili powder is part of a lot of Indian childhood memories… 

    This is a traditional Kerala dish, a thick chutney made of raw mangoes and coconut. This quick and easy chutney is very versatile, quantity of ingredients can be adjusted to get the best taste to suit your palette.  The key to this chutney’s success is to use really sour green mangoes. If the mango is not sour enough, add a little lemon juice and extra salt to enhance the taste.


    • 1 cup Green Mango slices with skin on
    • 1 cup Fresh grated coconut
    • 6 Green chillies (the hot small Thai chillies are the best)
    • 1 tbsp thinly sliced shallots
    • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
    • Salt to taste
    • Lime Juice to taste (optional if the mango is not sour enough)


    Grind all the ingredients in a spice grinder to form a smooth paste.

    Serve with hot rice. 

    I like this as a dip with chips , but may be that’s just me.


    Some people are allergic to the mango skin and sap.

    According to WikiPedia:

    The mango is in the same family as poison ivy and contains urushiol, though much less than poison ivy. Some people get dermatitis from touching mango peel or sap. Persons showing an allergic reaction after handling a mango can usually enjoy the fruit if
    someone else first removes the skin. The leaves are toxic to cattle.

    So, be careful, the skin adds a nice texture to the chutney, but skinned mangoes work very well with this recipe too.

    This Mango Chutney is my entry for letter “M”  for A to Z of Indian Vegetables event hosted by Nupur of One Hot Stove. Check One Hot Stove on Sunday for the complete M round-up.

    Category: Chutneys and Dips and Pickles, India - Kerala, Mango, Recipes, Vegetarian

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    24 Responses to “Green Mango Chutney”

    1. musical
      April 17th, 2007 @ 8:01 am

      Mango chutney…..makes me nostalgic, Sig. We also have a similar chutney (without coconut)…..the tangy, chatpata taste…..umm!

      btw, where did you get teh green mangoes from? i am yet to see some genuinely green mangoes in the Indian stores here!

    2. Roopa
      April 17th, 2007 @ 8:10 am

      Hi Sig
      First time here!

      lovely blog and nice collection of recipes here!

    3. pom d'api
      April 17th, 2007 @ 9:14 am

      Thanks for this recipe, I look like it’s so good

    4. sunita
      April 17th, 2007 @ 9:21 am

      That’s a nice and quick chutney you’ve got there…and speaking of raw mangoes…the memories are all in the mind…my mouth’s really watering now…

    5. Coffee
      April 17th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

      SLURP!!!!!! That combo of mango and coconut sounds cool!!!

    6. Asha
      April 17th, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

      My mouth is watering and my cheeks are stinging looking at the mangoes!!:)) YUM!!

    7. shilpa
      April 17th, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

      Looks so beautiful sig. I just made mango pickle yesterday, will get the mangoes again and make this. Thanks

    8. Sig
      April 17th, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

      Musical, I bought frozen green mango slices packed in Kerala from the Indian Store, it was really sour….
      Once in a while our local grocery stores have a really sour variety of fresh green mangoes in stock.

    9. RP
      April 17th, 2007 @ 6:02 pm

      Did you add water? I too make exactly the same, but the chutney looks different. :)

    10. Sig
      April 17th, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

      RP, no I didn’t add water… But the mango slices were frozen, so I had to thaw it in running water…I tried to get it all out by wrapping in paper towels, may be that retained some water?

      How does yours look? Thicker?

    11. Mandira
      April 17th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

      mango chutney looks delicious sig, also loved the vishu sadya. Hope it was fun!

    12. Reena
      April 17th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

      sig, i made mango chutney without coconut for vishu and was planning to bring that for nupur’s party:)). now may be something else. isn’t mango in any form delicious?

    13. Pravs
      April 18th, 2007 @ 12:44 am

      I love manga chamandi. This is the same thing right ? Mango season is here..right time to make all sort of things with mango.

    14. Mythili
      April 18th, 2007 @ 4:43 am

      Wow… that’s a breathtaking picture !!! The bowl is really really s3xy !! :)

      Good one Sig.

    15. Sig
      April 18th, 2007 @ 8:02 am

      Thanks everyone for your kind words…

      Reena, you should post your no-coconut chutney, I’ve never had it before..

      Pravs, yes it is manga chammandi :)

    16. Susan
      April 18th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

      What a gorgeous photo, Sig! I adore mango chutney and eat it all the time. It’s so versatile–I love it with tofu, and Jeff loves it with seafood and pork. Thanks for the recipe and the story.

    17. Sandeepa
      April 18th, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

      That pic is fab

    18. Nupur
      April 19th, 2007 @ 2:39 am

      What a beautiful chutney…it looks perfectly versatile, would be delicious as a sandwich spread too! Thanks for participating!

    19. Melting Wok
      April 19th, 2007 @ 10:01 am

      Sig, I can imagine all the flavors coming together, yums :) I got all the ingredients, now all I need is some mangoes, hm..what would be the best dish to go w/this chutney, you think ?

    20. Sig
      April 19th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

      Susan ,thanks. Seafood and mango chutney sure is a great combo!!

      Sandeepa, thanks :)

      Nupur, thanks for this event, I love coming up with dishes for A-z event every week…

      MW, traditionally it is served with rice , I love it with hot rice and fried fish. You can also try it as a dip with chips or bread.

    21. Sharmi
      April 20th, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

      I make this chutney very often. it goes great with rice !! the pic makes my cheek hurt!! yummy!!

    22. Bharathy.
      April 22nd, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

      Hi sig,
      First time in your blog,I suppose,….Great choice of Mango.
      We call it manga chammanthi.
      Easy and tasty dish.has good shelf life if hand ground in the tradional black stone,the ammikkallu…
      Chammanthi looks Y-U-M-M-Y !.

    23. Swapna
      April 24th, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

      The best thing I liked abt this recipe is that you don’t need to peel off the skin:))..I mean isn’t it difficult to peel the skin from mango slices..Yummy recipe, Sig..M adding it to my “Must Try” list

    24. Sailu
      April 23rd, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

      umm………… id really tasty, but I will do without coconut that is more spicy.