how to make the best ever mango chutney

How to Make The Best Ever Mango Chutney!Making something yourself is one of the most satisfying things you can ever do. When it is also a delicious recipe, it means you can enjoy healthy, homemade food, that makes a difference to your health and our planet. One of the all-time favourite fruits across the world is the scrumptious mango! When it is mango season, people literally line up to fill their baskets with these wonderful fruits. Nothing beats the taste, texture and total experience of eating a mango – it is almost a spiritual moment when you cut it open and sit down to enjoy the riches of this golden wonder.

This is one of our favourite recipes, from our guest home cook Kellie. It is based on the divine mango, with a recipe on how to make the best ever Mango Chutney! It is a very flexible recipe – the spices used are completely interchangeable. Anything you don’t like can be omitted, and anything you love can be doubled. The only thing Kellie recommends keeping are the mustard seeds – there’s something about their popping goodness that makes this chutney oh so good. This is also a great one for last minute Christmas gifts, or as a perfect chutney to have on the Christmas table for your meats and cheeses.
thanks for sharing this recipe with us Kellie! Nom Nom!
xxhow to make the best ever mango chutney

How to Make The Best Ever Mango Chutney!

This is the perfect accompaniment to curry or samosas, even with a cheeseboard, but I especially love it with cold meat, and this time of year nothing beats Christmas ham!
Begin by sterilizing your jars, and you’ll need enough jars for approximately 1 litre of chutney.
I boil my jars for 20 minutes but you can place them in a 150°c oven for 20 minutes instead, so long as they don’t have rubber seals.


3 just ripe mangoes, diced in rough cubes
2 brown onions, diced
1 cup brown or apple cider vinegar
2 cups white sugar
1tbs grated ginger (jar is fine)
2 cloves crushed garlic
2tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground coriander
1tbs mustard seeds
1tsp mustard powder
1tsp tumeric
1tsp salt
1tsp pepper
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 mixed spice

How to Make The Best Ever Mango Chutney!Method to make your Mango Chutney

  1. Place everything together in a heavy based pot, stir, place over high heat and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer stirring occasionally for about an hour, maybe a little longer, but you’re looking for a nice thick consistency while still having pieces of mango.
  3. Fill your jars while still very hot, immediately seal and invert till cooled.
  4. Store in a cool dark place till use, and refrigerate once opened.
  5. Enjoy!

**update from a post originally shared in 2015


  1. Jan Withers on December 21, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I’m going to try that Helen! U0001f499

    • Norma on March 15, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      I have made this 3 times now and my family and myself Favorite 10 out of 10 👍🏼

      • Helen Edwards on March 17, 2020 at 7:20 am

        wonderful!! thank you

  2. Sarah Paciorek on December 21, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Emma Findlay just in case you need a new recipe 🙂

  3. Recycled Interiors on December 21, 2015 at 9:46 am

    go for it and let us know how it turns out!

  4. Kim SometimesRobbie Roylance on December 21, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I can’t get the page to load U0001f62c. We guts picked 2 wash tubs of mangos and some are to cook with……. if our 5 kids don’t eat them all first hehe.

  5. Kaye Bretag on December 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Oh Kim peel them n freeze them in bags, they keep forever frozen, great in milk shakes etc even eat frozen, great on a hot day U0001f44dU0001f603

  6. Kim SometimesRobbie Roylance on December 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Oh yes I do that too Kaye. The kids just go to the freezer and get a bag out and eat it, milkshakes are always on the go and homemade icecream is in the freezer. I got some common mangos this time and was going to make chutney. Mum has a good recipe but thought I’d check this 1 out. Merry Christmas to you all too U0001f499

  7. Helene Wild on December 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    It loads fine for me, Kim SometimesRobbie Roylance I just clicked on the web address, not the picture.

  8. Recycled Interiors on December 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    oh hope you can open it Kim SometimesRobbie Roylance how lucky are you to have all those mangoes!!

  9. Eric Manukov on December 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Ill give that a go

  10. Kaye Bretag on December 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Sounds good Kim U0001f384 you have a merry Christmas too U0001f44d looks like we’re not having a road party this year, might have to have that in July for a winter Christmas what you recon, might be nice for a change U0001f44d

  11. Kim SometimesRobbie Roylance on December 21, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Yer I clicked on the link but have saved it to try on the pc. I WILL get it U0001f609 Thanks for the link U0001f44d
    Yes very lucky to have access to beautiful big trees – Yum…….. Mangoooooo!!!!!

  12. Kim SometimesRobbie Roylance on December 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Yep Christmas in July sounds good, just need a bonfire instead of ice U0001f609 Might even have mango chutney somewhere on the table U0001f61c

  13. Kaye Bretag on December 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Sounds like a plan for July then Kim U0001f609

  14. Lynice Thirkell on December 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I have made some Mango Chutney Hollie …..would you like some ?

  15. Ayyipes Ishavingfun on December 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Barbara Bayley, a slight variation to your recipe.

  16. Kellie Kinder on December 21, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Andrew Drennan for when your mangoes come on U0001f600

  17. Deb Mooney on December 21, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Toni Toni Jones, nice Chrissy present U0001f601

  18. Kelly Mills on December 22, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Is that a hint?

  19. Joanna Joy Lawry on December 22, 2015 at 7:07 am

    i purchased some mango chutney recently ahhhh best stuff eva, but homemade yummo

  20. Pauline Jean on December 22, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Would you beleive they are $4 EACH here in NZ

  21. Stacey Wheelahan on December 22, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Bill Russell omg!!!!! I need mangoes this second!!

  22. Kellie Gill on December 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Oh gosh, yes we are very lucky here in Australia, here in Adelaide they are cheap for a very short period of time over summer. Oh to live in the tropical north with a mango tree in the back yard!

  23. Kellie Gill on December 22, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Please let us know how you go! I’d love to see some pics of people’s home made noms!

  24. Annette Tickner on December 23, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Katrina Medina xxx

  25. Sanne De Boer on December 23, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Yum! The ‘to make’ list is getting longer and longer!

  26. Sherrily Sinclair on December 23, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Hmmm hope I can find all these recipes… We should be finding camping recipes 😉 but these will he good out bush also!

  27. Sanne De Boer on December 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Haha we need one pot paleo recipes for the camping trips!

  28. Kathy Dent on December 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Good but too expensive for me.

  29. Sherrily Sinclair on December 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I reckon 🙂

  30. Jenny Lafleur on December 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Will be trying this recipe in the next week…sounds yummo!

  31. Karen Ausburn on December 24, 2015 at 4:54 am

    I know right mmmm

  32. Gail Anderson on December 24, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Neville Bereyne lmao

  33. Elisha McGuckin on January 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Emma perhaps you could whip up some of this?

  34. Dianne Kelly on December 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    So lucky to get 3 boxes of good sized mangoes on special at local fruit barn for $26 (48 mangoes) most the cheaper box at $6 which were ready to eat, but not over ripe, made jam, just canned up 16 in preserving jars which leaves me 23 for chutney, dehydrating, freezing and hopefully some of them will still be just right to eat next week when my visitors from UK arrive lucky to live in sunny Queensland 🙂

    • helene on December 4, 2017 at 9:35 am

      oh how lucky!!!! Enjoy those golden treasures

  35. Ruthie on December 18, 2017 at 6:23 am

    I just made a batch of this mango chutney, so delicious! I added a whole tsp. Of pepper flakes, very spicy. Planning to make another batch & give as gifts, but with less pepper flakes, thank you for the recipe, & its so easy too!

    • helene on January 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      oh that is Fab!! Great addition 🙂

  36. Deb Wille on November 6, 2018 at 3:47 am

    No need to water bath these??

    • helene on November 8, 2018 at 4:56 am

      not as far as I know, the guest DIY’er did not suggest that 🙂

  37. Cori on April 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Recipe sounds great but what is the “mixed spice”??

    • helene on May 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

      you can buy it – a blend of things like allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg

  38. margaret hunt on June 22, 2019 at 5:57 am

    What do you mean by sealing? Should I put these in a water bath canner and boil for 10 or 15 minutes. Or do you tighten the lids and simply invert. Does that lead to a proper for purpose of longer term storage?

    • helene on June 26, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Hi Margaret – I am sorry but I am not sure as it was a guest blog post. I will check with Kellie!

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