Mango pilipili chutney (Photo: iStock)

Chutneys are a wide range of condiments, relishes and dipping sauces. 

They are a great addition to any meal or snack. This particular chutney is spicy and tangy with green chilli and mango. 

Not only does it add flavour and nutrition to a meal, it also makes a great starter. Serve it with any of your favourite dishes like biriyani, pilau, githeri or any savoury meal. 

What you’ll need:

1 onion diced 

5 hot green chilli, chopped 


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2 ripe tomatoes, diced

50g tomato paste

1 teaspoon garlic, ginger mince

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 

4 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon sugar

salt to taste

4 green/unripe mangoes, sliced

2 carrots, cut into strips

1/2 cup thick tamarind sauce/ extract 

What to do: 

Pour the oil into a saucepan over medium heat. Saute the garlic and onions until golden brown.

Add the tomato, mango, carrots and hot green chilli. Stir until slightly mashed.

Add the tomato paste and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Add the tamarind extract and lemon juice then finish off with 1 teaspoon of sugar and salt to taste.

Let it cook until thick and you can see the oils bubbling up on the sides of the pan. Preserve in a tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one month. Enjoy!

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