Homemade mango chutney

Homemade mango chutney tastes incredible and makes a brilliant gift!

Mango chutney is the perfect addition to any curry, and although there are lots of tasty ones that you can buy, they don’t come close to a homemade version.

I’ve customised this mango chutney recipe to showcase all of the flavours that I think make the best mango chutney. I also used a cooking apple in this mix which contributes to sweetness, consistency and overall taste!

Once you have made this, it will last in a sealed jar for up to 6 months, and once opened, in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.

I always enjoy making homemade gifts for friends and family for Christmas, and this make a great addition to any food hamper or just as a gift in a jar tied with some ribbon!

Homemade mango chutney

I get the glass clip-lid jars in the picture from Asda, they are great value, £1 for a smaller jar (300ml) and £1.50 for the larger (500ml). I also save jars throughout the year from jam/peanut butter etc. and then use these when I am making up big batches of mango chutney or my homemade cranberry sauce. You can also freeze this mango chutney!

Want to see the step-by-step of how I made this recipe? Have a look on my Instagram highlights here!

My Recipe

Serves: This recipe makes 3 x 300ml jars
Syns: syn as a bought mango chutney
Healthy Extra:


  • 6 ripe mangoes, flesh scooped out and diced small (about 0.5 cm square)
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 5cm piece of ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 500ml white wine vinegar
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced


  1. Prepare the mango, apple, garlic and ginger
  2. Place the nigella seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek, turmeric and chilli powder into a large, deep pan or casserole dish on the heat, and dry fry for 30 seconds
  3. Add the ginger and garlic, fry for another 30 seconds, stirring through the spices
  4. Pour in the white wine vinegar, and then add the sugar and the salt. Bring to the boil whilst stirring
  5. Add in the diced apple and mango, and the red chilli and stir everything together
  6. Simmer gently for an hour, with the lid off. The liquid will reduce, the mango will soften and the apple will break up.
  7. Ladle into sterilised jars and seal until ready to be used.

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