Our neighbor has a huge mango tree, and literally, hundreds of unripe mangoes fall every week. If not picked up right away, they rot. Ugh!
If you have such a tree or a neighbor whose bounty is going to waste, here’s what you can do with them.
- 6 cups of unripe mangoes, chopped into 1-cm cubes
- 1 medium white onion, chopped into ½-cm cubes
- ½ cup of unrefined sugar
- 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
- ½ cup black raisins
- ½ tsp. ground chili powder (or to taste)
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp. salt (or to taste)
- 1 cup of white vinegar
Place all the ingredients except for raisins in a large pot and stir to mix well.
Allow the mixture to boil on high heat, and then reduce the heat to medium. Let the mixture boil down until it is half the amount you started out with. Stir in the raisins while ingredients are still hot. The chutney will be thick and sticky. When it has cooled down, spoon it into empty jars and store it in the fridge. It will last for months.
Serve with grilled pork, chicken, fish or shellfish.
Pair with a crisp, cold white wine.