87.8 F
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

When life sends you mangos, make chutney

Latest headlines

Scientists warn some types of sargassum could impact on human health

Large amounts of sargassum are now washing a shore in locations previously relatively untouched by the algae, such as the theme...

The sights, sounds, and flavors of vibrant Chinatown in CDMX

Mexico City’s Chinatown is crowded, frenzied, and chaotic — but in an oddly great sort of way.

Mérida, but not the Caribbean resorts, named in Airbnb survey

Mérida Yucatán is one of the oldest cities on the American continent and boasts the oldest cathedral on the continent’s mainland....

Yucatán goes from 0 to 78 daily COVID cases in 6 weeks

The Yucatán health ministry reported 78 new COVID infections, the highest number of daily new cases since March.
Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado
Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado is a writer, artist and educator from British Columbia, Canada. She has lived in Merida, Yucatan, since 1976, where she co-founded the TTT school and raised two children. Joanna blogs at Changes In Our Lives.
Photo: Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado

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.

Mango Chutney

  • 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
Mangos for chutney. Photo: Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado

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.

Mango chutney is served, preferably with a nice white wine. Photo: Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado
- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

New augmented reality app tells the story of Mérida’s iconic corner plaques

Mérida´s municipal government is launching a new mobile phone application to tell the story of the city’s iconic Centro corner plaques.

Tortas in the Park: Family carries on the tradition for 63 years 

Taqueria Don Beto in Parque Las Américas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Strolling through charming Parque de...

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods burn as hot as the sun

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

La Plancha park project moves forward with a huge budget

Government officials announced an agreement to make the La Plancha land 100% parkland. Photo: Contributed The park that...

Court sets limits for ‘racist’ immigration checkpoints in Mexico

Mexican soldiers review documents at a Zacatecas checkpoint in March. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP via Getty Images

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in these recipes from Yucatán

Vegan, vegetarian and plant-based lifestyles are easy to enjoy, despite living in meat-centric Yucatán.  Now that we’ve listed our...

Yucatán COVID patient 1st to die in 49 days

Coronavirus cases rose steadily in a week that ended with Yucatán's first COVID fatality since April 2. A...

Expats in Mexico face impossible deadline to comply with new tax law

Taxpayers in Mérida wait for their numbers to be called at the SAT office. Photo: File A tax...

What is the Loop Current and how does it affect hurricanes on the Yucatán Peninsula?

A current of warm tropical water is looping unusually far into the Gulf of Mexico for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes.

Izamal revamps its infrastructure while seeking investment

A walking tour of Izamal includes Mayor Warnel May Escobar and Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal. Photo: Courtesy