Making my own mango chutney

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  1. oregonyeti

    oregonyeti

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    I want to make something similar to Major Grey's chutney and even more like this. Ideally it would be a little less sweet, but then again, sweet is part of what it is.


    I would like a recipe from anyone who has a good one.

    Last night I did my first experiment. For the most part I was trying to make it exactly, but I also used frozen pineapple juice concentrate for some of the liquid so that I could use less sugar, and I knew that would change it a little. It came out really yummy. One thing that's missing is cumin. I could tell that when I compared mine with the original (above). That will be easy to fix next time. I'm also wondering how the original has a pretty clear look to it. Mine has a lot of finely diced ginger and garlic, which clouded it up. The look is not as important as the taste--I was just wondering. Mine's also runnier, probably just because it has a lot less sugar.

    Any recommendations or recipes?

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    Here's what I made.

    I simmered about 30 minutes:

    1/3 c. minced ginger

    3 medium cloves garlic

    1/4 c, diced onion

    1/2 c. cider vinegar

    1 habanero pepper, sliced very thinly

    1 t. salt

    1/2 t.ground allspice

    1/2 t ground cinnamon

    1/4 t. ground cloves

    3 cloves cardamom, split (which I later removed)

    1/2 t. ground black pepper

    1 T. EVOO

    I added 12 ounces! (not 12 pineapples!) frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed

    1 pound frozen mango pieces (which I chopped smaller than they were originally)

    1/2 c. sugar

    then I simmered it about 15 minutes and put it in the fridge.
     
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  2. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Back home in Hawaii, mangoes are abuntant and my grandmother made mango EVERYTHING!

    Her chutney was well known, at least in her neighborhood and with all of her family.

    I was very fortunate to receive her hand written recipe book and this is what I found as she wrote it:

    Grandma Eva's Mango Chutney

    3c=1#

    6# green mangoes

    4# brown sugar

    1 c water

    3 c vinegar

    1 tsp salt

    1 c raisins

    3 large green ginger root, minced

    1 large onion, minced

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    7 Tabasco peppers (small Hawaiian peppers)

    2 tsp allspice

    2 tso cloves, ground

    1 tsp cinnamon

    peel & slice mangoes & soak in cold water overnight with one handful of salt-next morning drain

    Bring spices. vinegar and water, salt & sugar onions, garlic, peppers, etc to a boil-about 10 minutes.  Add mangoes & raisins & cook about 2 1/2 hrs stirring occasionally.  During last hour of cooking add an extra cup of mangoes.
     
  3. oregonyeti

    oregonyeti

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    Thanks, Kaneohe :) I will have to try that! Getting this recipe from you is like getting gold! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
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  4. kaneohegirlinaz

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  5. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know why this was deleted but it's back now.  Sorry about htat.
     
  6. oregonyeti

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    Thanks. Great thread, huh? I think so, anyway.