Mango Chutney

Chutneys, often used in and originating from Indian cuisine, are delicious sauces that accompany a main dish. Here I have a mango chutney that contains an idiosyncratic combination of spices and fruit, but that is no doubt delicious. Chutneys are fairly easy to make as well; it’s almost like making jam.

3/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ginger
3/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 onion finely chopped
1 Clove garlic finely chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup golden raisins
4 cups sliced mango

1. Place the vinegar, sugars, and spices in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and maintain a low boil for 30 minutes.
2. Add the onion, garlic and raisins and boil for another 30 minutes.
3. Add the sliced mango and boil for 30 minutes to an hour until the mango just begins to break down.
4. Let cool before serving. You can pour the chutney into sterilized jars if you wish to store them.