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Mango Chutney

Recipe for an easy-to-make and delicious vegan Mango Chutney made with a fresh mango. It’s perfect to spread on papadums (crispy Indian bread) or to serve with summer rolls or crispy homemade vegetable pakoras!

Mango Chutney from the top with Vegetable Pakoras

I’m a sucker for Indian food. I could eat it every week. Oh wait – I do. Did you know that I’m eating out at our favorite Indian place with friends every Sunday evening? It’s a fun little tradition and the perfect way to end a week. The restaurant owners know us already, so we don’t have to order – they know exactly what we want (and the heat level) and they always make a vegan version of Dal Makhani for us. Yummy!

Okay, but back to the recipe. This Mango Chutney is

  • vegan
  • gluten-free
  • made with a fresh mango
  • easy to make and
  • even includes hand-ground seeds (so flavorful!)
Mango Chutney from the top with spoon

Uses for Mango Chutney

You can serve this Mango Chutney to all kinds of Indian dishes but it especially delicious

Vegetable Pakora being dipped in Mango Chutney
Mango Chutney from the top with Vegetable Pakoras

Vegan Mango Chutney

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for an easy-to-make and delicious vegan Mango Chutney made with a fresh mango. It’s perfect to spread on papadums (crispy Indian bread) or to serve with summer rolls or crispy homemade vegetable pakoras!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Indian, Vegan
Servings 1 /2 cup
Calories 210 kcal


  • 3 cardamom pods (or use about 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nigella seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion – chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 mango – peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder


  • Add the cardamom pods to a mortar and break open. Remove the shells and use only the cardamom seeds. Add the nigella seeds and grind until crushed.
  • Heat the canola oil in a medium-sized pot on medium heat. Add in the chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until translucent. Add the ground seeds to toast them a bit.
  • Then add the rest of the ingredients: diced mango, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and ginger powder. 
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. By now the mango should be soft enough and break apart quite easily. Use a fork to mash it even more. At this point, you can also adjust the flavors to your own preference!
  • Then fill the chutney into clean canning jars and close them while it is still hot. The chutney will last longer that way, until opened. Or let it cool and use immediately. 


Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSodium: 590mgPotassium: 504mgFiber: 6gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 1785IUVitamin C: 71.4mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 1.3mg
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Recipe Rating

lucie mayer

Saturday 31st of August 2019

OMG. I made baked pakoras for the first time yesterday, hoping to freeze a batch. Well, Stepson and boyfriend (and me tbh :) ) went through most of them, in burgers. I was hankering for mango chutney to go with, and today, I find you. I am so grateful! I just read the recipe and I can taste it. I can't find cardamom pods, so I'll go with a ground up version, or just co with garam masala. I'll also use thawed frozen mango chunks, as they don't stay fresh enough, long enough, when they're flown all the way to Québec, where I'm from.

I am SO grateful to have found you! Pakoras, with mago chutney, coming up!

Many thanks!!


Saturday 23rd of February 2019

Didn't work at all. 2.5 tsp of liquid just wasn't enough ?

E Kathryn Solberg

Saturday 21st of October 2017

What kind of cardamom do you use? Brown and green cardamom is used in Indian dishes but there is also white cardamom. All have different flavors.


Sunday 22nd of October 2017

I used green cardamom for this recipe. Sorry, I should have mentioned that somewhere. It's the typical cardamom you can get around here, so I didn't think much about the others :)

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

I've only ever had mango chutney once in a wrap at a restaurant but I loved it! It's sweet and savory and tangy and so...bright? I don't even know the right word, but I do know I'm a fan. And pretty easy to make too it seems :) I never would've thought to pair it with grilled cheese but I am so intrigued now...


Sunday 22nd of October 2017

Mango chutney adds such a deep flavor profile to any sandwich and wrap, I love it! I still have one more old recipe using mango chutney I want to reshoot (it's from 2014! ugh! the photos.. you can't even look at it :D) but all the leftover mango chutney goes into grilled cheese sandwiches or vegan cheese platters. I've been meaning to make more cheeses, so that would be a good opportunity :)