Bored of curry? 5 new ways to use up mango chutney.
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Bored of curry? 5 new ways to use up mango chutney.

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You know how it is. You buy a nice big jar of mango chutney to serve with your curry, then find you’re left with more mango than you know what to do with.  Rather than go on a curry diet just to use up the mango chutney, this is a perfect opportunity to discover how a little mango chutney magic can bring a spicy new dimension to a range of quick and easy dishes. 

What is mango chutney?

No prizes for knowing that mango chutney is quite simply chutney made from mangoes. But did you know that mangoes are India’s national fruit, and were first grown there over 5,000 years ago? Or that a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship in India? (Legend even says that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree.)

Chutneys are endless in variety and ingredients, but they generally consist of fruit, vinegar and sugar. Mango chutney is made by sautéing spices such as ginger, garlic and red chilies in oil. Cumin, coriander, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom are also added for their robust flavours. Fresh mango, sugar and vinegar follow, and the mixture is slowly cooked down to a deliciously sticky chutney.

How long does mango chutney last?

Because the vinegar and sugar in mango chutney act as preservatives, if covered and kept in the fridge you can expect your mango chutney to be good for a few weeks. If stored in sterilised jars, mango chutney will keep for up to two years unopened in a cool, dark place. Once opened and kept chilled, use within a couple of months. You can actually freeze mango chutney in small food containers, then defrost overnight to use next day.   

Mango Chutney Recipes

Because leftover chutney is a delicious asset that shouldn’t go to waste, we’ve put together a few irresistibly tasty recipe ideas for you to try:   

1. Easy Mango Chutney Chicken

Our Easy Mango Chutney Chicken is simple yet oh-so-mouth-watering idea using boneless chicken thighs, cauliflower, onion and coriander, is transformed into a tongue-tickling treat with a little added chutney power!

2. Indian Spiced Potato Pie

All it takes is a jar of our Spicy Mango & Ginger Chutney to turn this clever recipe of humble potatoes, an onion, a few frozen peas and a handful of flavourful spices into an irresistible lunchtime family centrepiece, our Indian Spiced Potato Pie.

3. Spicy Mango Ginger Chicken Salad

For our spicy 20-minute Spicy Mango Ginger Chicken Salad, just bring a little gem lettuce, Greek yogurt, sesame seeds and a touch of curry powder together with a ripe fresh mango to show our Spicy Mango & Ginger Chutney what it’s made of!

4. Sweet Potato Fritters

A plate of these super crispy, fabulous flavoursome Sweet Potato Fritters will just beg to be picked up and savoured any time of day. Their secret is a combination of spring onions, garlic, coriander and cumin, and Poppadom Mango Chutney. Mm-mm!

5. Poppadom Burger

Some amazing flavours happen when mango meets charred mince in our burger with a lip-smacking fruity twist. Pop them in buns with Poppadom Mango Chutney and serve with salad and sweet potato fries for this Poppadom Burger.

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This handful of mango chutney recipes give us the perfect opportunity to announce the return of an earlier favourite to the Cottage Delight range, back by popular demand:

Mango & Aubergine Chutney

Our Mango & Aubergine Chutney recipe was created from the spices used in a popular local curry dish combined with aubergine and mango. Add deep, rich flavour to cheese paninis or stir through pilau rice. Awarded a Great British Food 2020 Highly Commended within the Savoury Preserves category.

And just in case you’re not bored with curry, you might like to try this rich and satisfying Coconut Chicken Curry dish given a unique lift by adding our Mango & Aubergine Chutney!

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