Kokub's Mango Chutney from Pakistan


We live in Saudi Arabia in a close-knit community full of different cultures, and our neighbors from Pakistan have become like our extended family away from home. Kokub, one of our neighbors, makes the most amazing mango chutney. A few years ago she invited me to help her. Of course, she doesn't use a recipe, so the NEXT time I went over with my measuring cups and scale so I could recreate her magic on my own. What an incredible experience!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs
3 cups


  • 4 green (under ripe) mangoes - peeled, seeded, and cut into strips

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed

  • 2 cardamom pods

  • 4 cardamom seeds

  • 1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick

  • 5 whole cloves

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar

  • 5 black peppercorns, crushed


  1. Place the mangoes into a large pot. Crush the ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle until they become a smooth paste; stir the paste into the mangoes. Stir in the sugar, and season with salt, red pepper flakes, cumin seed, cardamom pods and seeds, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Stir to blend, and then cover the pot. Leave the pot sitting out at room temperature overnight.

  2. The next day, place the pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to thicken, about 30 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and peppercorns; cook for 1 more minute. Cool before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
0g Fat
27g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 65mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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