Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ooey-Gooey Green Mango Chutney with Sunflower Seeds

First of all, did you notice the floating socials bar on the left of your screen ??  I loved it when I saw this at my friend Jenn's website (you can't miss this site - try, & I wrote to her asking how she got it. She immediately wrote back with the details & here we are, with my own little socials bar (cute ain't it???). Best thing I love about being a food blogger is there's so much to learn/share & when you have sweethearts like Jenn to learn from it makes it so easy & fun.

Secondly, its a great feeling to ne nominated for Parents Magazine Food Blogs Award 2011. Normally I don't worry much about awards/recognitions etc, but this was from one mag that I've always loved. If you are a young parent & don't subscribe to this magazine - you should. It has very practical tips for young parents, answers that we always want know & dont know where to find. And yess... if you get a chance, click on the logo on the right side of this post to Vote for My Creative Flavors. I would appreciate your love and support. And now its time to share my latest recipe.....

Raw Mangoes are a great ingredient for a hearty Indian meal. You can consume these in any form you can imagine, be it "Mango Powder or Amchoor", be it in form of "Mango Leather or Aam Paapad", or all time great Indian mustard oil based "Mango pickle". My Fvt though is Mango chutney. You can do it a Greenish Tangy combo with Mint & Cilantro or a Pink version with Tomatoes/Onions/Ginger/Garlic. But the most well travelled mango chutney is "Sweet Mango Chutney". I have seen various versions across the globe, esp in the UK where it is very popular in Indian restaurants. Today I will share my mom's version of it, where in I add roasted sunflower seeds in the end to make it crunchy and nutritious. Just make sure you dont intend to store it for real long, if thats the case dont add too many sunflower seeds to start with, this may make it rancid. Though,on it its own chutney will stand well in refrigerated conditions for a couple of months at least. Lets give it a shot...

Ingredients: -
Raw Green Mangoes: 2
Salt: 1/2 tsp
A dash of Pepper + Garam masala
Sugar: 1 /2cup
Ginger Powder: a pinch
Roasted Sunflower Seeds: few to garnish

Wash and peel the fresh green mangoes.
Finely shred it or grate, as you like.
In a deep pan/wok, add sugar and the grated mangoes.
Let it cover and cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes till mangoes are tender.
Season with salt, pepper, ginger powder to taste.
Conventionally melon seeds are added to this chutney but to enhance the nutritional value,
I threw a handful of roasted sunflower seeds.
Let it cool and store in preferably dry glass jar with air tight lid.

The mango chutney is ready to be seasoned with roasted sunflower seeds....!
Relish it with freshly a toasted bread or hot paranthas....!

The ooey gooey mango chutney is simply awesome.
So go ahead and give it a try in your kitchen too.
And don't forget to share with me how you did...

Hugs, Sonia


  1. That looks absolutely scrumptuos, Sonia! And congrats on the nomination :)

  2. This looks super! I love family recipes and this one looks really lovely. Nice sidebar too. :)

  3. I love these sweet mango pickles esp with paappad. I wasn't able to get a foolproof recipe went and bought a jar from the store. Next time, I'm trying out ur version! :)

  4. Wow this looks so yum n perfect that colourful

  5. Wat a healthy and fingerlicking chutney..

  6. This chutney sounds really delicious! I love the nice touch of sunflower seeds at the end =)

  7. This sounds awesome, I love both green mango and sunflower seeds - never seen it combined

  8. First of all accept my congrats fo your nomination.It please me a lot when ever any of your recipe is featured among the top9What an awesome combination of sunflowers seeds with mango.This delicious chutney is really sumptuous
    and delicious.
    Nice shots.

  9. Thank you so much for liking the chutney, I'm so glad that you are loving it and I appreciate every vote from you. Best Regards, Sonia

  10. Chutney, that is one thing I keep telling myself I want to do again but haven't. I love the idea of the green chutney with the seeds. I bet the sunflower gives it a nice salty sweetness! Delish

  11. wow...totally impressive..
    first time ur space..
    awesome presentation..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    have a nice day.
    Tasty Appetite

  12. This looks highly addictive!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Hi Sonia,
    The chutney looks delicious.
    I have tagged you in a game .
    See my post for details.


  14. You have such a fantastic blog! I am all hungry looking at the delicious stuff on here. I'll be coming back for sure - and trying out your stuff!


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