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Mango ChutneyTamarind Chutney

Ingredients :

1/2 kg Green Mangoes (Aam)
1 cup Vinegar (Sirka)
1/2 cup Water
1 teaspoon Red chilli pepper (Lal Mirchi)
400-425 grams Sugar (Cheeni) (2 1/2 heaped cup)
4 teaspoons Salt (Namak)
2 tsps long strips of Ginger (Adrak)
2 cloves Garlic (Lasun)
3/4 teaspoon big Cardamom (Elaichi Moti) powder
60 grams Raisins (Kishmish) (4 tsps)

Instructions :

Wash the mangoes and dry them.
Peel and cut mangoes into very thin and long slices removing the stones.
Chop garlic very fine and cut ginger into thin and long slices.
Cook the mango slices, garlic and ginger in water on a low fire.
When tender, add sugar, vinegar, Red chilli pepper , cardamoms, salt and blanched almonds and stir until thick and becomes golden.
Remove from the fire, add raisins and mix well.
Cool and put in an airtight jar.
Store in a cool and dark place.

Mango Chutney is a delicious Indian sauce that is the consistency of jam and is amazing with naan bread, papadums or as a sauce or side of any Indian recipe.