Its getting to that time of year again when I start thinking about what the boys are going to give their grandparents for Christmas. Since Monkey was born we try to make sure its something personal, last year we made hampers which included things we had made. Such as jam and Christmas decorations.
This year I am hoping to do the same and we will be including Mango Chutney. Monkey and made our first batch the other day. This is an old recipe which I have added to over the years:
- 8 mangoes, peeled, stoned and cut into small pieces around 1 cm square
- 6cm fresh root ginger - grated
- 6 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1kg caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons of table salt
- 4 cardamon pods
- 2 teaspoons of mustard seed, we used a mixture of brown and black
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 10 whole cloves
- 500ml of malt vinegar
- 10 black peppercorns
- optional chilli flakes or dried chilli
- Add the diced mango, grated ginger, crushed garlic into a large pan and stir to combine
- Mix in the sugar and season with the salt and spices. You can also add the dried chilli flakes at this point. Leave to seep over night
- Next day mix in the vinegar place on a medium heat, stirring occasionally until it starts to thicken. This can take some time, we have been known to cook for two hours and add corn flour in the end!
What have you planned for Christmas presents this year? If you are making your own I would love to hear about them in the comments below.
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