May 16, 2011

Raw Green Mango Chutney Or Kachha Amer Chutney In Bengali Style

This is a very traditional way to prepare the green mango chutney in our home. This green mango chutney is always made with fresh unripe mangoes. In traditional Bengali meal usually consists of five to six courses, starting off with something bitter and ending with a sweet dessert. The fifth course served just prior to the dessert is the sweet & sour chutney.

Ingredients :

Raw Mango : 1 cut into pieces as in pic
Mustard Seed : ½ tsp for tempering
Dry Red chilly : 1 for tempering
Sugar/jaggery : according to taste
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp.
Salt a pinch

Method :

Wash and roughly peel the raw mangoes. Chop them.
Heat oil in a kadai, add red chilly and musturd seeds, when seeds are splutter then add chopped mangoes, turmeric
powder and a pinch of salt. Saute the mangoes.
The mangoes will take on a yellow colour then add water should be enough to cook the mangoes. The chaatni should
be thick , mix and cover to cook till mangoes are done.
When water is starting to boil then add sugar or jaggery according to your desire quantity of sweetness.
Cook and Reduce the water till you get a thick consistency.

This chutney goes to "Flavor of Bengal" hosted by Priya

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