Summer is here and so are the mangoes. Yesterday I went for grocery shopping and market was filled with raw mangoes (kancha aam). Off course I bought few and immediately a request came from him : can we have 'aamer chutney' tomorrow?? So, before thinking of any other recipes with raw mango I had to make this Bengali style Mango Chutney. The recipe is our family favorite. This version of mango chutney is very cooling and soothing for your stomach and soul. Do try it in your kitchen and let me know how it turned out for you.
3 small raw mangoes.
1/4th Teaspoon of black mustard seeds.
1 dry red chilli.
A big pinch of turmeric powder.
Pinch of roasted cumin powder.
Half cup of sugar (you can add more if you want).
1 Tablespoon of Mustard oil.
A cup of water.
Heat mustard oil in a pan.
Saute mustard seeds and dry red chili for few seconds.
Cut the mangoes in long length pieces, wash them and add in the pan. Cook for few minutes.
Then add half Teaspoon of salt and some turmeric powder. Mix well.
Now add the water. Cover and cook for 6 minutes or until mangoes become soft.
Then add the sugar and again cook for 5 minutes.
Lastly turn off the heat and sprinkle the roasted cumin powder.
Let the chutney cool down completely, keep in the fridge for an hour, then serve.
Your Aamer Chutney/Mango Chutney is ready
Serve it chilled after lunch in summer afternoons.