Our organic Spicy mango chutney is sweet and pleasantly hot and is an extremely versatile hot accompaniment to crackers, spreads or any meal. It is heavenly infused with spices and acquires a fresh aromatic taste.
This tasty mango chutney gets its taste from mango mixed with vinegar and chilli powder. It goes pretty much with any meal of the day. The fine texture of this mango chutney makes it even more appealing.
Our aunt and uncle had their three bottomless grandchildren staying with them when we called, so the food they had organised for lunch was plain and filling, and there was plenty of it! American hot dogs are a versatile way to satisfy hungry teenagers but are also appealing to older people who have just driven through two mountain passes on a very cold day. I took one look at the spread and went back to the car to bring in the review product that I was sure would go admirably with the hot dogs: our jar of spicy mango chutney!
The hot dog sausages were sitting on a bed of red cabbage and onion sauerkraut; a dollop of chutney on each one made our mouths water long before we had so much as tasted the combination. But within minutes the youngsters had demolished their first and were already attacking their second! I usually serve mustard with food of this type, but I have used pickle or chutney a couple of times instead and have enjoyed the change. This chutney is one of the best: it has a unique flavour which complements the sauerkraut perfectly, jazzing it up and adding a welcome richness to the sausages. It was not long before I was on my second as well!
It was interesting to see how much the spiced mango differs from the plain sweet variety. Although the mango still provides the dominant flavour, there is a distinctive sweet-and-sour aftertaste which adds depth to the fruit. The spicy effect comes from the combination of red chilli, chat masala, garam masala, and cumin - a flavour blend which imparts not so much heat as a pleasant warmth. When eaten in combination with the hot dog, the heat was barely there, but when I tasted it on its own there was a recognisable kick. For me, that would mean that it would accommodate itself nicely to a range of foods.
Later that day we had oat biscuits with a smear of curd cheese, and added a blob of chutney on top. The effect this time was quite different. The chilli was more evident; the cheese did not mask it nearly as well as the sausage had done, and the youngest of the boys immediately said he did not like it - it was too hot! Everyone else approved, however. As a final check, we stirred some through more of the curds and tried it as a dip with potato chips and this time he said it was great. I think he might have encountered a rogue blob of chilli the first time round.
When we departed, there was still just under half a jar left despite seven people having finished what appeared to be a reasonable amount. We left it with them so they could continue to try it out in more dishes. They have promised to let us know if they find any innovative ways of using it!
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