Kairichi chatni (Raw mango chutney)

The season of India’s favourite fruit has arrived, and one can spot abundant blossoms swaying merrily on mango trees these days. Tiny, raw mangoes hanging around in bunches waiting to ripen into succulent mangoes is a happy sight in my backyard as well. Amidst the gloomy lockdown, these blossoms re-instil the earnest hope in my heart that this too shall pass 🙂

Under the Mango Tree…
There is a proverbial saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.  Now that raw mangoes are galore in the markets – what are you waiting for? Lay your hands on those raw mangoes and make chutney – its delicious, tangy and healthy too!
Rich in vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, etc. etc. it is the fruit to be savoured till the rain gods arrive. So here is a simple, quick-fix chutney recipe for your palate which is slightly sour (of course), slightly sweet and just yumm..umm..mm..
Ingredients (for 2 to 3 servings):
Raw mango: 1 medium size
Coconut (fresh or dessicated), grated or cut into small pieces: 5 tbsp
Coriander leaves, chopped: 3 to 4 tbsp
Green chillies: 2,  roughly chopped
Jeera powder: 1 tbsp
Sugar: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste
Little water: to help grind

Just put the above ingredients in a chutney jar with very little water (around 2 tbsp) and grind it into a fine paste. Feel free to adjust the flavours as per your liking by adding more or less sugar or chillies or coconut 🙂
The fresh tanginess of the preparation is sure to perk up any meal …bon appetit.

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