Kancha Aamer Chutney
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Bengali Aamer Chutney is a condiment prepared with green mangoes and sugar along with a few spices.
Recipe type: Chutney
Cuisine: Bengali
Serves: 8 People
  • Green Mango/ Kancha Aam/ Kacchi Keiri: 1 Kg
  • Ginger paste: 1 Tsp.
  • Raisin: 25g (handful)
  • Panch Phoron/ Bengali Five Spices: 1 Tsp.
  • Dry Red Chili: 3
  • Sugar: 250g
  • Salt: 1 Tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder: 1.2 Tsp.
  • Red Chili Powder: ½ Tsp.
  • Bengali Bhaja Masala: 1 Tsp.
  • Mustard Oil: 1 Tbsp.
  1. Wash and pat dry the Mangos.
  2. Cut the mangos into long strips. I prefer to use the seed as well if developed within the mango. You can discard it.
  3. I do not discard the mango skin while making the chutney. This is optional. You can peel off the skin.
  4. Marinade mangoes with turmeric powder, salt, and red chili powder and leave those for 15 minutes.
  5. The mangoes will release moisture which you need to discard.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and temper the oil with Panch Phoron, and also dry red chilies.
  7. Add marinated mangoes and mix properly.
  8. Add Ginger paste as well.
  9. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  10. Stir in between.
  11. Now add raisins and also Sugar.
  12. Adjust the salt if needed.
  13. Mix properly and cover the pan with the lid.
  14. Cook until mangoes cooked and softened as well.
  15. The gravy will be prepared automatically with the sugar and the moisture coming from the mangoes.
  16. Switch the flame off and add roasted Bengali Bhaja masala and mix properly.
  17. Serve Aamer Chutney in room temperature or after refrigerating it.
  18. You can store this in the refrigerator for around 7 days.
Instead of Sugar, you can also use Gur aka jaggery.
Adjust the sugar as per taste as well as how sweet or sour are the mangoes.
If cooking the mangoes without skin reduce the cooking time by 5-7 minutes. I prefer to use the skin to increase the cooking time and also to make the chutney more flavorful.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 70g Calories: 211 Fat: 2.3g Saturated fat: 0.3g Carbohydrates: 50.5g Sugar: 48.4g Sodium: 294mg Fiber: 2.2g Protein: 1.1g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2019/04/kancha-aamer-chutney/