The quintessential summer condiment is here! The lipsmackin’ Aam Ki Launji or Raw Mango Chutney is truly addictive, eat by the spoonful kind of condiment!
We Indians love our chutneys and pickles. Unfortunately, I’m not much of a pickle person. Though I do love the winter special cauliflower, turnip and carrot pickle. That too made by my mom as she knows I can’t handle hot and spicy foods well.
But chutneys are another story. Again, as long as they aren’t loaded with chillis, I can eat them with all my meals. I find them really versatile. Like this Aam Ki Launji or Raw Mango Chutney. It can pump up a plain parantha, jazz up a simple meal, make curd rice sing! And yes, try it in a sandwich, mixed with some cream cheese, you’ll thank me for the rest of your life!
Okay, now coming back to the recipe. I’ve adapted it from COOK WITH MANALI . It uses a mix of typical Indian pickling spices – mustard seeds, nigella ( onion) seeds, fenugreek, fennel and cumin seeds. I added some ajwain or carom seeds too as I love their flavour.
This recipe is very thoughtful in the ease with which can be made and also in personalizing to your taste. You can add any amount of chilli powder you prefer. Sweeten it more or less, depending on how sweet and sour you’d like it. I threw in some grated ginger too as I particularly enjoy its sharp taste in this tangy chutney.
I use regular sugar or jaggery interchangeably in this recipe. Colour and flavour will change a bit depending on which of the two you’re using.
I hope this palate tickling Aam Ki Launji brightens up your meals as it does ours! I’d love to hear from you. Please do rate and comment below! You can also FOLLOW ME on INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST and FACEBOOK for more fabulous recipes!