Friday, December 10, 2010

Manga Chammandi (Green Mango Chutney)

Manga Chammandi is a Kerala Recipe. Roughly translated it means Raw Mango Chutney. I learnt this recipe after I got married and am very fond of this easy and very tasty side dish. It can be served with rice, tiffins like dosa, rice broth (kanjee/porridge) or simply spread on bread for making a sandwich. 
Unlike the chutney, this is thick in consistancy. I keep my chammandi simple by grinding green mango and coconut with green chillis.  The sour taste of mangoes along with the creamy texture of the coconuts has a very tingling effect on your taste buds. I know a malayali friend of mine who adds a shallot or two along with a piece of ginger to give the chammandi additional flavours.  But nothing to beat the direct hit of sour mangoes ----

Here's my recipe:-

What goes-----

  • Raw Mango - 1 cup (washed n chopped)
  • Grated or chopped coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies - 3 to 4 - to taste
  • Salt- to taste
  • water - a little - to bind them

Generally the raw mango is not peeled for the chammandi. It tastes awesome with the skin on, but if you want you can peel and then roughly chop the mango.
Add all the ingredients to the blender except salt.

Grind it with little water to bind them to a thick mix. Season with Salt.

The more sour the mango, the more the sizzle!!!!!  Enjoy !

Linking this to Sujana's Celebrating Regional Cusisine


  1. Hi, That's a quick preparation surely. If you like raw mangoes so much, I make another version with them which can be stored for a while. If u are interested check out for maavinkayi chutney in my space, hopefully u will like it.

  2. New to me, looks so tempting, thanks for sharing.


  3. I have tried it once. Loved it. You have made it so simple yet yummy..

  4. Good chutney....My fav...I always prepare this....

  5. Managa chammadi looks delicious. I love tangy chutnies.

  6. delicious chutney mango in it looks good

  7. Tongue tickling mango chutney, soooo tempting..

  8. Hey Nice mango chutney... yummy

  9. Never tasted green mango the coconut addition to it. Will have to try to make this.
    Thanks for sharing!