Mahni – Raw mango sweet and sour chutney.

Coming from the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Mahni is a delicious semi liquid sweet and sour curry made with raw mangoes that you can enjoy with plain rice. It is usually prepared during special occasions.


2 medium sized raw mangoes

1/2 cup sugar

1 medium onion chopped fine

4 tbsps mint

2 green chillies

1 inch ginger

1 tsp roasted cumin powder

A large pinch of red chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped



Wash and pressure cook the raw mangoes to one whistle.
Once cool remove the pulp in a bowl and mash it to a smooth paste with a masher. Do not use a blender to mash the pulp. Blend the mint leaves, ginger and green chillies with the sugar and salt on pulse mode in the mixer. Alternatively you can use a mortar and pestle. Tip it into the chutney. Add the onions, coriander leaves, red chilly and cumin powder. Adjust consistency by adding water to make a semi liquid chutney. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate. This chutney is served chilled. .

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