Aam Ki Sonth/ Sweet Mango Chutney

Aam Ki Sonth/ Sweet Mango Chutney

What makes your plate of papdi chat, dahi bhalla chat, bhel chat etc so tangy and flavorful?? It is Sonth Chutney.

Normally sonth chutney is made from tamarind and dried ginger powder. I always keep a bottle of imli Chutney ready in my kitchen. But this time I made sonth, not from tamarind paste but from raw mango pulp. The recipe of this aam ki sonth, I got from my mom’s dairy.

Aam Ki Sonth

Last week, to participate in cooking from cookbook challenge, I had seen some recipes in my mom’s diary that caught my attention. Out of them, I made mango burfi last week and next in row was aam ki sonth.

Few days back I bought raw mangoes to make sweet mango chutney. Due to certain reasons, I couldn’t make chutney for two days, by the time I was ready to make chutney, they softened and were not tight enough to make chutney. So I decided to make aam ki sonth.

Aam Ki Sonth

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Aam Ki Sonth/ Sweet Mango Chutney
  1. Boil raw mangoes in pressure cooker for 1 whistle. When they cool down, peel and take out the whole pulp.
  2. Mash and dilute the pulp with enough water. I added about 500 ml of water. You can also blitz in the blender.
  3. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add bay leaves, cloves and fennel seeds. Saute for few seconds.
  4. Add raw mango pulp and sugar. Let it cook and stir in between till the sugar dissolves.
  5. Add all the spices, raisins and dates. Check the seasoning and adjust, if required.
  6. Finally add citric acid and continue cooking it on low flame till it coats the spoon. It gets further thickened on cooling. Let it cool completely.
    Aam Ki Sonth
  7. Store in an airtight sterilised jar
Recipe Notes
  • You can increase or decrease the amount of sugar depending upon the tartness of mangoes.
  • My raw mangoes were on sweeter side, so to enhance the tartness of chutney, I added ½ tsp of citric acid.
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This is part of July Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.



18 thoughts on “Aam Ki Sonth/ Sweet Mango Chutney

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Do I understand you used maybe half-ripe mango? I don’t get green mango here but sometimes half-ripe 🙂

    Not only do I want to try this, but the dahi bhalla chat you pictured with it!

    1. Thanks Linda! I’m glad you liked it and yes, you can say so. When I bought mangoes, they were unripe and very hard but when I made sonth, they had softened a bit, a little changes in colour from creamy to yellowish and turned a bit sweet.

  2. Oh gosh this sounds fantastic Ritu. I love the twist the north indian style gives to the Dahi Bhalla and to top you made this chutney with mango, must surely try this sometime!

  3. These chutneys are so versatile, little change in any of the ingredients will give a different taste altogether. I love this chutney with so many whole spices. will try some with few mangoes.

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