Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney

Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney - Fab Food 4 All

Faced with a glut of very ripe bananas recently and having no room in the freezer I decided the best way of using them up would be in a chutney. As a child we always used to have sliced bananas and mango chutney with our curries so I decided to do a fusion of these flavours. I also added some spices for a bit of heat, orange for sweetness and lime a bit of zing! You do have to wait for 6 – 8 weeks for the flavours to mature but it’s well worth the wait! If you make my Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney this month you could be handing it out as Christmas presents or eating it with your festive cheeseboard!

Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney - Fab Food 4 All

We’ve been enjoying this chutney with all our curries as it really marries off well but it’s also great on a cracker with some Cheddar cheese. If you had fresh mango you could put that in but I just happened to have a packet of baked mango that needed using up.


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Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney
Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney - the perfect accompaniment to any curry or cheeseboard.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1.6 ltrs
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 500 mls Distilled vinegar
  • 500 mls water
  • 325g Light brown Muscovado sugar
  • 1.25 kg Bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 100 g Raisins
  • 200 g Dried mango, diced if not already
  • 325 g Cooking apples (Bramleys), peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp Ground ginger
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Hot chilli powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground mace
  • 1 Orange, juice and zest
  • 1 Lime, juice and zest
  1. Dry fry the cumin seeds in the base of a preserving pan, stirring constantly for about a minute until golden.
  2. Add the vinegar and water plus all the other ingredients except the lime juice and zest.
  3. Cook over a low heat, stirring, to dissolve the sugar.
  4. Bring slowly to the boil.
  5. Lower heat to a simmer, keep stirring, (you don't want it to stick) and cook for 45 minutes or until there's just a single layer of liquid on the surface.
  6. Add lime juice and zest and simmer, still stirring, for another 5 minutes.
  7. Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal immediately, labelling when cool. (I used 3 x 500 ml jars with a little spare).
  8. Store in a cool, dark place for 6 – 8 weeks before using.
  9. Refrigerate after opening.

Spicy Banana & Mango Chutney - Fab Food 4 All

Here are a few more chutneys you might like to try:

Kavey’s Apple Date & Ginger Chutney – Kavey Eats

Pumpkin Chutney – The Crafty Larder

Chunky Plum & Apricot Chutney – Tinned Tomatoes

Spiced Cranberry Chutney – Supper in the Suburbs

Cardamom Spiced Apricot & Rhubarb Chutney – Recipes from a Pantry

Spicy Green Tomato & Apple Chutney – Cooksister

What’s you favourite chutney? Do let me know in the comments section!

As this chutney was made with a 4p carrier bag full of bananas I’m entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I co-host with Fuss Free Flavours. I’m also entering it into No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and hosted this month by Veggie Desserts.

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  1. Lisa Williams

    such a great idea … yet again 🙂 I will def be sneaking this onto my cheeseboard for the boxing day/New years buffet 🙂

    1. Camilla


  2. Jane Willis

    This looks delicious – I haven’t thought of using dried mango in a chutney. We love mango chutneys though and I have everything else needed, so I’ll be making this after my next trip to the shops (mango permitting)

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Jane, I used Urban Fruit Mango in mine:)

  3. Jennifer Haden

    Love the sound of this! the combo of the fruits and all the spices sounds so different and unique, I think my hubby would love something like this

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jennifer:)

  4. Kate @ Veggie Desserts

    What a great, inventive way to use up ripe bananas! Thanks for sharing with No Waste Food Challenge.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate:-)

  5. Heather Haigh

    I would never have thught of putting bananas in a chutney. I’m intrugued.

  6. glenn hutton

    Never thought of adding banana, will give it a go as mango chutney is my favourite accomp.

    1. Camilla

      Great Glenn:-)

  7. handbar

    Sounds amazing. I have never tried anything like this so really need to soon.

    1. Camilla


  8. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    I’d never have thought to put banana in chutney, what a great idea. I bet it’s deliciously fruity 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, it really is delicious:-)

  9. Jessica (Savory Experiments)

    Yummy! I love the addition of spicy to two sweet fruits!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jessica, yes it works so well:-)

  10. Divya Prakash

    Love the combination of mango and banana in this chutney. Looks delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Divya:-)

  11. Kristen

    Never heard of bananas in a chutney. wow, it sounds delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks;-) Now you have:-)

  12. Elena

    This chutney sounds delicious!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elena, it really is:-)

  13. KC the Kitchen Chopper

    Wow, this recipe has piqued my curiosity regarding what makes a Chutney a Chutney. Is it the canning/sealing/and waiting time that creates a condiment that is different from a “regular” sauce? The ingredients sound amazing together. Too bad I’d have to wait so long to enjoy!

    1. Camilla

      I imagine it’s any preserved vegetables in a vinegar based sauce that are sealed in sterilized jars, not all have a waiting time. If you use cider vinegar like in my Tomato Chutney you can eat it straight away but distilled vinegar takes time for the flavour to mellow and mature.

  14. Claudia | Gourmet Project

    The banana add sounds clever, will try soon!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claudia:-)

  15. Catherine

    Dear Camilla, this chutney sounds marvelous! How delicious and flavorful. xo, Catherine

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Catherine, we’re certainly enjoying it:-)

  16. Sandi (@sandigtweets)

    I love the spicy twist to this recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sandi:-)

  17. Manila Spoon

    Wow! This chutney really sounds deliciousness and love that you added bananas, too! Very creative!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Abigail bananas are so versatile;-)

  18. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    This chutney would go good on so many different dishes.

    1. Camilla

      I think you’re right Peter:-)

  19. christine

    I am generally not a huge chutney fan because of the overpowering sweetness in many; however, this sounds like I would enjoy it w/ that little bit of heat to balance out the sweet!

    1. Camilla

      Sounds like you would like this one then;-)

  20. Stuart Vettese

    Oh hello – this would wake up my taste buds alright! Looks tangy and perfect for dipping my Pringles into (hope that’s not sacrilege!!)

    1. Camilla

      Whatever floats your boat Stuart:-)

  21. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    What a great idea! The chutney looks amazing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jo:-)

  22. Jacqueline Meldrum

    It looks great Camilla. I’d been about 2 years since I made chutney. I used to make a lot of chutney and jam every Autumn, now I just don’t seem to have time. Thanks for including mine.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacs, that’s a shame but I know what you mean about having time – there is never enough!

  23. Diana

    I never had a chutney before, not too sure of what exactly is it… But I would love to try it! I have some brown bananas sadly sitting on my kitchen counter, maybe I should try this. x

    1. Camilla

      Wow Diana you must try some!

  24. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    Perfect addition to any autumn meal! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Margot, yes it’ll warm you up:-)

  25. Heather

    This is totally fun – I like the idea of banana and mango getting some spice! YUM

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  26. Katie Bryson

    I adore mango chutney, especially with a sausage roll! I’ve never tried putting banana in a chutney before though, so feel like i’m going to have to try that one out Camilla. I love making preserves for Christmas presents and this one sounds a bit different which is always good…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Katie, yes there’s nothing more thoughtful than a home-made gift:-)

  27. Elizabeth

    What a great way to use up bananas! Super flavoursome! Thanks for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge too – this is a perfect recipe for that!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, yes I had so many to use up it was beyond smoothies and cake:-)

  28. Paul Wilson

    Great idea. Looks delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Paul:-)

  29. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    Camilla I would certainly do with a couple of jars of this for my xmas present.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Bintu, I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  30. Kevin Chambers-Paston

    Ooh, this chutney looks amazing! I’ve never thought of putting banana in a preserve, but I guess as you’ve shown there’s no reason it won’t work… I wonder if I could make banana jam?! I’m intrigued now…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kevin. Just googled it and Banana Jam does exist but it’s also classed as a sauce so maybe one to work on!

  31. Emma

    I do love a good chutney, can’t say I’ve ever had one with banana though. Mango, yes. Banana, no. Sounds fab though! I love mixing sweet, sour, salty… will be bookmarking this!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma, we’re going through it fast:-)

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