Raw Mango Onion Chutney (Kairi Chutney)

The great Indian thali is incomplete without the tangy flavours of chutney. Chutney has been a staple in every household, it compliments our lunch, dinner, and even our variety of snacks. Mango chutney is something I can’t live without especially during mango season. There are many ways to prepare raw mango chutney.Raw mango with coconut, raw mango with coriander and mint, raw mango with peanut and jaggery. But I personally like raw mango and onion combination. In Marathi, we call it ‘Kairi-kanda’ chutney. I have adopted this recipe from my ‘mother-in- law’, she makes this chutney in the grindstone/khalbatta. This hand ground chutney tastes amazing. Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.50.20 am

I’ve made this chutney in the electric grinder. A quick recipe with very few ingredients which are easily available in all kitchen. This recipe is little spicy you can adjust chilly proportion as per the taste.Serve chutney as a side dish. Taste yummy with rice.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.49.29 am


  1. 1 small raw mango (peeled and chopped)
  2. 1 large or one cup onion (chopped)
  3. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 tbsp jaggery
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 1 tbsp red chilly powder
  7. Oil, mustard seeds and cumin seeds for tempering.(In a hot oil add mustard and cumin seeds) Keep aside till chutney is done.


  1. In a small pot of grinder add together raw mango, cumin seeds, jaggery, salt and chilly powder.
  2. Grind till it becomes the smooth paste.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.49.44 am
  3. Now add the onion and coarsely grind for one second (don’t over grind the mixture after adding the onion. Coarsely ground onion tastes yummy in this recipe)Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.49.53 amScreen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.50.04 am
  4. Lastly, temper the chutney with mustard and cumin seeds oil.Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 10.50.20 am

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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