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Saunth: Sweet Chutney with Green Mango and Dates
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Saunth: Sweet Chutney with Green Mango and Dates

Sweet Chutney, also known as Saunth or Meethi Chutney,is a delicious sweet-sour Indian chutney. This recipe of meethi chutney is a variant of populartamarind sweet chutney and is made using green mangoes, dates, jaggery, andspices.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
coolimg time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Condiments, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Mango Chutney, Meethi Chutney, Saunth, Sonth, Soonth, Sweet Chutney
Servings: 35 2 Tbsp
Calories: 40kcal



  • 450 g Green Mango Kaccha Aam/Kairi : 1 Lb./ 1 big size mango
  • 200 g Dates Khajoor: 7 oz/ 10-11 pieces, deseeded
  • 28 g Ginger Adrak: 1 oz/ 2 inch knob, julienne cut
  • 2.5 cup water filtered





  • Wash, peel and chop green mango and add to Instant Pot’s inner pot.
    Green mango in the pot
  • Then deseed the dates, and add to green mango (to deseed the dated slit the date vertically with a knife, split the date from the slit and remove the seed).
    Dates and green mango in the pot
  • Add 2 cup of water to mango and dates, close the lid of the Instant Pot and pressure cook on high level for 5 minutes, NPR.
    Adding water
  • When pressure is released and the pressure pin pops down, remove the lid and switch to sauté mode at normal heat level.
    NPR time
  • Now blend the boiled green mango and dates using immersion blender.
  • After blending add the spices, salt, roasted cumin powder, black rock salt, red chili powder and garam masala.
    Garam Masala
  • Also add julienned ginger, roasted whole cumin seeds, melon seeds. chironji nuts, cinnamon sticks and star anise.
    All spices for green mango saunth in the pot
  • Stir everything and let the chutney simmer on sauté mode for 5 minutes.
  • Do a taste test and accordingly add sweetner, in this recipe I have used jaggery as sweetner.
  • Also add water to adjust the consistency of chutney. Once done consistency of chutney should be thick enough to coat the back of spatula or spoon.
    Adding water
  • After 15 minutes of simmering, turn off the Instant Pot and allow the Meethi Chutney to cool down completely. Upon cooling the chutney will further thicken down.
  • Transfer this Meethi chutney to clean and dry glass jars and store in refrigerator.
    Green Mango Chutney
  • Before serving top it with some fresh fruits, like banana, grapes and pomegranates.
    Sweet Mango chutney



Notes: How to make roasted cumin powder at home?

Making roasted cumin powder at is very easy, just roast handful of cumin seeds on low heat in a pan, keep stiring for even browning and brown until you start getting nice aroma and dark brown color. Switch of the heat and let them cool down a bit, and then grind them into powder using a spice grinder or dry jar of nutribullet. Store in a clean and dry jar for later use.


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg