A Taste of Yellow 2009: Mango Ginger Chutney


LiveStrong with A Taste of Yellow is a yearly food blogging event hosted by Winos and Foodies as  her way of supporting the  Lance Armstrong Foundation and raising awareness of cancer issues worldwide.  The idea is to make a dish or drink that contains a yellow food. This is my first time to participate. But this is not the first time I have been touched by cancer.  I lost my father to lung cancer.  He was barely 50 years old when he was taken from us.  For those of us left behind, the experience can either cripple us…or make us aware of strength within ourselves we do not realize exist.  And this strength is what I continue to witness, especially from two strong people very dear to me, both of whom are are cancer survivors: my aunt who is a breast cancer survivor for 16 years now and my husband, a prostate cancer survivor of 6 years.  We all know the story of  Lance Armstrong who was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago.  And has gone on to win the Tour De France 7 times. After a four year break, he came back to the Tour and managed to come home in third place. Let’s all draw from his courage and strength. And keep supporting all efforts to find a cure for cancer.

This recipe was adapted from the book Healthy South Indian Cooking by Alamelu Vairavan and Patricia Marquardt.  I just made a few tweaks to fit our tastebuds. :)   And remember, September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.


  • 1/2 cup ripe mango, diced
  • 2 tbs cup minced ginger root
  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • salt to taste
  • water


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup warm water.
  2. Blend or process for a few minutes until smooth.  Add more water if needed.

Notes: Excellent paired with grilled fish or curried vegetables.


LiveSTRONG With A Taste  Of Yellow is an official LiveSTRONG Day event sanctioned by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Livestrong 2009

Be Sociable, Share!

Related Posts

» barbara said: { Sep 13, 2009 - 05:09 }

I love Mangos so I shall try this recipe soon . Thank you for your support Raquel. How wonderful your aunt and husband both kicked cancer in the butt.

» hapabento said: { Sep 13, 2009 - 08:09 }

This looks so yummy! And it’s for a great cause. I can’t wait to try this recipe for a future bento box.

» CheapAppetite said: { Sep 13, 2009 - 11:09 }

Great recipe for a great cause:) Sorry about your loss. Thanks for sharing.

» Divina said: { Sep 14, 2009 - 02:09 }

That looks awesome. I’ll be waiting for mango season. I love the flavors. Your post is really yellow – the turmeric, the ginger (almost) and the mango. I will definitely try this. Thank you for this wonderful chutney.

» penny aka jeroxie said: { Sep 14, 2009 - 05:09 }

Another mango chutney recipe that is a keeper. :)

» Aparna said: { Sep 14, 2009 - 06:09 }

Love this chutney and make it often during the mango season here. Your picture of the chutney is very pretty.
You’re right. In such situations one either gives in emotionally or finds the strength from within.

» Alta said: { Sep 14, 2009 - 10:09 }

Yum, this looks good. What a great cause to participate in.

» malar said: { Sep 14, 2009 - 12:09 }

by the name itself… i thought that, this dish should be our indian style…this is very nice.

» virtual chef said: { Sep 15, 2009 - 01:09 }

thanks, barbara! glad to have found your site.

hapabento: thanks!

cheapappetite: thanks..!

divina: i know..! i didn’t realize it until i was taking pictures..LOL

penny: thanks!

aparna: thanks for stopping by… would love to find other chutney recipes..!

alta and malar: thank you!

» Nicole said: { Sep 16, 2009 - 02:09 }

Sorry for the loss of your father…

I just used a jar of mango chutney last night on my lamb chops, if I had seen this earlier I would of made my own :)

Post a Comment