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Indian Spiced Mango Chutney On Homemade French Bread

There is an international market near my house that I love to shop around to find unique items that aren’t generally sold in a standard American supermarket. One thing that had caught my attention a few times was a jar of mango chutney. By taking a glance at the ingredient list, I could tell it was a sweet and spicy topping based on the flavors of traditional Indian cuisine. It was packed full of pungent spices and complex flavors. I already had many of the required ingredients at home so I set out to make my own batch. This jam couldn’t be easier to make. You simply add all of the ingredients to a pot and let them cook down until it is ready to serve. When I realized I had no bread at home, I decided to make a couple loaves to serve this on. I added a layer of cream cheese to the toast before topping it with the jam to balance out some of the heat.
mango chutney on bread

Indian Spiced Mango Chutney On Homemade French Bread

Recipe Type: Appetizers Sandwiches
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  • For the bread:
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt sea salt
  • For the jam:
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1/4 cup purple onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger root
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, shredded
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Directions

1. To make the bread, add the sugar and yeast to a large mixing bowl. Add in the warm water and stir well. Let sit for about 5 minutes, until the top layer becomes foamy.

2. Add the flour and the salt to the bowl and mix until well combined. Form a ball and leave in the bowl, covering with a damp washcloth to let rise for about an hour.

3. Break the dough into two balls. On a floured surface, knead and roll the dough out into two separate baguette shapes.

4. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cooling rack.

5. While the bread is baking, prepare your jam. Add all of the ingredients except the cilantro to a large pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

6. Let this mixture cook down until it some of the liquid has evaporated and it starts to thicken. It will thicken further when removed from heat so be sure not to cook it too long!

7. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

8. Serve over sliced bread.

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