Pilipili ya Maembe – Homemade Mango Chutney


Sometimes we tend to lose our appetites and just wonder if there is something we could combine with our daily meals to improve our appetite. Well here is something you could try at home, simple and easy to do.


1 Ripe Mango, peeled and sliced
1 Fresh Ginger, minced
1 Small Onion, chopped
5 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
A bunch of fresh coriander
1 green pepper
10 hot chilies
1 cucumber (Optional)
1/4 cup vinegar or Juice of 1 Lime
2 tsp olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Add  all the ingredients into a blending machine including vinegar and olive oil. Blend the mixture till its think.

Season with salt and pepper. There you go!

Option 1.
Pour the mixture into a glass bottle and keep it in a cool and dry place, its ready to use!
Option 2.
Pour the mixture in a pot and on a low temperature let it cook for 25 minutes, stir up from time time.
*Can be served to different dishes or snacks e.g rice, chicken or bajia among others

Chatne - Chachandu ya Maembe – Mango Chutney


This is just one type of Chutney as there are many many more made of Papaya, Coconut, Carrots e.t.c