Mango chutney is a popular condiment in Indian cuisine. It is made from ripe mangoes that are cooked until soft and then blended with a variety of spices such as cumin, coriander, mustard seed, garlic, ginger and chilli. The resulting sauce has a sweet yet piquant flavour that pairs perfectly with the savoury taste of a hot dog.
So say goodbye to ketchup and mustard, at least for now, and hello to sweet, tangy, and delicious mango chutney. This culinary masterpiece is perfect for your next backyard BBQ or a relaxed evening with friends and family. Give your hot dogs a makeover with this simple yet unforgettable dish. Here’s how to make it:
- 8 hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 1 cup mango chutney (store-bought or homemade)
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
For the homemade mango chutney (optional):
- 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- If you’re making the mango chutney from scratch, start by combining the mangoes, red onion, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and bring to a simmer. Allow the mixture to cook for 20-25 minutes until the chutney thickens and reaches a jam-like consistency. Once ready, set the chutney aside.
- Preheat your grill or a skillet on medium heat. Place the hot dogs on the grill or in the skillet, cooking them evenly for 6-8 minutes. Make sure you turn the hot dogs occasionally to get that perfect, slightly charred texture.
- As the hot dogs cook, place the hot dog buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes to toast lightly. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
- To assemble your Mango Chutney Hot Dogs, carefully spread a generous layer of mango chutney on the inside of the toasted bun. Place the cooked hot dog inside the bun.
- Top each hot dog with a handful of sliced red onions and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro for that extra layer of freshness and flavour.
- Serve immediately and enjoy the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and savoury flavours in every bite of your Mango Chutney Hot Dog! This tasty recipe is the ultimate crowd-pleaser for any occasion.