Mango Koochumbar

This simple condiment uses highly flavorful ingredients, and a little chilling time, for big flavors. Use an unripe mango here for the best texture.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
3 cups


  • 1 jalapeño, grated on a Microplane (about 3 tablespoons)

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 unripe mango (about 14 ounces), cut into 1/8-inch pieces (about 1 1/4 cups)

  • 1/2 (15-ounces) English cucumber, seeded and finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • 2 fresh curry leaves, finely chopped

  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar


  1. Stir together jalapeño, lime zest and juice, and ginger in a medium bowl until combined. Add mango, cucumber, bell pepper, curry leaves, cilantro, salt, and sugar, and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours before serving.

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