“ 14oz (400g). Manufacturer: Patak's. Patak's Hot Mango Relish is fruity & chunky, extra hot relish served with indian breads or as an accompaniment to any meal. A recipe for Vegetarian Couscous & Mango Relish Wraps is included on the back of the jar. „
Patak's Hot Mango Relish
Description: 14oz (400g). Manufacturer: Patak's. Patak's Hot Mango Relish is fruity & chunky, extra hot relish served with indian breads or as an accompaniment to any meal.
Recently, I have been trying to lose a few pounds buy eating healthy foods, avoiding snacking and drinking lots of water instead of fizzy drinks. This has been going very well but every now and again, I think that it is important to treat yourself. I have tried to avoid takeaway foods and create healthier alternatives at home, so instead of my local Indian takeaway, recently prepared a tasty curry myself. To go along with this, I bought some popadoms, Patak's lime pickle and Patak's hot mango pickle. While this product is listed on Doooyoo as relish, Patak's are actually selling it as pickle now.
The mango relish comes in a glass jar with a pink and purple lid and label and the Patak's logo on the front. It can be found in most supermarkets and a 283g jar will cost around £1.80.
Now I am not a big fan of mango chutney as find it a little sweet and dull but this relish is something totally different. As soon as you open it, you will smell the spicy aroma of the rich orangey brown relish. It combines the fruity taste of mangoes with chilli and spices which give it a hot, spicy and slightly bitter taste which goes well with breads and popadoms.
This pickle has a delicious spicy taste that will provide the perfect accompaniment to any Indian meal or snack. It is quite hot so maybe not for those who prefer mildly spiced foods but if you like your pickles to have a bit of a kick then this is definitely worth trying. It has a fantastically authentic taste and despite coming from a jar, could easily be mistaken for something you are served in a restaurant.
This hot mango pickle is a winner and an excellent way to add spice to bland foods, or to accompany an Indian meal, 5 Dooyoo starts from me!
Nutritional information per 25g serving;
Ingredients are as follows;
I love a good curry - the trouble is, when ordering in, I'm never quite sure how spicy my foods going to be, so I like to keep a little something on hand to give me that little extra kick I often need - Pataks Mango Relish . Note, this isn't mango chutney, but an entirely different thing altogether - large chunks of chewy pulpy mango, marinated in a hot and spicy chilli oil, with a little garlic and cumin thrown in .
Its not particularly pretty looking , I have to say - lumps swimming in bright red oil is the best description I can give you . The chunks vary in size from quite small to large moutful sized pieces, and the oil is great for drizzling over dishes, not just curry, to spice things up .
I like to take a big generous dollop of this, and just mix it in with my rice and curry - the flavours hard to describe . While it DOES taste of mango a little, its without that slightly over the top sweetness, its almost as if they've taken a mango and mixed it with a lemon, it has a hint of citrus sharpness - and it comes with a fiery kick. Texture wise, the lumps of fruit are chewy and fleshy, and they add an interesting contrast to meat and rice .
It comes in a recognisable pataks jar - purple lid, purple label, with a picture of mangoes and chillis on the label . I should also mention that it comes in three strengths, mild, medium, and hot . The Medium is the strength I use, and I find I get a very hefty kick from that, so I'd shy away from the hot variety unless you really like your spice.
Until recently, I struggled to find this is my main supermarkets, and instead went to specialist asian food markets . However, I note with joy that both tesco and asda now sell this, at a very reasonable price, normally arouns £1.78. Due to being packaged in oil, this stores for a good long time in the fridge, and the oil can be used as chilli oil on pizzas etc .
This is excellent with curry - but you could also add some chunks of mango to a plain chicken sandwich to jazz it up. Its chunky, chewy, tasty, flavoursome, and spicy, and I'd highly recommend it .
I do have to say I am not a massive fan of mango chutneys. I do eat them but in moderation, as to me they come across as Mango jam with a bit of chilli thrown in.
Patak's hot mango relish I'm happy to say is only the same in the mango name alone. It looks and tastes completely different and boy has it got a kick on it. It goes with all Indian food and can be used with the main or the starter. I even love the way it goes with plain pilau rice too.
It keeps the mango flavour but has the heat of a chilli or lime pickle with the same sharpness and fiery heat. The bright orange of the mango is even a joy to look at. The oil that it swimming in has also turned bright orange and this add to the authentic Indian restaurant experience in the home. Now I know I have mention that it is swimming in oil, but you are hardly going to put half the jar on, so indulge in a spoonful and mop up the sweetened spicy brightly coloured oil with a piece of warm nan bread and wash down with a cold lager or very dry chilled white wine. You'll be doing yourself a favour and a flavour.