No curry is complete without a good lashing of mango chutney, which serves to add or temper the spice levels of the curry in question while adding a welcome dash of spicy sweetness to each mouthful. But there is no mango chutney quite so delicious as Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney, a new discovery of mine, made this weekend past while staying with Fran & Dave down in Somerset.
Frave are our first friends to have made the brave break to the countryside from London-town, where Frances has fledged into a proper, old-fashioned country cook, creating home-made cordials, chutneys, jams and even her own home-pressed apple juice, lovingly made with apples from their own garden.
Home-made is the name of the day in this lady’s larder, but Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney has somehow slipped through the net. Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives, it’s as good as home-made – so good that Frances’ mother buys this stuff in bulk from the Cash & Carry and brings down a few giant jars whenever she visits, just in case they run out.
And I can see why they might; while scoffing my way through one of Fran’s famous curries on Friday night, I managed to wade through quarter of a jar – it’s simply the best!
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