Mango sour goes with everything savory, that you want to add a little kick and bit of sour flavor to. It’s most famous accompaniments have to be snacks such as, chicken foot, channa and plantain chips. These are definitely school yard favorites. When I visit Guyana my trip is not complete until I go to the snack stand on the corner and get some chicken foot and sour. Yum. Today I am featuring a quick and easy way to make mango sour.
This sour takes about 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook…
Mango Sour (spicy)
2 green mangoes (peeled and diced)
1/2 medium onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic
1 wiri wiri pepper (or any really hot pepper)
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
salt to taste
Combine mangoes, onion, garlic, wiri wiri pepper and 1/2 cup water in a food processor or blender and blend until really fine. Place blended ingredients, cumin powder, salt and 1 cup water in a small saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir constantly to avoid burning or sticking. Boil for 20 minutes then add vinegar. Continue to boil for about 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and let cool.
Tips and Ramblings:
1. I used to make sour without the food processor part for years and it took hours. I boiled the mango until it was soft and almost jam like. This method is much quicker with the same flavors.
2. You can add different spices to your sour to achieve the flavor you want.
3. Adding a bit of vinegar at the end helps the sour to last longer. I store my sour in the fridge and it lasts about a week, before it’s all gone or turns bad.