Instant Pot Mango Sour is a quick and fuss free way to make Guyana’s ultimate condiment! Growing up in Guyana you could always find street vendors selling the most delicious snacks paired with mango sour. Mango sour is a sauce made with green mangoes, herbs, spices and spicy hot pepper. It is paired with most savory Guyanese snacks, like chicken foot, pholourie and plantain chips. Traditionally the best mango sours are the ones where the mango is cooked until tender into a smooth sauce. When I make mango sour on the stove top I blend the mango in the food processor first, as sort of a cheat, because mongo takes FOREVER to boil until tender on the stove top. Get that recipe here. That is until I started making it in my Instant Pot. Instant Pot Mango Sour will change the game of mango sour making forever. So get your Instant Pots ready and let’s get cooking. Don’t have an Instant Pot, don’t worry, I got you! Get one here.

The best mango for making sour

Most people think that you need really green mangoes for making sour. However the best sour I’ve made comes from a combination of really green and half ripe (firm or “turning” mangoes). I live in the United States and it is so hard to find really green mangoes. When I am buying mangoes for mango sour, I look for mangoes that have lots of green color in the skin, but also are really firm to the touch. If the mango is soft, then it will not work. The mango also has to be sour in taste. If the mango is sweet you may need to add a bit of white vinegar to the finished product for that slightly sour and acidic taste that sour is known for.

Making mango sour in the instant pot

Instant pot mango sour is as basic as any instant pot recipe gets. Add all your ingredients to the instant pot. Seal up, pressure cook, release the pressure, let it cool, enjoy. Anyone with an instant pot can do this! The only thing you’ll be doing while this dish comes together is thinking about what to eat your mango sour with!

Making mango sour doesn’t get easier than this!

Look at how smooth and absolutely delicious this looks. To pull my mango sour together, after pressure cooking I used a fork to crush the mangoes and seasoning and then mix everything together. That’s it! This mango sour was loaded with flavor and it had a slightly sweet flavor because one of my mangoes was a little sweet. It was the best sour I’ve made to date. I am never going back to making sour on the stove top!

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The Printable Mango Sour Recipe

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Instant Pot Mango Sour
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Green mangoes cooked with herbs and spices to into a spicy sauce
Recipe type: Condiment, Whole30, Vegan, Paleo
Cuisine: Guyanese
Serves: 4-6 Servings
  • 2 Mangos (firm and green), peeled and fleshy part cut from the seed
  • 2 wiri wiri peppers or similar hot chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • I small onion diced
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of roasted ground cumin or geera
  • ¼ cup of water
  1. Add all the ingredients to the instant pot, then mix together
  2. Seal up the instant pot and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes
  3. Next once the Instant Pot has completed its cycle release the steam
  4. Then using a fork, crush the mango flesh, garlic, pepper and onions, then mix together well
  5. Allow to cool completely then enjoy with your favorite snacks

Mango Sour Pairs really well with these tasty snacks

Cassava Egg Ball

Tuna Cakes

Chicken Foot

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  3. Stanley July 25, 2020 at 6:33 am

    Mango sour cooked in an ordinary stove pot. I ain’t fancy, tell do. X

    1. Althea Brown July 26, 2020 at 6:49 am

      There’s a recipe for that here as well 😉

  4. Sean November 25, 2020 at 3:58 am

    Do you think I could pair mango sour with bbq meats, or jerk turkey (I’m making your jerk turkey recipe for Thanksgiving this week!) ?

    1. Althea Brown November 28, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Hmmm never heard of that before but maybe try it and see how it comes out.


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