This delicious Mango Chutney Cheese Ball is so easy to make and you only need 4 ingredients! This tasty appetizer has the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, savory, and creamy and is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages. Perfect for game day or Super Bowl, any holiday, potluck, and picnics, too.
Are you looking for an easy and delicious appetizer to make for your next gathering? Look no further than this delicious mango chutney cheese ball!
How do I know you’ll love this? I just brought this to a ladies’ lunch today and everyone loved the flavors (yes flavors!) of this delectable cheese ball. In fact, I’ve been asked about the recipe for this yummy appetizer. I know for sure that it would be an instant hit!
Most of all, it’s crazy easy to make and you need only 4 ingredients to make this yummy mango chutney cheese ball!
The ingredient that sets this tasty cheese ball apart is the sweet mango chutney!
WHAT IS CHUTNEY?
Chutney is a condiment that is popular in Indian cuisine, but it has also become widely used in other parts of the world. Chutney is made from a combination of fruits, vegetables, sugar, vinegar, and spices and is used to add flavor to a variety of dishes. Here are some common uses for chutney:
- Sandwich spreads: Chutney can be used as a spread for sandwiches, giving them a sweet and tangy flavor.
- Dip for appetizers: Chutney can be served as a dip for appetizers like samosas, pakoras, or other fried snacks.
- Meat marinades: Chutney can be used as a marinade for meats, poultry, or seafood, adding flavor and moisture to the dish.
- Sauce for rice dishes: Chutney can be used as a sauce for rice dishes like biryani or pulao, adding flavor and color to the dish.
- A flavoring for curry dishes: adding a little bit of chutney goes a long way in curry dishes lending subtle hints of spice and sweetness. An example would be the delicious curried dish – bobotie from South Africa. Any regular curry can use some chutney for some flavor lift!
- Topping for cheese platters: Chutney can be served as a topping for cheese platters, adding a sweet and tangy flavor to the cheese.
- Accompaniment for Indian breads: Chutney is commonly served as an accompaniment for Indian breads like naan or roti, adding flavor to the bread.
- Sauce for meats: Chutney can be used as a sauce for meats like pork, chicken, or beef, adding flavor to the dish.
In conclusion, chutney is a versatile condiment that can be used in a variety of ways to add flavor to dishes. Whether you’re using it as a sandwich spread, dip, marinade, or sauce, chutney is sure to add a delicious and unique flavor to your meal.
Mango chutney as a type of chutney is made from mangoes, sugar, and spices. It can be made hot (spicy!) or mild. It has a sweet and tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with cream cheese, creating a creamy and delicious cheese ball. To make this appetizer even more irresistible, the cheese ball is rolled in crushed pecans, giving it a crunchy exterior and adding a nutty flavor.
This cheese ball is a cinch to make and can be prepared in advance, making it the perfect dish for busy hosts and hostesses. Simply mix cream cheese, mango chutney, and seasonings together, form into a ball, and roll in crushed pecans. It’s that easy!
CAN YOU USE OTHER CHUTNEY APART FROM MANGO?
Yes. You don’t need to be limited to just mango chutney. Since all chutneys have pretty much the same components and the same sweet and spicy elements – any fruit chutney should work. I would recommend if you’re able to get it – Mrs. Balls Chutney from South Africa – it’s the best in my opinion.
WHAT DO YOU SERVE WITH THIS MANGO CHUTNEY CHEESE BALL?
The mango chutney cheese ball is typically served as an appetizer, and there are a variety of items that can be served with it. Here are some popular options:
- Crackers: Serve the cheese ball with a variety of crackers, such as water crackers, wheat crackers, or multi-grain crackers, for dipping.
- Sliced baguette: Serve the cheese ball with slices of baguette, toasted or not, for dipping.
- Vegetables: Serve the cheese ball with a variety of raw vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and cherry tomatoes, for dipping.
- Fruit: Serve the cheese ball with fruit, such as apple slices or grapes, for a sweet and tangy flavor combination.
- Chips: Serve the cheese ball with chips, such as pita chips or tortilla chips, for a crunchy dipping option.
The mango chutney cheese ball is versatile and can be served with a variety of items, such as crackers, sliced baguettes, vegetables, fruit, or chips. Choose what you prefer or have on hand, and your guests will be sure to enjoy the delicious flavor of the cheese ball.
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WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR A MANGO CHUTNEY CHEESE BALL?
- 2 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons mango chutney (mild)
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
HOW DO YOU MAKE A MANGO CHUTNEY CHEESE BALL?
Mix the softened cream cheese, mango chutney, and curry powder using an electric mixer.
Place the mixture over a plastic wrap and form into a ball. You can also use your hands to form a ball. Refrigerate.
Just before serving, roll the cheese ball in nuts covering the entire surface completely. Serve with your favorite savory chips and crackers.
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Mango Chutney Cheese Ball
- 8 oz each 2 packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons mango chutney, mild
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- Mix the softened cream cheese, mango chutney, and curry powder using an electric mixer.
- Place the mixture over a plastic wrap and form into a ball. You can also use your hands to form a ball. Refrigerate.
- Just before serving, roll the cheese ball in nuts covering the entire surface completely. Serve with your favorite savory chips and crackers.
Last updated on February 10th, 2024 at 09:34 pm