West Indian (Guyanese Style) Mango Sour

This is a quick and simple garnish recipe that Guyanese love to eat with snacks such as plantain chips, chicken foot, pholourie, potato balls, cassava balls etc. It adds a very flavorable taste to the snacks.



2 cups green mango, chopped (about 2 mangoes)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 wiri wiri peppers or scotch bonnet (or desired amount of pepper sauce)
1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
1 tsp. cumin powder
2 1/4 cups water
2 tbsp. vinegar (optional)



1. Peel and chop mango in 2-3 inch pieces. Discard the seed. Chop garlic, set aside.

2. Combine all ingredients (except vinegar, if adding), in a food processor with 1/2 cup of water and blend or another option is add ingredients in a small pot and bring to a rapid boil for 15-20 minutes.

3. Add 1 cup water, salt and cumin powder and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until mango is soft and cooked through. Stir mango until desired consistency is reached.

4. Adjust pepper and salt to suite.

5. If adding vinegar, allow mixture to boil for additional 5 mins, then slightly then stir in.

6. Remove from heat and let cool. Sour will thicken up once it is cooled.


Serve up… YUM!!!