Swiss Chard and Potatoes with Mangoes in Brine

swiss chard and potatoes with mangoes in brine
swiss chard and potatoes with mangoes in brine

Now that the jar of mangoes-in-brine has been opened, I can’t seem to stop eating them. The other night I had a couple of odds and ends in the fridge, and used them up thusly:

Swiss Chard and Potatoes with Mangoes in Brine

ruby swiss chard, leaves shredded and tender stems diced (about 4 c)
3-4 small potatoes, boiled and sliced (mine were leftover cold)
1/2 c mangoes-in-brine, cut into 1″ chunks

1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 dried red chilies
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chile pwd
1 tsp cumin-coriander pwd
salt to taste
water as required


Slice and pan fry the potatoes in a little non-stick spray. When browned, take up any stuck potato with a little water and reserve all.

Heat the oil and splutter the mustard and cumin. Add red chiles and fry a minute, then add ginger-garlic paste and onion. Fry a few minutes until onion begins to turn color. Add turmeric, chile powder, and cumin-coriander powder, mix well. Add the swiss chard and stir around a few minutes until it begins to wilt. Add about 1/4 c water. Cover the pan and cook on medium-low heat about 10-15 minutes, until chard is nearly tender. Add the mangoes and potatoes along with the reserved potato water and a little salt. Cook another 10 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. The potatoes will break up a little to thicken sauce. Add water as necessary to get the consistency you prefer. Taste for seasoning and serve hot.

Once more, here is the link to Supriya’s super-easy mangoes in brine.

mangoes in brine with green chile
delicious mangoes in brine


  1. Asha said

    Oh ,man!! I am drooling!! What a combination for a dish.Flavors galore and I love to cook with Swiss chard.Looks great Linda:)

    Thanks Asha — I love chard too and it went nicely with the mango — two stong flavors and bland potatoes to soak it all up 🙂 It’s Wednesday, hooray! I shall check out FH from work 🙂

  2. Coffee said

    Trust u to come up with such combinations!!!!!! i was imgining the tase as i was readng it!!!!

    Sometimes I just close my eyes and toss things in the pan, Coffee 😉 I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  3. Richa said

    don’t you just love do conjure up such unique combinations 🙂
    btw i’m thinking of making amla in brine, wonder how long it stays in the refrigerator (if it lasts that long that is) 🙂

    Hi Richa, Hema has a great post on amla in brine here. They look soooooooo good too! And yes, conjuring is great fun isn’t it? 🙂

  4. sandeepa said

    Boy you sure are innovative.

    Or crazy, Sandeepa! Thanks 🙂

  5. sia said

    oh!!! r u done with all the mangoes in brine or some more are left? 😉 i am storing as many mangoes and amlas as possible to enjoy them in winter:) looks so delicious linda… i got to try this soon 🙂

    You’re better than I, Supriya. I just can’t stop eating them, so I will have to make some more. Glad you liked the dish! 🙂

  6. Suganya said

    Wow! I am drooling over those mangoes. Tangy mangoes with crunchy chard. Nice combo.

    Thanks Suganya! If you try, I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  7. sharmi said

    both the recipes sound great.

    The chard and potatoes is thanks to the mangoes, Sharmi! 🙂

  8. trupti said

    you’re so creative, Linda!


    Ahem… you ought to know the meaning of that word, Trupti! Look who’s talking 😉
    Your roundup of Spring Fling is spectacular btw 🙂

  9. indosungod said

    Linda, that dish is creative I am sure tasty as well. Swiss Chard jazzes up any dish doesn’t it. They are soon becoming my favorite greens.

    Thanks ISG. I do love chard — planted some with my gongura but nothing is up yet. Too cool here lately. Hope for seed-sprouting weather soon! 🙂

  10. wow!its mouth watering… u sure r innovative

    Hi Nanditha, and thank you! I must have a peek at your blog now 🙂

  11. sudhav said

    Ho linda,here u go again… all that i can im not able to get a better word to say for this tanggy tanggy mango and potatoe curry..U r amazing dear..seriously..thanks for sharing…

    I’m so happy you like it Sudha! I saw your yummy-looking mango pickle with the lima beans gravy… I’m going to try those next. It’s so nice to have you back! 🙂

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