Instant Pot Amchoor ki Chutney (Indian Sweet and Sour Sauce)


Chutney in 5 minutes! This amchoor ki chutney is sweet and tangy. It takes minutes to make in an Instant Pot and calls for Indian pantry ingredients. A pour and cook chutney!

amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)

Amchoor ki chutney is basically Indian sweet and sour sauce. It’s a khatti-meethi chutney. Khatti means sour, and meethi means sweet. See? Indian sweet and sour sauce. It’s a bit spicy too, though you can adjust the spice level if needed.

It’s a great substitute for tamarind chutney. Both chutneys are similar in that they have a fruity, tangy flavor to them.

The main ingredient here is amchoor powder, also spelled amchur powder.

amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)

What is Amchoor/Amchur Powder?

Aam means mango, and choor means powder. Amchur is dried green mango powder. Green mangoes are raw and sour, so amchoor powder adds a tangy flavor to recipes.

Indian recipes often call for souring agents (like tamarind, kodumpuli, kokum, dry pomegranate seeds, to name a few). Amchoor powder is a commonly used souring agent – it’s easy to find and used in many recipes. You can find amchoor powder online or at your local Indian grocery store.

When you combine dry mango powder with sugar, water, and spices, you get this chutney.

Easy to Make in an Instant Pot

Pour and cook chutney. Have you heard of such a thing? Forget standing by a pot on the stove and stirring and stirring. With this recipe, you just dump a handful of ingredients into a pot and cook. It’s unbelievably simple.

Look, I’ll show you. Pour a few ingredients into a pot and pressure cook.

amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)

Open the lid, pour the chutney into a container and let it cool.

amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)

Refrigerate for two hours, and it’s ready to use!

How to Use this Chutney:

You can enjoy this chutney with any Indian snack (chaat) or use it like ketchup! Here are a few ideas:

Let me know how you use this easy-to-make chutney! ๐Ÿ™‚

amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)

Instant Pot Amchoor ki Chutney (Indian Sweet and Sour Sauce)

amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)

Instant Pot Amchoor ki Chutney (Indian Sweet and Sour Sauce)

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Course Condiment
Cuisine Indian


  • ยพ cup water (6 ounces)
  • ยผ cup amchoor (dried green mango powder)
  • ยพ cup sugar (150 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ยผ teaspoon black salt
  • ยผ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • โ…› teaspoon black pepper


  • Add all of the ingredients to a 6 quart instant pot and mix well.
    amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)
  • Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Quick-release pressure.
  • Give it a stir and pour into a container. Let the chutney come to room temperature.
    amchoor chutney (amchur chutney)
  • Put it in the fridge for 2 hours to thicken. The chutney will thicken as it cools. It should coat a spoon, and be easy to drizzle.



  • You can store the chutney in an air-tight container in the fridge for a week, or in the freezer for 3 months.
  • Important: All recipes on my blog are tested using a 6 quart instant pot โ€“ I have not tested this recipe in a different sized pot. I don’t know if this recipe will work in a 3 quart or 8 quart. I suggest only using a 6 quart for this recipe, but if you experiment, please leave a comment to let us know how it goes!
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  1. Rita says

    I finally got around to making your amchur chutney because I am planning to make ragda pattice with your lazy tikkis. The chutney turned out awesome. I used jaggery instead of sugar (plan to experiment with brown sugar next time) and made it in my 3-quart without tweaking your recipe. Worked just fine. Thank you for this recipe, Ashley!

  2. Sukhi says

    5 stars
    It reminded me of “tamarind Chutney” which my mom use to make ๐Ÿ™‚ Super yum! Thank you Ashley for sharing this quick and easy recipe!

  3. Jeannie says

    5 stars
    I just made this tonight and plan to use it with Lazy Tikki tomorrow. I made the chutney as directed and it turned out great. Thank you so much for this recipe. I’ve been looking at your entire site and can’t wait to try so many other dishes you’ve so kindly shared.

  4. Asha says

    5 stars
    What an easy and quick recipe! Most of us have the ingredients on hand already. The chutney is very good, a keeper. It’s also a great way to use up amchoor.

  5. Sangeeta mangla says

    5 stars
    I made this chutney using jaggery powder and it turned out perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œthank you Ashley for this recipe ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Meenakshi says

    5 stars
    I made this chutney today. It’s really easy. It goes well with the papdi chaat and cholay chaat. Thanks Ashley!!