original recipe found and adapted by erin “the wizard” frankson:
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbs vinegar
pinch of salt
directions: cut mangoes into pieces as small as possible, put in large pot and smash. add water and sugar, put on heat until the mixture comes to a rolling boil. let mixture continue to boil until it thickens, about 45 minutes (maybe less if you are not in tanzania and have a real stove). stir/ mash the fruit a bit more every five minutes or so. add vinegar and salt. store in fridge/ freezer.
erin, colleen, and i adapted this recipe and used 2 mangoes, plus a bunch of pineapple. everything was completely fresh and bought locally— the mangoes came from our cafeteria on campus (only 300 shillings each, or about 17 cents!), and the pineapple was a gift from our field professor cha-cha whose brother owns a farm and had too many, or something crazy like that…
some photos from the process!