Mango and Passion Fruit Jam

June 17, 2018mayurisjikoni



For Week 3 of the BM #89 I chose condiments on the side as I wanted to try some chutneys and masala powders that I’ve bookmarked for quite a while now. However, as the week came closer, I was preparing my list of what I need to take for my son in Montreal. The usual things like Kenyan tea, coffee, macadamia nuts, cashew nuts, homemade cookies, chevdo. Then I remembered that during our last trip he had mentioned that he misses the Kenyan apple mango and passion fruit. Now if you live in Dubai, you get mangoes from all over the world. My son in Montreal gets the Mexican mangoes. Not saying they are bad, they are sweet but you simply can’t compare  them to the apple mango.

Unfortunately, nowadays one cannot take fruits and vegetables in their baggage and I know many do and get away with it. Years back when these restrictions were not there, I’ve taken apple mangoes, lemon from my garden( yes at that time I actually had a garden and it flourished!), curry leaves, etc to UK. Have even take apple mangoes and cassava to India. As the week was approaching fast when I’d have to post condiments, it suddenly dawned on me that why not take a mango and passion fruit jam for him. He’s be able to taste both but in a jam form.

I made a small batch as I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I love the combination of mango and passion fruit which I’ve tried in cakes, ice creams and fresh juice. The jam has turned out really flavorful and delicious. If my son loves it, then that will be added to my list of things to carry whenever I go to visit him. Keeping my fingers crossed he likes it. As to the chutneys and masalas, they’ll have to wait for a bit longer.

Before we get to the recipe, what is a condiment? Condiment is something that enhances the flavor of a food or it complements a food. So basically things like salt , sugar, honey , pepper, chilis etc all enhance the flavor of a dish and then you have things like sauces, chutneys, dips, pickles, preserves etc that complement a dish.  For example jam with toast, pakodas with chutneys, chips with dips etc. The list is endless. My first condiment is a typical tropical homemade jam.

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Makes about a cupful

500g (approx 2 bigs) peeled and diced ripe mango

½ cup sugar

¼ cup passion fruit pulp (about 3-4 passion fruits)

2 tbsp lime juice

  1. Put 2 small plates in the freezer.
  2. Wash a glass jam jar with some hot water and soap.
  3. Next dry the jar with a clean dish cloth.
  4. Put the jar in the oven which is preheated at 180°C for 10 minutes to sterilize.
  5. Boil the lid for about 5-10 minute in a pan of water.
  6. Make sure you dice the mango into small pieces, not large to too tiny.
  7. Add sugar and mango into a thick bottomed pan. Mix well and let it rest for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Put the pan over low heat. Stir the mixture.
  9. Add the passion fruit pulp.
  10. When the mixture begins to simmer increase the heat to medium low.
  11. Let it cook for 15 minutes, stirring the mixture frequently.
  12. The mixture should have become thick. Add lime juice and mix well.
  13. Drop a bit of the liquid onto the cold plate. Let it cool. Push it gently with your finger tip. If it wrinkles the jam is ready. If it doesn’t then let it cook a bit more.
  14. Spoon it into the sterilized jar and close it with the lid.
  15. Let it cool and then store it in the fridge.



  • I don’t the proper canning method, which then allows you to keep the jam outside at room temperature, so I prefer to keep it in the fridge.
  • If you don’t want a chunky jam, then process the mango to a thick puree before cooking it.
  • Add flavors of your choice.


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  • Ritu Tangri

    June 18, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Mango and passion fruit, both a class in itself when put together…. Must be very delicious jam. Looks say…. it is irresistible.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 18, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much Ritu.

  • Srivalli Jetti

    June 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Love that bright colour and an excellent one to experiment..never tried passion fruit, but I am sure with mango this make a great jam.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks Srivalli, that’s one fruit that grows in abundance here so have literally grown up on it.Its sour but when sugar is added to it, its really tasty and aromatic.

  • Nalini

    June 19, 2018 at 12:20 am

    This is a wonderful combo,never tried.Looka delicious..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 19, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you Nalini

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    June 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Mango and passion fruit is a great combination in jams and preserves. love the beautiful golden color of the jam and it would be great as a spread on bread or also with paratha and dosai.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 19, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks Sandhya , will have to try with dosai.

  • Priya Suresh

    June 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Omg, such a mindblowing combination for a jam, exotic spread definitely. Wish i get a huge bottle of this super tempting, vibrant jam from you Mayuri..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks Priya…maybe one day when I come to France 😉

  • gayathriraani

    June 20, 2018 at 8:09 am

    That jam looks awesome Mayuri. I am sure your son would love it. I haven’t tried passion fruit yet, but looking at the jam, I am so tempted to try..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 23, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Gayathri thanks a lot… he loved it.

  • vaishalisabnani

    June 20, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    That’s a unique combination ! The jam looks very flavourful . I know now we have lot of restrictions for carrying fruits and veggies to different countries , but I guess we get most of the stuff in all countries now .

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 23, 2018 at 6:22 am

      Yes we do but not everything. But most of the time I prefer to enjoy what is available wherever we are.

  • cookingwithsapana

    June 20, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Mango and passion fruit is my favorite combo and this jam looks just perfect to try with those fruits.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 23, 2018 at 6:15 am

      Thanks Sapana.

  • Renu

    June 22, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I have yet to try passion fruit, it is available here, but never tasted not sure why. This fruit jam looks so tempting and beautiful and bright color jam

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 23, 2018 at 6:13 am

      I love the fruit though its a bit tangy. I guess they must be frightfully expensive there.

  • Gingey Bites

    June 23, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    This looks delicious, I bet it smelt incredible too. I love mango so this would be the perfect jam for me.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Thank so much, the aroma was sooo tropical 🙂

  • Harini

    June 23, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Lovely colored jam. Unique blend of fruits for sure. I agree that the mexican mangoes don’t compare with the Indian variety and I am not sure what mangoes you get in Kenya.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks Harini, Kenyan mangoes too are very aromatic and flavorful.

  • Jacqueline

    June 24, 2018 at 9:12 am

    I love passion fruit and mango so the idea of combining them in a jam really appeals to me. Def one I’d like to try making!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you Jacqueline. If you do try it please let me know how it turned out.

  • Kavita Favelle

    June 24, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    It looks delicious, mango and passion fruit are so good together, the essence of tropical fruits.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Thanks Kavita.

  • Chef Mireille

    June 25, 2018 at 1:50 am

    love th consistency of the jam – perfect on toast

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 25, 2018 at 4:36 am

      Thanks Mireille.

  • bluebowlsteph

    June 26, 2018 at 12:59 am

    I haven’t had passionfruit but I can’t wait to try it!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:28 am

      Please do try it when you get some.

  • poonampagar

    June 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I have yet to try a passion fruit ..and this flavorful jam is tempting me to try it out soon..lovely share di !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Thank you Poonam. I know its not easily available in India.

  • simplytadka2

    June 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Wow.. love the flavor oof jam.. mango with passion fruit..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:17 am

      Thanks Preeti.

  • Mirlene

    June 29, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Being though I am from the Caribbean I can definitely appreciate this jam! Added to my MUST try list!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Mirlene, please do try it.

  • Sowmya:)

    July 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    That is such a delightful combination….wish I could dig in with a spoon

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 25, 2018 at 4:07 am

      Thanks Sowmya.

  • Mina Joshi

    May 19, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Mango and passion fruit are both my favourite fruits. To have them in jam sounds delicious.

  • FoodTrails

    May 26, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Very flavourful combination of flavours!! Will try it soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Swati.

  • shobhakeshwani

    February 15, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Wow.. both the fruits are my favourite ones. I would surely love this preparation.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 17, 2020 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks Shobha, they go really well together.

  • Elena

    July 3, 2022 at 3:10 am

    Hi, and thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! I made mango and passion fruit jam three times using your recipe; the first time it came out perfect, with a sunny yellow colour. The last two times instead, I got a brownish, much darker jam :/ I don’t remember if the first time I used white or brown sugar, but the last two times I have used for sure brown cane sugar.. could this be the explanation for the much darker colour? Or it might also be related to longer cooking times (for making tge jam a bit ticker)?

    I also add a tea spoon of freshly grounded black pepper to the jam, as I have seen it done in Zanzibar. The result is surprisingly and truly delicious!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 14, 2022 at 9:15 pm

      Elena I am so happy that you love this jam recipe. Cane sugar definitely would make it more darker as the sugar is not purified.Also the colour of the mango makes a difference. Like your suggestion of adding black pepper. Will try it when I make the next batch of jam.

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