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20 Popular Indian Sauces You Can Make at Home

It’s time to add some flavor to your life with these Indian sauces! From curries and raita to chutneys of all flavors, we’re giving you all the best options.

20 Popular Indian Sauces You Can Make at Home. Shown in picture are different Indian Sauces: Cilantro, Tamarind and Red Chili Chutney
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I can’t get enough of Indian food. Between all the delicious chutneys, sauces, and soups, I’m hard-pressed to find a more flavorful cuisine.

If you share this sentiment, then you’re in luck!

Below you’ll find an assortment of Indian sauce recipes ranging from mouth-watering curries to fresh, herb-infused chutneys.

And yes, you can make all of them at home! Surprisingly, these sauces are pretty easy to make.

If you’re intrigued, then give this list of Indian sauces a read. I promise your palate will thank you later.

1. Cilantro Chutney

If you’re a big fan of Indian food, then you’ll obsess over this cilantro chutney.

Not only does the stunning green color leap from the plate, but the flavors will wow your palate with tantalizing tastes.

You can slather on a healthy dollop of this wonderful sauce on pretty much anything. This versatile chutney is a home run served in a bowl and will please the palates of many. 

2. Pudina Chutney (Mint Chutney)

If you need a refreshing sauce that tastes out of this world, then you’re going to love this recipe.

You create this delicious pudina chutney using flavor-packed ingredients like garlic, chilies, and fragrant mint leaves. 

Next time you want to revamp your brunch menu, consider whipping up a batch of this sensational sauce. 

You’ll love how well the unique flavors work with eggs, wraps, and even fruit!

3. Green Coriander Coconut Chutney | Cilantro Coconut Chutney

Next time you need a fragrant, mouth-watering sauce to serve with some samosas, give this recipe a try.

You’ll love how each creamy bite melts in your mouth with fresh, herbal flavors accented with a slight coconut flavor.

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4. Fafda Chutney

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this fafda chutney.

In just 20 minutes, you’ll have this Indian dip ready to grace your snack table. Each bite fills your mouth with tantalizing flavors of curry, chili, and ginger.

You’ll love how this sauce transforms a boring pita into something magical. Be sure to prep a big batch so you can scoop up healthy dollops. 

5. Tomato Chutney

If you’re looking for a sauce that’s tangy and tasty, then check out this tomato chutney.

You’ll be impressed by how simple it is to make this flavorful sauce!

Next time you have a spare half hour, do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of this tomato chutney.

After just one taste, your palate will be dripping with savory, warm flavors thanks to the secret ingredien of cloves.

6. Peanut Chutney

If you’re a peanut lover, then you have to make this tasty recipe.

It comes together in a breeze and the result is so dang delicious. You’ll be blown away by nutty flavors and textures that are accentuated by raw curry leaves.

Best of all, you can prep this sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days, making meal prepping that much easier.

7. Curry Leaves Chutney 

To make this tantalizing sauce, you use raw curry leaves which unleash so much more flavor than its dried, ground counterpart. 

Combined with the fresh ginger and garlic, you’re looking at one sauce that explodes with palate-pleasing flavors.

Not only is this sauce super tasty, but you’re supplying your body with considerable doses of vitamin C and A in every bite.

So go ahead, take another helping.

8. Green Mango Chutney (Raw Mango Chutney)

You’re going to love the blend of tropical, spicy flavors every time this silky chutney touches your palate. 

Next time you need a go-to sauce for a summer barbeque, do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of this delectable chutney.

You’ll love how well the flavors work with tacos, salads, pulled pork, or anything that could benefit from a little sweet heat.

9. Garlic Chutney

If you need a new sauce to transform your usual breakfast sandwich recipes, then give this garlic chutney a try.

The tantalizing tastes of rich tomato and garlic work perfectly with eggs, creating one amazing bite.

You won’t believe how easy it is to create this tasty chutney; all you have to do is blend some pre-soaked red chilies with garlic, lemon juice, sugar and salt to create this delicacy. 

10. Onion Chutney

This quick and tasty side dish will save your life next time you’re hosting a dinner party.

You’re going to love how easily this chutney comes together, taking only 15 minutes out of your busy day.

The pay-off is huge! Each sensational bite fills your palate with scrumptious, savory flavors that will rock your world.

11. Avocado Green Chutney

Next time you need a quick sauce for dipping, give this avocado green chutney a try.

You’re going to love how the spices of curry and mint blend beautifully with the creaminess of the avocado.

Whether you’re serving up some tacos, chips, or samosas, this avocado green chutney makes everything better.

12. Tamarind Chutney

If you love anything tamarind-related, then this chutney will rock your world.

You’re going to fall in love with the sweet and sour flavors leaping from every mouthful.

Don’t be intimidated by the hefty list of ingredients, this tamarind chutney is actually super easy to whip up! All you need is 30 minutes to create this masterpiece of a sauce.

13. Amla Chutney (Gooseberry)

After tasting this amla chutney, you’re going to be thinking about it all the time.

The unique blend of tart gooseberries, fresh coriander, and spicy chilies makes a magnificent mix of flavors that will dance on your palate.

Best of all, you only need 20 minutes to create this wonderful sauce. 

14. Tamarind Date Chutney (Meethi Chutney) 

If you’re a sucker for flavor, then this tamarind date chutney will blow your mind.

You won’t believe how much taste is injected into every bite. Between the tamarind, jaggery, and chili powder, this is one explosive mouthful that you’ll be craving time and again.

15. Chili Garlic Chutney

Using just a few simple ingredients, you can create this fantastic chili garlic chutney that will make your taste buds sing.

Next time you’re reaching for that bottle of Sriarcha, give this recipe a try instead. You’ll love the addictive garlicky spice in every bite.

The best part about this chutney has to be its versatility. You can drizzle this delicious sauce over hot dogs, sandwiches, rice, anything that could use a tasty kick.

16. Quick Cashew Coconut Chutney

You’ll love how much creaminess is in this quick cashew coconut chutney. 

Between the blended cashews, coconut, and yogurt, you’re looking at one luscious mouthful that’s full of rich, nutty flavors.

Combined with the dried red chili and curry leaves, this is one tantalizing sauce that will knock it out of the park!

17. Momos Chutney

If you’re a sucker for momos like me, then you’re going to love this chutney that accompanies the Tibetan dumpling perfectly.

Each bite melts in your mouth with rich tomato flavor and spiced chili. You’ll love the combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy that culminate in one amazing sauce.

18. Raita

Next time a summer heat wave is greeting your town, cool off by making this delicious raita.

You’ll love how the combination of yogurt, cucumber, and mint will help you beat the heat.

This refreshing recipe comes together quickly and requires no cooking. Save yourself from sweating over a stove by making this sensational sauce.

You can’t beat pairing this raita with some pitas for a quick, simple lunch. Or you can whip up a batch to serve as a fresh side for fish or meat.

19. Curry Sauce 

You’re going to love this restaurant-style curry sauce that will rock your palate.

Next time you have a spare hour and a half, do yourself a favor and create this mind-blowing sauce. You won’t believe how much flavor is packed into every mouthful.

Best of all, once you have it made, you can easily heat it up in minutes for the rest of the week. 

Drizzle over rice, fish, chicken, or just eat by the spoonful for a scrumptious soup!

20. Tikka Masala Sauce

In just 30 minutes you can create this authentic tikka masala sauce that will make all your flavor dreams come true.

This versatile sauce makes the perfect base for any type of protein. Whether you add chicken, fish, chickpeas, or paneer, you’re bound to end up with a winning meal.

20 Popular Indian Sauces You Can Make at Home

These Indian sauces will make your American meals extra appetizing! Choose from curries, chutneys, raita, and more.


  • Cilantro Chutney

  • Pudina Chutney (Mint Chutney)

  • Green Coriander Coconut Chutney | Cilantro Coconut Chutney

  • Fafda Chutney

  • Tomato Chutney

  • Peanut Chutney

  • Curry Leaves Chutney

  • Green Mango Chutney (Raw Mango Chutney)

  • Garlic Chutney

  • Onion Chutney

  • Avocado Green Chutney

  • Tamarind Chutney

  • Amla Chutney (Gooseberry)

  • Tamarind Date Chutney (Meethi Chutney)

  • Chili Garlic Chutney

  • Quick Cashew Coconut Chutney

  • Momos Chutney

  • Raita

  • Curry Sauce

  • Tikka Masala Sauce


  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious recipe in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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