5 Samosa Dipping Sauces We Love

A samosa in all its glory is best-served piping hot, accompanied by a flavorful, bright dipping sauce.

Each is created from a variety of fresh ingredients, like mango, mint leaves, or Indian spices. Samosa dipping sauces add vibrant color and flavor to any plate. 

What Sauce Do You Eat With Samosas?

Samosas are a staple appetizer, snack, and street food in Indian cuisine. Indian samosas can be filled with various ingredients, from spiced peas and potatoes to chicken to chickpeas. No matter what’s inside this crispy and deep-fried dough, no samosa is complete without its complementary sauce. 

Samosas are served with a wide variety of sauces, but most commonly, chutney or a yogurt-based sauce.  

A dipping sauce can bring a hint of juiciness and dimension to every deep-fried bite of samosa, cutting through any oil or inevitable dryness. 

Most Common Samosa Sauces

When you venture out to your local Indian restaurant, you will most likely find three sauces: green, brown, and red sauce. 

Green sauce: Usually a mint cilantro chutney, cilantro chutney, or hari chutney.

Brown sauce: This sauce is usually a tamarind chutney or imli ki chutney and tastes sweet and sour. 

Red sauce: Usually a garlic chutney or lasan ki chutney.

While these three sauces are the most common, this is just the beginning of possibilities for your Indian dipping sauce options. 

samosa dipping sauces

How to Make Samosa Dipping Sauces 

We rounded up some of our favorite samosa dipping sauces for you and your taste buds to explore.

1. Cilantro Chutney

Green chutney, also known as “hari chutney,” is a sauce made green by the bunches of cilantro the recipe calls for. This chutney got the name probably because of its green color, which is “hara” in Hindi hindi.

In its simplest form, green chutney is made with cilantro, but some varieties also add mint. 


  • 2 bunches cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 2 finely diced serrano chilis
  • 3 T sugar
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 T pureed ginger
  • ½ T pureed garlic
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth

2. Mango Chutney

mango chutney

Bursting with bright flavors, Mango Chutney elevates any dish with sweetness. This flavorful condiment includes mango, ginger, and other spices:


  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 8-10 peeled and diced mangoes
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 4 tsp minced ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Kashmiri red chilies
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Sauteé red chilies, ginger, and garlic, along with all of those toasty to bring out their powerful aromas.
  2. Add in your diced mango, white sugar, and bitter vinegar
  3. Get dipping!

If you are not in the mood to make this from scratch (we feel you), our Sukhi’s Mango Chutney jumps to the good part: the eating. This is the ideal samosa chutney, but mango chutney can be used as a delightful spread alongside brie, crackers, or any cheese plate. 

3. Mint Chutney

mint chutney

Spicy, yet cool, this infamous samosa green sauce is a popular addition to many Indian dishes. The vibrant green color comes from star ingredients, mint and cilantro, while the complex flavor comes from its green chili and Indian spices. 


  • 2 cups mint leaves
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 green chili
  • Roughly 1½ inch piece of ginger washed thoroughly, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons roasted shelled peanuts (for thickness)
  • ⅛ cup chilled water
  • Ice cubes


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender with a handful of ice cubes. The ice helps prevent the heat of the blender from wilting the leaves and helps keep that beautiful bright green.
  2. Add chilled water as necessary to get desired consistency, and enjoy!

4. Cucumber Mint Raita

cucumber raita

This refreshing sauce cools and balances hot and spicy dishes. Blending cucumber, yogurt, and mint, Cucumber Mint Raita’s simplicity is its biggest strength. 


  • Pain 2% or full-fat yogurt, or Greek if you prefer a thicker texture)
  • 1 English cucumber (so we don’t have to peel it)
  • Fresh mint
  • Salt
  • Chaat masala
  • Roasted ground cumin


  1. Place yogurt in a small mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt, chaat masala, and cumin to taste.
  2. Dice the cucumber into tiny cubes and add to the mixture.
  3. Add chopped herbs to taste, and more salt if necessary, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Serve chilled.

5. Red Garlic Chutney

red garlic chutney

Intense and spicy, this red garlic chutney is commonly the red samosa sauce that is a staple in Indian households and restaurants. Trust us – a little goes a long way, so use a small amount!


  • Roughly 25 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender with a small amount of water and blend until a smooth paste, adding water as needed.

Explore Samosas Sauces

There is practically no situation that doesn’t call for a samosa in India. The ever-popular chai-samosa is the pairing of tea and samosa, which unites the country in enjoyment.

We urge you to dive deep into the endless combinations of samosas and their dipping sauces
Feel free to browse through our blog while you’re waiting for your order to arrive. Learn even more about samosas or check out our ultimate guide to an Indian restaurant menu.

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