Air Fryer Samosas. How to cook samosas in an air fryer. The ultimate guide to cooking your favourite Indian snack until perfectly crispy without being deep fried. Perfect for both frozen and fresh air fryer samosas.
Air Fryer Samosas
Welcome to my Air Fryer Samosas. This is an updated version of our air fryer samosa recipe that we originally shared back in 2017. I have added in extra information and included air fryer frozen samosas.
I love making samosas in the air fryer. Easier than you would think to make and perfect for an Indian curry night in.
I am excited today about our recipe for air fryer samosas that is because you can use any filling that you like.
You can load your samosas with meat, with veggies, with onion, with vegan fillings and so forth. I often consider it a leftover meal.
In fact, when I originally shared with you this air fryer samosa recipe back in 2017, I was using leftover turkey wing meat. You could also use leftover rotisserie chicken too.
But first I bet you’re wondering why on earth we have turkey curry in our samosas? Well we love something different and it was sat there watching Bridget Jones’s Diary that got me in the mood for them.
In the movie they are having a turkey curry buffet with the leftovers from Christmas and it got me thinking of what I would do if I had enough meat for a small amount of turkey curry and there of course was turkey samosas or more specific “turkey curry samosas”.
Or if you are frugal like me, raid your fridge, see what you have leftover and load them into some delicious homemade samosas!
Can You Air Fry Samosas?
YES you can! Air Fryer samosas are the BEST! They taste delicious, they don’t taste soggy like baked samosas and have a wonderful crispy texture.
I prefer air fryer samosas over shallow fried samosas because of how light and crispy they are.
Samosa In Air Fryer
Samosas when cooked in the deep fat fryer can often be loaded with calories. They are crispy and delicious, but you know that they are bad for you!
However, air fry samosas and you can have the same delicious flavour, with the same crispy texture, but with a lot less calories. You can also cook lots of air fryer samosas at the same time.
In fact, when we tested both fresh and frozen air fryer samosas, we found that 20 mini air fryer samosas cooked the best.
Best Air Fryer For Samosas?
The air fryer that we used to make our air fryer samosas was the Philips Air Fryer XXL. You could also use a different good quality brand of air fryer with an air fryer basket such as the Bella Air Fryer.
It is also recommended if making homemade air fryer samosas to have an air fryer baking mat. That is because it will stop it from sticking to the air fryer basket and cause less mess.
I also love air fryer accessories packs for a mix of accessories for other air fryer recipes beyond making air fryer samosas.
How Long To Air Fry Samosas?
To air fry homemade samosas, you are looking at a cooking time of 5 minutes. This is because the pastry is very delicate when you make your own and the cooking area is small.
It is also common for the filling to have been previously cooked, so it is like you are reheating food rather than cooking from scratch.
If you are air frying frozen samosas, then adjust the cooking time to 8 minutes. This is because the pastry is not as delicate, and the contents of the samosas are frozen.
From experience with air frying samosas I have found that cooked from frozen turn out the best. Even if these are your previously homemade samosas that you have frozen for a later date.
Air Fryer Frozen Samosas
I love to cook air fryer frozen samosas. They cook perfectly in the air fryer and are perfect if you’re having our Instant Pot Vegetable Curry and want a side dish to go with them.
To air fry frozen samosas simply remove your samosas from the packaging and discard any excess pastry that has fallen off.
Place into the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
Then wait until they are cool enough to eat without burning your lips, after all that is the hardest part of air fryer frozen samosas!
How To Use The Air Fryer For Samosas?
Cooking samosas in the air fryer is so simple:
- Mix your filling in a bowl making sure it is loaded with your favourite Indian seasonings.
- Lay out your pastry on a chopping board.
- Load the fillings into your pastry and cut into samosa shapes.
- Place in the air fryer and brush the pastry with egg wash.
- Cook for 5 minutes on a medium temperature and serve.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Samosas?
Here at Recipe This I love Indian food and can’t get enough of the tastes of India. Here are a few more air fryer Indian food suggestions:
Air Fryer Samosas
- In a mixing bowl add all your seasonings and turkey and mix well.
- Add a little coconut milk to make them soft and creamy so that they don’t dry out.
- Place the contents onto the pastry sheets and fold over so that they make the shape of samosas.
- Brush with beaten egg so that they will get their lovely golden glow.
- Cook in the air fryer at 160c/320f for 5 minutes.
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