Love the samosas you get at your local Asian stores? Now you can make your own with this quick and easy air fryer samosa recipe, guilt-free, in the comfort of your home. Serve with Coriander chutney and steaming cup of masala chai. Suitable for Vegans.
Simple Homemade Air fryer Samosas
I love Punjabi samosas and those delightful aloo samosas, you find at confectioneries. Not to mention the convenient option of Haldiram’s frozen samosas. However, they often come loaded with calories and are delicious when deep-fried to perfection.
But now, I’ve got a cheat version for making healthier samosas in just around 30 minutes. Instead of making the covering from scratch, we are using store bought samosa sheets / pads. What’s even better is that these samosas are guilt-free, thanks to minimal oil usage in the air fryer. They’re the perfect addition to curry nights or when you’re hosting friends for a get-together.
And if you know me, you will know how much I love creating effortless “fakeaway” versions of our favourite treats.
Homemade Air fryer Samosa filling recipe
Philips had challenged me to swap my takeaway for a healthy choice and I opted to make my favourite appetiser – Potato Samosas! The filling is simple. It is made with potatoes, peas and a blend of spices.
Heat the oil, add cumin seeds. When they splutter, add the potatoes, slightly mashed, peas, spices like turmeric, chilli powder, salt and a sprinkle of garam masala. Cook for 2 minutes until well combined. Finally add a sprinkle of coriander leaves.
Filling is pretty customisable. Adjust the spices to your liking.
How to make Air fryer Samosas quick and easy?
Begin by laying the samosa patti or samosa sheets/ pads on a chopping board.
Take a portion of the samosa filling and place it on the left corner of the patti. Seal the samosa by folding it over from the other edge, carefully shaping it into a cone. Use a bit of water to wet the edges of the patti and gently press them to secure the seal.
Repeat this process for the remaining samosas. To prevent the sheets from drying up, cover the samosas with a damp muslin cloth.
Next, preheat the air fryer to 180°C for 5 minutes. While it’s preheating, brush the samosas with oil and arrange them in the air fryer basket.
Air fry the samosas for 15-20 minutes or until they turn golden and crispy. Don’t forget to flip the samosas halfway through the cooking time for even crispiness. Enjoy your homemade air fryer samosas!
Samosa Dipping Sauces
If you are wondering what kind of sauce go along with samosas, anything with a bit of wet consistency is great to pair with samosas. The classic dippings sauces include
- Coriander Mint Chutney
- Yogurt mint sauce
- Creamy Coriander sauce
- Tamarind Sauce
- Dates Chutney
- Cucumber raita
- Indian onion chutney
- Mango Chutney
How to serve Air fryer Samosa?
Samosas are incredibly versatile and pair well with various accompaniments.
Tomato Ketchup: Perfect for on the go dip with samosa.
Samosa Chole Chaat: Transform your samosas into a chaat by topping them with chana masala, chopped onions, tomatoes, sev, yogurt, and a drizzle of chutneys.
Storing leftover samosas
Storing leftover samosas is simple. Just place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, reheat in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes until they’re thoroughly heated.
Yes, Vegetable Samosa made with potatoes and peas is vegan.
Absolutely! To reheat samosas, simply place them in the air fryer basket and air fry at 180°C for 3-4 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Arrange the samosas on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Enjoy!
You can use Filo Sheets or Puff Pastry sheets as an alternative.
In the UK, you can typically find TAJ samosa pads or KTC brands sheets at Indian grocery stores or super markets near you.
If you love this recipe, you will also love these easy Vegetarian Air fryer recipes
Air fryer Samosa recipe below
- 2 tsp oil
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 1/2 Cup green peas boiled
- 150 boiled potatoes roughly mashed
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves
- 20 Samosa Patty
- Thaw the Samosa Patty or leave it outside to defrost for at least 30 minutes before. I put it aside as soon as I put the potatoes to boil.
- Heat Oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add boiled green peas, turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder and garam masala. Mix well. Add cubed or roughly mashed potatoes to the mixture and mix again. If needed sprinkle 1 tsp of water. Sprinkle some coriander leaves, remove from the flame and set the mixture aside.
- Carefully strip out the patty from the patty bundle and lay them straight. Place a small portion of the samosa mixture onto left corner . Seal the samosa by flapping from the other edge and carefully turn them over until you get the cone. Wet the edges of the patty and give them a gently press.
- Repeat the process for the rest of the patty’s. Remember to cover the prepared samosa’s with a damp muslin cloth.
- Preheat the Airfryer for 5 minutes at 180C. Brush the samosa’s with oil.
- Arrange 5 samosa’s in the Airfryer and cook at the same temperature for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown turning in between. Repeat the process for the remaining samosa’s.
- Serve them hot with coriander chutney or dates chutney.