Air Fryer Samosa (Healthy and Tasty)

Samosas are delicious, deep-fried fritters generally filled with seasoned potatoes. I’ve seen them cooked with meat, cheese, or lentils. Like us, they come in various forms – the triangular ones are the most common, but I’ve also seen cones and half-moons.

Pastry packed with a delectable filling is one sort of globally appreciated meal. These can be sweet, such as jelly donuts or cream puffs, or savory, such as wontons, pork buns, or calzones.”You can utilize this process and put anything within the dough,” she says if you want to get creative with this recipe.


  • 1 box frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 2 small carrots, diced small
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated or minced ginger
  • 2 small Yukon potatoes, diced small

How to cook samosas in the air fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F (200°C). 
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  • Place the samosas on a hot air fryer tray in a single layer.If you have an air fryer oven, place the tray on the top shelf. 
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  • At 400°F (200°C), air fry for 9-10 minutes. 
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  • After 5 minutes of cooking, flip the samosas.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the interior temperature of your samosas, especially if they include meat or poultry.
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  • They should have attained a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius). 
  • If necessary, you can increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
  • Samosas should be served with your preferred dipping sauce.

Cooking Time & Yields

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Servings: 16 samosas

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 147kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 7g 
  • Saturated Fat: 3g 
  • Sodium: 187mg 
  • Potassium: 157mg 
  • Vitamin A: 106IU 
  • Vitamin C: 9mg 
  • Calcium: 8mg 
  • Iron: 1mg 

Can you cook samosas in an air fryer?

Yes, samosas can be prepared in an air fryer. Samosas should be generously brushed with cooking oil (both sides). Place the samosas in a single layer in an air fryer basket. Fill the basket only halfway. Air fry at 180°C/355°F for 4 minutes, turning after 2 minutes.

At what temperature should samosas be air-fried?

To achieve the perfect golden color on your samosa dough, use a variety of temperatures during the cooking process. I cook them at 180°C/355°F until they’re 80% done, then turn up the heat to 200°C/400°F to finish the cooking process and give them a perfect golden finish.

At what temperature should frozen samosas be air-fried?

In an air fryer preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, cook frozen samosas for 9-10 minutes (200C). After 5 minutes of cooking, flip them. After cooking, check the internal temperature of your samosas, especially if they include meat or poultry.

How long does it take to cook frozen samosa in an air fryer?

I cook many premade foods at 400 degrees F. Still, I like to use a lower temperature for these samosas because cooking them at higher temperatures can result in an overcooked exterior and undercooked interior. I air fry frozen samosas for 11 minutes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Open the cover halfway through, flip the samosas with tongs, or shake the basket. Continue to cook with the lid closed.

When cooking is complete, open the air fryer and inspect the samosas to ensure they are cooked to your desire. If they aren’t crisp enough, raise the temperature to 400°F and air fry for another 2 minutes.

Why is my samosa not crispy?

This occurs when the samosa is fried in hot oil. Always fried the samosas on a low heat. Also, your dough must be firm.

Does the Air Fryer Basket need to be oiled?

No. I don’t personally oil the basket or the samosas because they’re crispy and don’t stick, but you may if you wish. Olive oil, avocado oil, or vegetable oil can all be used because of their high smoke point.

How do I stop samosas from sticking in the basket?

This may be happening because your brand of samosa needs to be precooked sufficiently, causing the samosa dough to adhere to the bottom.

If they are sticking, line the basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil. To allow air to circulate, poke a few holes in the parchment or foil, or buy parchment paper that already has holes. You can also brush the samosas with oil.

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I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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