How to Make Samosa|Samosa Recipe in an Airfryer (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna
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I bought the Philips Airfryer almost 8 years. At that time, I had an apprehension that I may not use it much. But, I could not have been more wrong. I use my Airfryer 2-3 times a week at least and have been able to eat so many food items that I wouldn’t have because they were deep fried. Samosa is one of them. Samosa recipe remains the same if you want to go for the conventional deep-frying method as well. All you’ll do in the end is deep fry the samosas to a crisp golden brown in hot oil instead of airfrying.

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Here is how to make samosa in an airfryer:

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samosa recipe

Samosa made in an Airfryer

Rachna Parmar
This samosa recipe in an airfryer is a delightful snack and popular street food made healthier by making it in air fryer. Try this version to have this tasty snack guilt free.
4.65 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting times 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine North Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Servings 10 samosa
Calories 115 kcal
samosa

Ingredients
  

To make outer Shell

  • 1 cup maida or refined flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ajwain or carrom seeds
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or oil
  • Water

To make the filling

  • 3 potatoes boiled
  • 1 cup peas boiled
  • Spice powders
  • 1 tbsp. cayenne or chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tbsp. amchur or dried mango powder
  • 2 tbsp. chilli-ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

To make outer shell of samosa:

  • Take 1 bowl maida or refined flour. Sieve it with ½ tsp. salt. Add 1 tsp. ajwain or carrom seeds.
  • Add 2 tbsp. of melted ghee or clarified butter. You could use oil too.
  • Now mix all these ingredients together to get a sand like consistency.
  • Now slowly add 1-2 tbsp. of water and knead a stiff dough while using as little water as possible.
  • Keep this dough covered with a kitchen cloth and keep aside for 20 minutes.

To prepare the filling:

  • Take 1 tbsp. oil in a hot pain. Add 1 tsp. cumin seeds along with 2 tbsp. of ginger-green chilli paste. Cook for a minute.
  • Add fresh or frozen peas. If needed add a little water and cook till peas are done or for 4 minutes.
  • Now add in the mashed or chopped potatoes. Add salt, cayenne or red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and amchur or dried mango powder. Mix well and cook till the filling mixture is dry. Keep aside to cool down.

To assemble the samosa:

  • Divide the shell dough into round balls. Roll them out using a rolling pin. Make them oval in shape. Now cut them into halves.
  • Use water on the straight cut side to seal the shell in the shape of an open cone.
  • Now add the filling in the cone and leave enough space on top to seal the samosa.
  • Add a little water along the lining to seal the samosa firmly shut.
  • Make all samosas in this manner and keep aside for 15 minutes.

To Airfry samosas:

  • Pre-heat the airfryer at 160 degrees C for 6 minutes.
  • Now brush samosas with oil and place them in the Airfry.
  • Airfry at 160 deg C or 320 F for about 8 minutes. Turn them once in the middle of the cook.
  • Now Airfry at 200 deg C or 390 F for about another 6-8 minutes till the samosas look done and golden.
  • Serve hot with chutney or ketchup. Your airfried samosa is ready to serve. It is super flaky and delicious.

To Deep fry samosa

  • Take oil in a pan and heat the oil on a low flame.
  • Now slowly slide the samosas in making sure not to crowd the pan.
  • Cook on low flame for about 6-8 minutes. This ensures that the samosas stay flaky and do not develop air bubbles.
  • Now increase the temperature to medium temperature. Fry further for about 6 minutes till the samosas are golden brown. Serve hot.

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Notes

1. Your dough must be stiff but not so stiff that you are not able to roll it out. Don’t use any flour to roll out dough. It’s okay if when rolling out your shape is not perfect. The taste will be good.
2. You must rest the dough as mentioned so that the samosa shell turns out flaky.
3. You can add other veggies too or add chicken or mutton mince if you like to make non-veg samosa.
4. You must keep the filling very dry to avoid the samosas going soggy after you fry them and keep.
5. Once filled and sealed, you can keep the samosas in the fridge to fry later.
6. Your pastry will turn out flaky when you incorporate your shortening eg. Ghee or oil in your dough. Don’t skimp on this or your samosa will not be flaky.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Samosa made in an Airfryer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Step-by-step Samosa Recipe:

To make outer shell of samosa:

  1. Take 1 bowl maida or refined flour or all-purpose flour. Sieve it with ½ tsp. salt. Add 1 tsp. ajwain or carrom seeds.
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2. Add 2 tbsp. of melted ghee or clarified butter. You could use oil too.

3. Now mix all these ingredients together to get a sand like consistency.

samosa recipe airfryer

4. Now slowly add 1-2 tbsp. of water at a time and knead a stiff dough while using as little water as possible.

5. Keep this dough covered with a kitchen cloth and keep aside for 20 minutes.

To prepare the samosa filling:

  1. Take 1 tbsp. oil in a hot pain. Add 1 tsp. cumin seeds along with 2 tbsp. of ginger-green chilli paste. Cook for a minute.
samosa recipe airfryer

2. Add fresh or frozen peas. If needed add a little water and cook till peas are done which takes about 4 minutes.

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3. Now add in the mashed or chopped potatoes. Add salt, cayenne or red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and amchur or dried mango powder. Mix well and cook till the filling mixture is dry.

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4. Keep aside to cool down.

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To assemble the samosa:

  1. The shell is made by rolling out a ball of dough and then cutting it into half.
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2. Seal the straight end of the half oval by using water to form a conical pocket.

3. Add filling into the conical pocket leaving place in the end to seal.

4. Seal by applying water and shut it tight. Your samosa with filling is ready. Make all samosas in this manner.

To Airfry samosas:

  1. Pre-heat the airfryer at 160 degrees C for 6 minutes.

2. Now brush samosas with oil and place them in the Airfry.

3. Airfry at 160 deg C for about 8 minutes. Turn them once in the middle of the cook.

4. Now Airfry at 200 deg C for about another 6-8 minutes till the samosas look done and golden.

5. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup. Your airfried samosa is ready to serve. It is super flaky and delicious.

To Deep fry samosa

  1. Take oil in a pan and heat the oil on a low flame.

2. Now slowly slide the samosas in making sure not to crowd the pan.

3. Cook on low flame for about 6-8 minutes. This ensures that the samosas stay flaky and do not develop air bubbles.

4. Now increase the temperature to medium temperature. Fry further for about 6 minutes till the samosas are golden brown. Serve hot.

Overall, this smaosa is a tasty, much-healthier version of this much-loved Indian snack. Try it. Your delicious samosa is ready to be had with adrak chai.

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This could be your Ramzan special or Diwali special recipe. Your guests would love it. You can even make it to relish on any rainy day with chai. It is super delicious and a bit less of a guilty pleasure when airfried.

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Sharmila -

Great post Rachna!It has been ages since I had my last Samosa! I want to buy an Airfryer but I am confused between Philips Airfryer and Usha Halogen Oven with airfryer attachment.Heard this oven is good. Any idea?

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Rachna -

Thanks, Sharmila. I dislike the market samosa too. So much fat and loaded with unhealthy stuff like Dalda. Makes me sick. I have cursorily read about Usha Halogen Oven. It does not have airfryer attachment. It uses the same airfrying technique. Since it is glass, it looks nicer. It does the same baking, grilling, airfrying that an airfryer does. It has some extra features like cleaning and sterilizing which don’t seem spectacular to me. My experience this far with Philips Airfryer has been really good. I should be putting up a review in a few days. Usha seems nice too. I guess, you will have to wait for someone who has actually used the product to review it. 🙂 Both these products are much faster than our conventional ovens.

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CookieCrumbs Inc. -

Oh, the airfryer sounds too good to be true :/ Does it really banish all the calories that accumulate due to deep frying? Does it cook properly?

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Rachna -

I will be doing a review of my airfryer soon and will be covering all the aspects of taste, calories etc. in that. To answer your questions: It does reduce calories because you are only brushing the fat instead of deep frying. Most dishes I’ve tried so far taste great. There are exceptions that I’ll mention in the post. This samosa is wonderfully tasty but the texture of the outer covering is very different from a conventional samosa. Considering that those are achieved by excessive Dalda, I think this is an option worth exploring.

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Bikramjit -

What a coincidence ha ha ha ha guess what ..

I just came back home and I bought some samosa and channa..

No other way than to buy from the shop..but we have a great shop and they make yum samosa. ..

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Rachna -

It is quite a time consuming affair. If you have it once in a while, makes sense to just buy it from the halwai and consume. 🙂

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Ravish Mani -

Healthy & tasty! Wonderful 🙂

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Rachna -

Thanks, Ravish. 🙂

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Dagny -

Try adding some extra ‘moyen’ in the maida next time. I think the pastry will come out flakier.

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Rachna -

Yep, I thought 4 tbsp. oil was already quite a bit but I guess it needs more. 🙂

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Tales of a Traveler -

I love samosa <3 <3

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Rachna -

Me too. But the traditional samosa is really so heavy to be had more often.

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shanayatales -

Thanks for the recipe. Will try the baked version of this as I don’t have an airfryer. Have heard a lot about this Philips one. Will look forward to your review. Or have u done one already?
Just curious. Have u tried baked samosas? If yes, do they taste similar to the airfryer method?

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Rachna -

No, I haven’t tried the baked version but I have a feeling that they must be tasting similar. I will be doing the review soon. Haven’t done it yet. Good to see you after a while. Shantala. How was your India trip?

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shanayatales -

Oh Mumbai was terribly hot, but we still had loads of fun. Met a lot of family and eat a lot of yummy food. 🙂

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Rachna -

That sounds like fun. 😀

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Shilpa Garg -

I love Samosas and these are such a healthy version of the ones that I usually eat!!

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Rachna -

That these are and they taste good too, Shilpa. 🙂

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Indywrites -

This is good, I am a fan of fried food and have been trying to use the air fryer feature in my microwave. Hope to make these samosas soon. 🙂
I am now very motivated. Thanks Rachna.

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Rachna -

Thanks, Inderpreet. Glad you liked the recipe. Just increase the oil in your dough to make the pastry flakier. Hope you enjoy them.

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Sid Balachandran -

Your ‘Airfryer’ posts have almost got me convinced to invest in one 🙂

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Rachna -

You will like it. It is really quite simple and fast. Wait for my review post. 😉

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Sid Balachandran -

Waiting 🙂

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Saru (@BaawriBasanti) -

I think we have a similar product here. Your samosas like healthier. Do share your tips to make pasty more flaky.

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parulthakur24 -

Good to know that the air fryer was effective. I don’t eat deep fried stuff but using an air fryer seems possible. Thank you for sharing!

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Rachna -

I like pakoras and samosas but eat them very rarely. Now I will eat them more for sure. 🙂

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Mithila Menezes -

I clearly remember the advertisements made by this chef on YouTube through his cooking shows.. Heard of Vaah Chef? He’s the one.
I’ve been bugging my mum to buy this super awesome device since then. To no avail. Coz dad is the one holding the purse-strings!

Maybe after they read this blog post I might get to devour some Crispy samosas and still manage to stay on my diet? Maybe!

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Rachna -

Yes, I love that colorful chef. He is quite funny too. hahaha For your sake, Mithila, I hope mummy and daddy buy the device. It is quite good actually.

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Sreesha -

I was curious to find out if this works ever since I saw the ad on TV! Glad to know it does.
I used to try the microwave-baked versions of deep fried foods. But they are, to be honest, not nearly as tasty as their deep fried, unhealthy counterparts!

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Rachna -

Yes, Sreesha. I waited for a few months because I had my doubts too. But now that I have been trying it for weeks, it is coming up trumps. I am doing a review of the airfryer where I will explore the pros and cons in further detail.

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Sabyasachi Patra -

I don’t understand a thing about air friers. However, talk of samosas and I can walk that extra mile to have it. There have been times when I have parked my safari near road side stalls to savour the samosas and some gravy curry. It serves as a quick lunch without wasting time as I don’t drive during night. So saving time during daytime is very important for me while driving. And I enjoy driving, so I don’t drive too fast – just about 100 or 120 kmph. So invariably I keep a watch out for outlets selling samosas. 🙂

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Rachna -

That is an interesting ode to our favorite snack, Sabyasachi. During my last trip to Rajasthan, we ended up having a lot of kachoris and puris for breakfast. They fill you up nicely and keep hunger pangs at bay. But, at home, I prefer to have them very rarely.

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Philips Airfryer User Review | Rachna cooks -

[…] Samosa: This was a real challenge. You can’t make good samosas without deep frying them to death. In the shops they deep fry them twice and of course there is loads of dalda to make the pastry flaky. At 500 Calories+ for each samosa and artery-clogging saturated fats, I give this delicacy a miss most often. But the samosa version made in the airfryer was a decent replacement. Crunchier than the usual samosa, the taste was spot on. Of course, one can make the pastry flakier by adding more oil to the dough which I will be doing the next time around. But, it was a great experiment. […]

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John -

Great recipe. And very simple to follow instructions. Love the fact that preparation and cooking time is less when frying with an air fryer.

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Rachna -

Thanks John

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Beena Anil -

Thanks for the airfryer infromation. May I know which airfryer you purchased? what was the capacty and cost?. I would like to bake,grill and airfry different stuff. Which is best suitable, a convection microwave oven, air fryer or an OTG?

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Rachna -

I have both an Air fryer and OTG. I definitely prefer Air fyrer for shorter cooking times and crisper food. Here is the review of the Air fryer I currently use: https://www.rachnacooks.com/2015/05/28/philips-airfryer-user-review/

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Luana -

Wao, crispy samosa is really perfect along with tea,i love the recipe.

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Rachna -

Thanks Lunana

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Rashmi Mahajan -

Cook this at 80 temp for 40mins.. Then it doesn’t dries out the pasty… Won’t be flaky but won’t be too hard to bite as well.

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Rachna -

Thanks for the tip.

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fatty -

hi
was wondering if you knew how long to airfry somosas from the freezer?
thanks

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Rachna -

Haven’t tried that so far. Perhaps the instructions on the pack help or you could try by instinct the first time and see.

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Ashlie Lou Rianna -

5 stars
Superb blog!

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