Air Fryer Samosas

Air Fryer Samosas

Background and History

Samosas, originating from the Indian subcontinent, are iconic triangular pastries filled with a savory mixture of spiced potatoes, peas, and sometimes meat. Traditionally deep-fried, this guide introduces a modern twist using an air fryer, ensuring a crispy exterior with less oil, while preserving the delicious flavors that make samosas a beloved snack or appetizer.

Ingredients

Potatoes

3 medium-sized, boiled and mashed.

Peas

1/2 cup, cooked.

Onion

1 medium-sized, finely chopped.

Green Chili

1, finely chopped (adjust to taste).

Ginger

1 tablespoon, minced.

Coriander Powder

1 teaspoon.

Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon.

Garam Masala

1/2 teaspoon.

Turmeric Powder

1/4 teaspoon.

Chopped Coriander Leaves

2 tablespoons.

Lemon Juice

1 tablespoon.

Salt

To taste.

Spring Roll or Samosa Sheets

10-12 sheets.

Cooking Spray or Brush

For air frying.

Chutney or Sauce

For serving.

Serves

4

Time

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Total Time

Approximately 45 minutes

Instructions

Prepare Filling

In a bowl, mix mashed potatoes, cooked peas, chopped onion, green chili, minced ginger, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice, and salt.

Assemble Samosas

Take a samosa sheet, fold it into a cone shape, and fill it with the prepared mixture. Seal the edges with water to form a triangular pocket.

Preheat Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

Air Fry Samosas

Lightly spray or brush the samosas with oil. Place them in the air fryer basket without overcrowding. Cook for 12-15 minutes, turning halfway, until golden brown and crisp.

Serve

Serve the air-fried samosas hot with chutney or sauce.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~150 per serving

Protein: ~3g

Fat: ~2g

Carbohydrates: ~30g

Notes

Experiment with various fillings, including minced meat or lentils.

Adjust spice levels according to your taste preferences.

Ensure samosas are sealed well to prevent filling leakage during air frying.

Allergy Warning

Check samosa sheets and other ingredients for allergen information.

Adapt the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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