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samosa recipe

Air fryer Samosa

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.
Course Snack
Cuisine North Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword how to make samosa, indian samosa, samosa in Airfryer, samosa recipe
recipe Indian samosa, samosa in Airfryer, samosa recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting times 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 samosa
Calories 115kcal


To make outer Shell

  • 1 cup maida or refined flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ajwain or carrom seeds or use dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or vegetable oil

To make the filling

  • 3 potatoes boiled
  • 1 cup peas boiled


  • 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 tsp. chilli-ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • salt to taste


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 tsp. 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 air fryer at 160 C or 320 F for 5 minutes.
  • Now brush samosas with oil and place them in the air fryer.
  • Air fry at 160 C or 320 F for about 8 minutes. Flip them once in the middle of the cook.
  • Now Air fry 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 air fried 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.


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 but hard and dry.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg