Samosas are traditionally deep-fried. They are made with thin pastry commonly filled with a spices potato and pea mixture. There are many types of samosas.
While samosas are usually deep fried, I love making homemade samosas that are baked like Samosa Pie and even samosa quesadillas with flour tortillas. Using puff pastry, you can easily make vegetable samosas in the shape of samosa pinwheels, party-ready pull apart samosa wreath or even a jalapeno cheddar potato filling!
Air fryer frozen samosas help to get this delicious Indian snack quickly onto the table without a deep fryer! The best samosa is a crispy samosa which you can definitely achieve.
Why Air Fryer Samosas (Frozen)
Fast | Easy air fryer samosas are fast, saving you time and quick snacks.
Crispy | No deep frying for a healthier alternative.
Variations | While you only need frozen samosas, you can change up the samosa chutney or dipping sauce, which elevates samosa snacking!
Quick Tips For Air Frying Frozen Samosas
No need to defrost
No oil needed – oddly I found them crisper without oil. But feel free to use a cooking spray of pure oil or brush of olive oil or avocado oil on the outside of the samosas.
Best way to achieve crispiness: Place frozen samosas in a single layer with space between them for best results. It is fried by hot air flowing around, so make sure there is space so you get a crispy texture.
Use parchment paper to line the tray or air fryer basket – makes cleaning up a breeze
Recommend flipping halfway through
Watch them closely so they do not burn. Cook time varies depending on the thickness of the wedges and the size of your air fryer. Yours may need less time.
Air Fryer Cooking Times
Note, cooking time varies depending on the size of your air fryer and size of the samosas. Yours may work faster and need less cooking time so keep your eye on them.
|Type||Temp and Time||Brand||Notes|
|Cocktail||400F for 10-11 minutes||Deep||Smallest, one bite, mini|
|Samosa||400F for 12-13 minutes||Trader Joe’s||Medium sized Trader Joe’s samosas|
|Jumbo Samosa||400F for 13-15 minutes||Deep||Indian style large samosas with a delicious crispy edge, most commonly seen at Indian restaurants|
Samosa Dipping Sauces
Samosa dipping sauces are known as chutneys which are paired commonly with a variety of Indian food. They are vegetarian and all are also vegan. Most take only a few minutes to make!
I have 11+ samosa dipping sauces or chutneys on the site. The three most commonly served alongside samosa follow:
- Green sauce: Mint cilantro chutney or Cilantro chutney or hari chutney
- Brown sauce: Tamarind chutney or imli ki chutney (sweet chutney with notes of sour)
- Red sauce: Garlic chutney or lasan ki chutney
After the leftover samosas have cooled to room temperature, put them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to three days.
Reheating Frozen Samosa In Air Fryer
Reheat frozen samosas in an air fryer at 400F for 4-6 minutes by placing on a baking sheet and placing in a preheated oven or air fryer. Depending on the size you may need to add 2-3 more minutes but keep an eye on them.
Where to Buy
Frozen samosas are found in great variety in the frozen section of your local Indian grocery stores. You can also find alternative versions at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Wegmans, and really almost all major grocery chains.
They’ve become a popular and common tasty treat and easy appetizer.
Crispy Frozen Samosa In Air Fryer (Different Sizes)
- 1 air fryer
- 1 package frozen samosas
- Preheat air fryer to 400F.
- Place samosas on air fryer tray or in basket. I like to line with parchment paper.
- Once preheated, place tray in air fryer and air fry according to size of your samosa:Cocktail: 10-11 minutesRegular: 12-13 minutesJumbo: 14-15 minutes
- Flip once halfway through.
- Serve with samosa dipping sauce (see notes for recipe links).