Frozen Samosa In Air Fryer

Crispy delicious air fryer frozen samosas are ready within 15 minutes. Time estimates for three different sized samosas provided Plus, explore flavorful samosa dipping sauces to serve with this easy appetizer.
Crispy frozen cocktail samosas with samosa sauce.

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!

Jumbo frozen samosa air fried.

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

Preheat oven

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.

Crispy air fryer samosas on a plate.

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.

TypeTemp and TimeBrandNotes
Cocktail400F for 10-11 minutesDeepSmallest, one bite, mini
Samosa400F for 12-13 minutesTrader Joe’sMedium sized Trader Joe’s samosas
Jumbo Samosa400F for 13-15 minutesDeepIndian 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!

Samosas are a popular appetizer or snack but they are incomplete without chutneys!

I have 11+ samosa dipping sauces or chutneys on the site.  The three most commonly served alongside samosa follow:

Storing

After the leftover samosas have cooled to room temperature, put them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to three days.

green chutney and apple butter chutney

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.

Other easy air fryer recipes to try are Air Fryer Frozen French Toast Sticks and Air Fryer Toaster Strudel.

Crispy frozen cocktail samosas with samosa sauce.

Crispy Frozen Samosa In Air Fryer (Different Sizes)

Shilpa Joshi
Crispy delicious air fryer frozen samosas are ready within 15 minutes. Time estimates for three different sized samosas provided Plus, explore flavorful samosa dipping sauces to serve with this easy appetizer.
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Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package frozen samosas

Instructions
 

  • 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 minutes
    Regular: 12-13 minutes
    Jumbo: 14-15 minutes
  • Flip once halfway through.
  • Serve with samosa dipping sauce (see notes for recipe links).

Notes

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.
Refer to nutrition facts on your packaged frozen samosas.  Nutrition facts vary dependent on size, type, and brand.

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 160kcal
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