Air Fryer Frozen Samosas

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Craving a bit of spicy South Asian flavor with a crispy outer pastry? Air fryer frozen samosas are for you!

Cooked right from frozen, these samosas in the air fryer are crispy on the outside and packed with hot filling on the inside!

crispy samosas on white plate with wood underneath and blue cloth behind
Air fryer frozen samosas are really good!

Recipe Tips

Before you make these frozen samosas in the air fryer, have a quick read through the recipe tips:

  • You don’t need to defrost the samosas first – you can cook them right from frozen.
  • Some frozen samosas contain oil in the outer pastry but if yours don’t (check the packaging) then you can spray your frozen samosas with a little bit of oil if desired.
  • You cooking time can vary based on what kind of filling is in your frozen samosas, the size of the samosas, and your air fryer.
  • Speaking of filling, make sure your samosas are fully cooked before removing them from the air fryer. Samosas with chicken filling for example will need to be thoroughly cooked to a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

If you are wondering how to make frozen samosas in the air fryer, rest assured – it’s super easy! You can follow the recipe process photos in this section if you like visuals.

Otherwise, just skip to the bottom for the recipe card!

frozen samosas in black air fryer tray on white counter
Place the frozen samosas into the preheated air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the air fryer is hot, add the frozen samosas into the air fryer tray in one even layer. There should be some space between them.

If they don’t already contain oil in the pastry crust (many do – check the ingredients for your brand!), feel free to spray them with some oil spray.

crispy samosas in black air fryer tray on counter with blue cloth behind
Cook the samosas until fully cooked and crispy.

Cook the frozen samosas at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 minutes total until fully cooked and lightly browned.

Flip them halfway through the cooking time. Make sure they are fully cooked through – especially if they contain meat. For chicken filling, the internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

The exact cooking time will vary by air fryer, the brand of frozen samosas you use, and their size.

cooked samosas on white plate on wooden board
Frozen samosas made in the air fryer are a great quick snack!

When done air frying, remove the cooked samosas and serve. Careful, they will be hot! Enjoy.

Storage Tips

Air-fried frozen samosas taste best when you enjoy them while they are hot and fresh. They tend to get soft as they cool off.

If you have leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge. Just don’t expect them to get as crispy as if they were freshly made.

However, if you reheat them in the air fryer, they might get some of their crispiness back.

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For more great frozen appetizers with pastry involved, check out these tasty creations from the air fryer!

cooked samosas on white plate on wooden board

Air Fryer Frozen Samosas

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Samosas are a great way to enjoy South Asian flavors. Cooked right from frozen, these frozen samosas end up perfectly crispy on the outside!

Ingredients

  • 4-6 frozen samosas
  • avocado oil spray (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once the air fryer is hot, add the frozen samosas into the air fryer tray in one even layer. There should be some space between them. If they don't already contain oil in the pastry crust (many do - check the ingredients for your brand!), feel free to spray them with some oil spray.
  3. Cook the frozen samosas at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 minutes total until fully cooked and lightly browned. Flip them halfway through the cooking time. Make sure they are fully cooked through - especially if they contain meat. For chicken filling, the internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact cooking time will vary by air fryer, the brand of frozen samosas you use, and their size.
  4. When done air frying, remove the cooked samosas and serve. Careful, they will be hot! Enjoy.

Notes

  • There's no need to defrost the frozen samosas first. You can cook them right from frozen.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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