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Baked Samosas (Air Fryer & Oven)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 24 samosas
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp light cooking oil for spraying or light brushing

For the Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light cooking oil
  • a big pinch of salt
  • water as needed

For the Filling

  • 1 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 2-3 medium-sized potatoes boiled and cubed into tiny pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

For the Dough

  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and slowly add in a bit of water at a time to form into a nice soft dough. Divide the dough into 24 equal parts and set aside.

For the Filling

  • Saute cumin seeds in hot oil in a large skillet till they start to sizzle. Add in spices and peas, and fry for a few seconds just to warm through - be careful not to let it burn.
  • Add in the potato cubes, season with salt and mix everything well. Mix in fresh coriander leaves and mix again. Set aside to cool.

For the Samosas

  • Roll out each dough ball into circular discs about half a centimetre thick. Cut the circles in half, to form two semi-circles.
  • Taking each semi-circle, roll one end to the other forming a cone. Press the edge of the cone slightly with your fingers to prevent it from opening. Fill each cone with about 2 tablespoons of the potato filling. Press and seal the open edges together to tightly close, forming a pyramid-like shape.
  • Place the prepared Samosa on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Continue for the remaining of the dough.
  • For the Air Fryer: Spray or brush a very light coating of oil on the top of the Samosas, and bake them in an Air Fryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning them over once in between. Serve hot with some Green Chutney on the side!
  • For the Oven: Spray or brush a very light coating of oil on the top of the Samosas, and bake them in a 400 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes, turning them over once in between. Serve hot with some Green Chutney on the side!

Notes

To freeze the Samosas for later use, allow the prepared samosas to cool in the fridge for a few hours and then store them in sealed bags in the freezer. When ready to bake, just remove from the freezer and follow the baking instructions without thawing them.
I’ve used my Hamilton Beach Digital Air Fryer for this recipe, but any kind of Air Fryer will work.