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Air Fryer Mini Chicken Tikka Samosas

Are you looking for a delicious and easy snack or appetizer that will wow your guests? Do you love the crispy and spicy taste of samosas, but don’t want to deep-fry them or buy them from a store? If yes then you will love these air fryer mini chicken tikka samosas.

Air Fryer Mini Chicken Tikka Samosas

These mini samosas are made with ready-made pastry sheets filled with a flavorful chicken tikka mixture and cooked in an air fryer until golden and crisp.

They are perfect for parties, potlucks, or just a cozy evening at home. You can serve them with your favorite sauces dips salads or drinks. They are also great for making ahead and freezing for later use.

Why You’ll Love Easy Air Fryer Recipe

There are many reasons why this recipe is perfect for air frying such as.

  • Crispiness: Air frying gives the samosas a crispy and flaky texture without using any oil or grease. You can enjoy the crunch without the guilt.
  • Convenience: Air frying is faster and easier than deep-frying or baking. You don’t need to preheat the oven, monitor the oil temperature, or flip the samosas halfway through. You just need to place them in the air fryer basket, set the timer and temperature, and let the air fryer do its magic.
  • Speed: Air frying takes only about 15 minutes to cook the samosas, compared to 25 minutes in the oven or 10 minutes in hot oil. You can make a large batch of samosas in no time.
  • Health benefits: Air frying uses hot air to cook the food which reduces the fat and calorie content significantly. According to this study, air frying can reduce the fat content of potato chips by 50% compared to deep-frying. Air frying also preserves the nutrients and antioxidants in the food better than deep-frying or baking.

Ingredients And Notes

To make these air fryer mini chicken tikka samosas you will need the following ingredients.

  • Pastry sheets: You can use any type of pastry sheets for this recipe such as phyllo dough puff pastry or spring roll wrappers. I used phyllo dough because it is thin and light and gives a nice crunch to the samosas. You can find phyllo dough in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Make sure to thaw it before using it and keep it covered with a damp cloth to prevent it from drying out.
  • Chicken: You can use boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs for this recipe. Cut them into small pieces and marinate them with yogurt lemon juice salt ginger-garlic paste, garam masala turmeric red chili powder, and coriander powder. This will give them a tender and juicy texture and a rich and spicy flavor.
  • Onion: You will need one medium onion, finely chopped. Onion adds sweetness and crunch to the filling.
  • Oil: You will need some oil to sauté the onion and cook the chicken. You can use any neutral oil, such as vegetable oil canola oil, or sunflower oil.
  • Cilantro: You will need some fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped. Cilantro adds freshness and color to the filling.
  • Flour paste: You will need some flour paste to seal the edges of the samosas. To make it, simply mix some all-purpose flour with water until you get a thick paste.
  • Cooking spray: You will need some cooking spray to lightly coat the samosas before air frying. This will help them brown evenly and prevent them from sticking to the basket.

TOOLS TO MAKE THIS MINI CHICKEN TIKKA SAMOSA AIR FRYER

To make these air fryer mini chicken tikka samosas, you will need the following tools or equipment:

  • Air fryer: You will need an air fryer to cook the samosas. I used a 5.8-quart air fryer which can fit about 12 samosas at a time. You can use any brand or model of air fryer, but make sure to adjust the cooking time and temperature according to your air fryer’s manual.
  • Pastry brush: You will need a pastry brush to apply some flour paste and cooking spray on the samosas. You can use a silicone or a wooden pastry brush for this purpose.
  • Rolling pin: You will need a rolling pin to roll out the pastry sheets if they are too thick or uneven. You can use a wooden or a metal rolling pin for this purpose.
  • Knife: You will need a sharp knife to cut the pastry sheets and the chicken. You can use a chef’s knife or a utility knife for this purpose.
  • Cutting board: You will need a cutting board to chop the onion and cilantro, and to cut the pastry sheets and the chicken. You can use a wooden or a plastic cutting board for this purpose.
  • Mixing bowl: You will need a mixing bowl to marinate the chicken. You can use a glass or a metal mixing bowl for this purpose.
  • Skillet: You will need a skillet to sauté the onion and cook the chicken. You can use a non-stick or a cast-iron skillet for this purpose.
  • Spatula: You will need a spatula to stir and flip the onion and chicken in the skillet. You can use a wooden or a metal spatula for this purpose.
  • Measuring cups and spoons: You will need measuring cups and spoons to measure the ingredients for this recipe. You can use standard or metric units for this purpose.

How To Make Air Fryer Mini Chicken Tikka Samosas

Here is how you can make these air fryer mini chicken tikka samosas in easy steps.

  1. In a mixing bowl, add yogurt lemon juice salt ginger-garlic paste, garam masala turmeric red chili powder, and coriander powder. Mix well and add the chicken pieces. Coat them well with the marinade and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat some oil and add the onion. Sauté until soft and golden about 15 minutes. Add the marinated chicken and cook until done, stirring occasionally about 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let it cool slightly. Shred or chop the chicken into smaller pieces and mix with some cilantro.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 180°C 350°F for 10 minutes. Cut each pastry sheet into four equal strips. Place one strip on a flat surface and brush some flour paste on one end. Fold one corner of the strip over to form a triangle. Place about a tablespoon of filling on the triangle and fold it over again along the edge of the strip. Keep folding until you reach the end of the strip. Seal the edge with some more flour paste. Repeat with the remaining strips and filling.
  4. Spray some cooking spray on both sides of each samosa and place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd them or they will not cook evenly. Air fry for 15 minutes flipping halfway through until golden and crisp.
  5. Enjoy your air fryer mini chicken tikka samosas with your favorite sauces dips salads or drinks.

OVEN DIRECTIONS

If you don’t have an air fryer or prefer to bake your samosas in the oven, you can follow these steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    1. Prepare your samosas as instructed in step 3 of the air fryer method.
    2. Place the samosas on the prepared baking sheet and spray some cooking spray on them.
    3. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crisp.
    4. Enjoy your oven-baked mini chicken tikka samosas with your favorite sauces, dips, salads, or drinks.

TIPS & TRICKS

Here are some useful tips and tricks to make this recipe even better.

  • How to fold the samosas:
  • There are different ways to fold the samosas but I prefer this method. Cut each pastry sheet into four equal strips. Place one strip on a flat surface and brush some flour paste on one end. Fold one corner of the strip over to form a triangle. Place about a tablespoon of filling on the triangle and fold it over again along the edge of the strip. Keep folding until you reach the end of the strip. Seal the edge with some more flour paste. Repeat with the remaining strips and filling.
  • How to prevent them from bursting:
  • Sometimes, the samosas might burst open while cooking due to steam pressure or excess filling. To prevent this from happening make sure to not overfill the samosas leave some space for the filling to expand, and poke some holes in the top of the samosas with a fork before air frying. This will allow the steam to escape and keep the samosas intact.
  • How to adjust the spice level:
  • You can adjust the spice level of the filling according to your taste and preference. If you like it mild you can reduce the amount of red chili powder or skip it altogether. If you like it hot you can increase the amount of red chili powder or add some green chilies or cayenne pepper to the filling.
  • How to make them vegetarian or vegan:
  • You can easily make these samosas vegetarian or vegan by replacing the chicken with tofu, paneer, potatoes peas carrots, or any other vegetables of your choice. You can also use vegan yogurt and pastry sheets for the marinade and the wrapper.

What To Serve With Mini Chicken Tikka Samosas

These mini chicken tikka samosas are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them with some accompaniments to enhance their flavor and texture. Here are some suggestions on what to serve with them.

  • Sauces: You can serve these samosas with some sauces or dips that complement their spicy and savory taste. Some of the popular sauces for samosas are mint chutney tamarind chutney yogurt sauce tomato ketchup, or hot sauce.
  • Salads: You can serve these samosas with some salads that add some freshness and crunch to the dish. Some of the common salads for samosas are cucumber raita onion tomato salad carrot cabbage slaw, or green salad.
  • Drinks: You can serve these samosas with some drinks that refresh and hydrate your palate. Some of the refreshing drinks for samosas are lassi lemonade iced tea or water.

Make Ahead And Storage

These mini chicken tikka samosas are great for making ahead and storing for later use. Here is how you can do that.

  • Make ahead: You can make the filling and the samosas ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze them until you are ready to cook them. To refrigerate store the filling and the samosas in separate airtight containers for up to 3 days. To freeze wrap the samosas individually in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight before cooking.
  • Storage: You can store the cooked samosas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat them in the air fryer or oven before serving.

How To Reheat

If you have any leftover or stored samosas, you can reheat them in the air fryer or oven without losing their crispiness or flavor. Here is how you can do that.

  • Air fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 180°C 350°F for 10 minutes. Place the samosas in a single layer in the air fryer basket and air fry for 5 minutes flipping halfway through until hot and crisp.
  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the samosas on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes flipping halfway through until hot and crisp.

The Best Air Fryer Mini Chicken Tikka Samosas Recipes

Recipe by Shahzaib
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

250

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

Are you looking for a delicious and easy snack or appetizer that will wow your guests? Do you love the crispy and spicy taste of samosas, but don’t want to deep-fry them or buy them from a store? If yes then you will love these air fryer mini chicken tikka samosas.

Ingredients

  • Chicken You will need about 500 grams (1 pound)

  • Yogurt: You will need about 1/4 cup of plain yogurt for the marinade.

  • Lemon juice: You will need about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for the marinade.

  • Salt: You will need about 1 teaspoon of salt for the marinade.

  • Ginger-garlic paste: You will need about 2 teaspoons of ginger-garlic paste for the marinade.

  • Garam masala: You will need about 2 teaspoons of garam masala for the marinade.

  • Turmeric: You will need about 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric for the marinade.

  • Red chili powder: You will need about 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder for the marinade.

  • Coriander powder: You will need about 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder for the marinade.

  • Onion: You will need one medium onion, finely chopped, for the filling. Onion adds sweetness and crunch to the filling.

  • Oil: You will need some oil to sauté the onion and cook the chicken.

  • Cilantro: You will need some fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped, for the filling. Cilantro adds freshness and color to the filling.

  • Flour paste: You will need some flour paste to seal the edges of the samosas. To make it, simply mix some all-purpose flour with water until you get a thick paste.

  • Cooking spray: You will need some cooking spray to lightly coat the samosas before air frying.

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, add yogurt lemon juice salt ginger-garlic paste, garam masala turmeric red chili powder, and coriander powder. Mix well and add the chicken pieces. Coat them well with the marinade and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat some oil and add the onion. Sauté until soft and golden about 15 minutes. Add the marinated chicken and cook until done, stirring occasionally about 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let it cool slightly. Shred or chop the chicken into smaller pieces and mix with some cilantro.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 180°C 350°F for 10 minutes. Cut each pastry sheet into four equal strips. Place one strip on a flat surface and brush some flour paste on one end. Fold one corner of the strip over to form a triangle. Place about a tablespoon of filling on the triangle and fold it over again along the edge of the strip. Keep folding until you reach the end of the strip. Seal the edge with some more flour paste. Repeat with the remaining strips and filling.
  • Spray some cooking spray on both sides of each samosa and place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd them or they will not cook evenly. Air fry for 15 minutes flipping halfway through until golden and crisp.
  • Enjoy your air fryer mini chicken tikka samosas with your favorite sauces dips salads or drinks.

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    20 December 2023

    This recipe is very happy to show it to me family and friends thank you so much

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