Air-Fried Samosas with Cilantro Sauce

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Stuffed with tender potatoes and sweet peas and flavored with fragrant curry powder and garlic, these air-fried treats are a great part of a healthy Indian-inspired meatless Monday meal. Airfrying puff pastry gives these samosas a crisp, flaky texture.


Air-Fried Samosas with Cilantro Sauce




For the samosas:


  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup (5 oz./155 g) finely diced peeled russet potato
  • 1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz./75 g) thawed frozen peas
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water

For the cilantro sauce:


  • 1 cup (1 oz./30 g) packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) olive oil



1. To make the samosas, in a large nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and potato and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 12 minutes. Add the peas, curry powder, garlic and 1 tsp. salt and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl.


2. Preheat an air fryer to 390°F (199°C).


3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a 7-by-14-inch (18-by-35-cm) rectangle. Cut into 2 strips lengthwise, then into 4 sections crosswise to create 8 squares. Working with 1 pastry square at a time, lightly brush the edges with some of the egg wash. Spoon a scant 1 Tbs. potato mixture into the center. Fold the bottom right corner over to the top left corner, then press the edges with the tines of a fork to seal.


4. Carefully place 2 samosas in the variety cooking basket. Set the double layer rack inside the basket and place 2 samosas on the rack. Insert the basket into the air fryer. Cook, uncovered, until the pastry is evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Repeat with the remaining 4 samosas.


5. Meanwhile, make the cilantro sauce: In a mini food processor, combine the cilantro, garlic, 3/4 tsp. salt, the lemon juice and olive oil and process until the mixture reaches a pesto-like consistency. Serve the sauce alongside the samosas. Serves 4.





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