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indian samosas recipe

Air Fryer Samosas With Sweet Potato And Pork

Evenly crispy on the outside, with Indian spiced sweet potato and meat on the inside, these air fryer samosas are irresistible!
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 12 samosas


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large onion, diced finely
  • 16 oz ground sausage (can substitute ground beef, ground turkey/chicken or ground meat alternative)
  • 10 oz cooked green peas (I steamed a bag of frozen peas, but can also use canned)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water, plus more for sealing egg roll edges
  • 12 pre-made egg roll wrappers


  • Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, or whatever ground meat you are using, to the pan and break up with a wooden spoon. Toss in the diced onion and cook until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Add the cubed sweet potato to the pot and stir to combine. Pour in 1/4 cup water and place the lid on the dutch oven. Allow the ingredients to cook for 15-20 minutes, until the sweet potato is easily pierced with a fork.
  • Remove the lid and make a well in the middle of the dutch oven. Add the fresh minced ginger, salt and all of the spices to this well and cook for 30 seconds, mixing the aromatics the entire time with the wooden spoon. Once the 30 seconds is over, mix the spices completely into the sweet potato mixture.
  • Remove the dutch oven from the heat. Using a hand held masher, mash the sweet potatoes into the sausage and spices. Now pour in the cooked peas, and mix to combine.
  • Place the egg roll wrappers on a clean surface, along with a small bowl of water. Place the first wrapper you are using in a diamond shape. Scoop 2-3 tbsp of the sweet potato mixture into the middle of the egg roll, just south of the midline.
  • Fold the bottom corner up and tuck it under the food, making sure it is tight. Now fold the two side corners over. Dip your fingers in the water and run them along the seams of the corners to seal the egg roll.
  • Now tightly roll the egg roll up towards the top corner. Once it is completely rolled, dip your fingers in the water again and run them along the seams to seal the egg roll. Do this for each egg roll. SEE BLOG POST IMAGES

To Air Fry:

  • Place as many egg rolls as will fit seam side down into the air fryer. Make sure there is a small space between each egg roll (the amount you can fit will vary depending on air fryer size). Place the crisper lid over the tray (if you have one), then the regular lid. Set the air fryer to 'air fry' at 400 degrees F for 6 minutes. Once the 6 minutes is up, flip them and repeat for another 6 minutes.
  • Repeat in batches until all of the egg rolls are cooked! Enjoy!


To Freeze:
Stuff the wrappers and seal the edges before stacking them in a freezer safe container with parchment paper between each layer. They can stay frozen for up to 3 months.
To reheat frozen samosas in the air fryer, spray each frozen samosa with cooking spray and place in a single layer on the bottom of your air fryer. Set the air fryer to 350 degrees F, cook for 12 minutes, carefully flip them using tongs, and cook for an additional 6 minutes until cooked through and crispy.
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