35 Best Air Fryer Indian Snacks Recipes


Quick Answer: Best Air Fryer Indian Snacks Recipes

Some of the best air fryer Indian snacks recipes are— popular snacks like Samosa, Onion Pakoda, Sabudana Vada, Medu Vada, Gobhi Manchurian, Bread Pakora, Aloo Tikki, and Vegetable Cutlets; Tandoori and Tikka snacks like Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Gobhi, Tandoori Aloo, and Chicken Tikka Kebab; and dry snacks like Roasted Chickpeas, Banana Chips, Masala Peanuts, Chana Jor Garam, and Cornflakes Chivda.

Here are 35 mind-blowing Indian snacks recipes that can be prepared in the comfort of your home with an air fryer.

Each of these recipes is chosen based on the Indian theme, its flavor appeal, its appetizing texture, and the ease with which it can be made in the said appliance.

As a foodie, I am constantly hungry, and I love Indian flavors. By deducing my needs, I have experimented with various Indian snacks to see which turn out well in an air fryer.

So, let’s get started!

Quick Table: 35 Best Air Fryer Snacks Recipes Indian

NamePrep Time (mins)
Paneer Tikka45
Onion Pakoras
Gobhi Manchurian
Roasted Chickpeas
Tandoori Gobhi
Banana Chips
Indian Bread Rolls
Chana Dal Fritters
Sabudana Vada
Tandoori Aloo
Masala Peanuts
Masala French Fries
Aloo Tikki
Fried Idli
Beetroot Tikki
Crispy Corn Pakoda
Maddur Vada
Vegetable Cutlets
Nan Khatai
Paneer Popcorn
Methi Muthia
Chicken Tikka Kebab
Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza20
Hara Bhara Kabab
Aloo Laccha
Litti Chokha
Medu Vada
Moong Dal
Bread Pakoda40
Namak Pare
Kothimbir Vadi
Chana Jor Garam
Cornflakes Chivda

1. Samosa

Total preparation time: 110 minutes

With a crispy crust, enveloping a spicy potato and peas filling— warm, freshly fried Samosas are mandatory at the snack table every time guests arrive.

Delectable beyond reasonable gluttony, Samosas can be made in a healthy fashion by using an air fryer.

Serve it as an evening snack, with some spicy and sweet chutney!

Here is a quick recipe by Sanjana.Feasts

2. Paneer Tikka

Total preparation time: 45 minutes

Paneer Tikka is a tongue-pleasing snack that garners immense appreciation from the crowd for its crispy texture and delicious tandoori flavors.

Cubed cottage cheese and crispy veggies are coated with a tandoori-mix marinade and air-fried till perfectly done.

It will make for an excellent snack— be it for a party or self-indulgence!

Check out this easy recipe by Tasty n Yummy

3. Onion Pakoras

Total preparation time: 55 minutes

Onion Pakoras and Indian milk tea are match-made in the kitchen for setting a wholesome evening vibe.

The onions are sliced and covered in a spiced batter, then air-fried. Add finely chopped green chilis and ginger to enhance its flavors.

It is the official favorite evening snack in India—enjoy it with some spicy-tangy chutney.

Here is a simple recipe by Fabtreats 45

4. Gobhi Manchurian

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

A classic dish from the Indo-Chinese cuisine— Gobhi Manchurian is a kid-friendly snack!

This dish is prepared by dipping the cauliflower florets in a batter and then air frying them till they get scrumptiously crispy.

The fried florets are then coated in a sticky, sweet & spicy sauce, which can be easily prepared at home.

Check out this yummy recipe by Bhavna’s Kitchen & Living

5. Roasted Chickpeas

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Are you looking for a healthy snack to binge on? Roasted Chickpeas are here to serve your needs!

Cooked chickpeas are air-fried with a bit of salt and oil before being coated in a generous layer of seasonings.

The result is a crunchy batch of Roasted Chickpeas that is flavor robust and ready for bingin’!

Here is a quick recipe by Kuch Pak Raha Hai

6. Tandoori Gobhi

Total preparation time: 23 minutes

Tandoori Gobhi is an exquisite snack, be it for yourself or a get-together.

Cauliflower florets are dressed in a delectable marinade of gram flour, yogurt, and tandoori spices and then air-fried till they get crisp.

Its flavor and texture game is on point, and the air fryer makes it easy to make several batches of it!

7. Banana Chips

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

Ditch your average bag of salty potato chips and switch to this utterly delicious snack of air-fried Banana Chips!

Healthier than the former, Banana Chips have a gratifying crunchy texture and a slightly sweet demeanor additional to its salty flavor profile.

Plus, this snack fits in every diet so there is no reason for hesitance.

Here is a quick recipe by My Sunshinesz

8. Indian Bread Rolls

Total preparation time: 25 minutes

Before you get confused, these aren’t the fluffy dinner rolls you’ve had so far.

Indian Bread Rolls are fashioned out of bread, stuffed with spicy filling, which is traditionally deep-fried. It has a crispy texture and enticing hue.

Its air fryer version has a similar crispy outer coating and flavors without the concerns of calories and health.

Check out this easy recipe by Healthy Kadai –

9. Chana Dal Fritters

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Also known as Paruppu Vada, this snack is quite popular in South India during tea-time.

Apart from having a satisfying crispy texture and mouthwatering flavors, it is a vegan and gluten-free snack.

Made from a chana dal batter which is laced with spices, it can be easily prepared with an air fryer.

Here is a tasty recipe by Philips India –

10. Sabudana Vada

Total preparation time: 22 minutes

Sabudana Vada has a compulsory appearance during auspicious fasts as it is good for the stomach and is incredibly yummy.

It is created from sabudana (sago), boiled potatoes, peanuts, and spices and is typically deep-fried.

But don’t worry it turns out completely fine in an air fryer as well, with no compromise on its taste or texture.

11. Tandoori Aloo

Total preparation time: 45 minutes

Tandoori Aloo is an extremely delicious snack that is made with potatoes covered in a marinade of Indian tandoori spices and yogurt.

Prepared in an air fryer, this dish is flavor robust and has a melt-in-mouth texture.

DIY recipe—

12. Masala Peanuts

Total preparation time: 15 minutes

Another binge-worthy snack that would go great with your upcoming movie/series marathon!

It is fashioned out of raw peanuts, coated in spiced rice flour batter, which is air-fried till it achieves the desirable crunch.

13. Masala French Fries

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

Even though the salt and pepper French Fries are a classic, but this version will sweep you off the ground!

With a crispy-outside-soft-inside texture resemblance to the basic fries, this snack thrives with spicy flavors of Indian Masaley.

14. Aloo Tikki

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

Aloo Tikki is a famous Indian street-style snack, beloved for its scrumptious flavor profile and crispy outer texture.

Served with sweet-tangy tamarind chutney or spicy green chutney, this snack owes its flavors to aromatic spices and herbs!

15. Fried Idli

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Idlis are cut into bite-size pieces, tossed in several spices, and then air-fried. The outcome is a crispy idli bite that retains its tenderness.

It’s the best way to reuse leftover idlis from breakfast!

16. Beetroot Tikki

Total preparation time: 45 minutes

With a pretty pink hue and delectable flavors, Beetroot Tikkis are a great substitute for Aloo Tikkis.

Made with beets, carrots, and aromatic spices— this snack is for all health-conscious folks! Pair it with tamarind chutney.

17. Crispy Corn Pakoda

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Crispy Corn Pakodas have a nice, crispy texture and a wholesome flavor scheme generated by the combination of sweet corn and spicy batter.

Typically, it garners its taste from onions, ginger, coriander leaves, and Indian home-style spices.

18. Maddur Vada

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

A special evening treat from Karnataka—Maddur Vada is the perfect evening snack to have with warm milk tea.

It is prepared with rice flour, semolina, all-purpose flour, curry leaves, ghee, and south Indian spices.

DIY recipe—

19. Vegetable Cutlets

Total preparation time: 45 minutes

Born from the union of mixed veggies, spices, and sometimes paneer— Vegetable Cutlets are a flavorsome Indian snack.

Traditionally deep-fried, this recipe holds well in an air fryer too. Plus, it is highly customizable!

DIY recipe—

20. Nan Khatai

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

Nan Khatai is an Indian cookie made with all-purpose flour, besan, sugar, ghee, and a dash of cardamom.

It is a light cookie that is delightfully crispy and melts like magic in the mouth.

21. Paneer Popcorn

Total preparation time: 25 minutes

Paneer Popcorn’s recipe is all about fresh paneer cubes, tossed in spice mix and breadcrumbs, being fried to cultivate a crispy yet tender texture.

It is a quick and healthy snack when made in an air fryer.

22. Methi Muthia

Total preparation time: 40 minutes

Hailing from the lands of Gujarat— Methi Muthia is a crispy, golden brown delicacy that makes for an elegant snack!

It has a sweet and tangy flavor scheme that is lightly touched with a hint of bitterness.

23. Chicken Tikka Kebab

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

Tender and juicy chicken pieces are drenched in a delicious marinade of yogurt, lime juice, and aromatic spices and then air-fried till perfection.

Packed with flavors, this can be served as evening snacks or as party appetizers.

DIY recipe—

24. Nippattu

Total preparation time: 27 minutes

These healthy rice flour crackers are a popular snack in South Indian regions.

Crispy and flushed with vibrant flavors— these crackers can be whipped up in just a few minutes in an air fryer.

25. Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

This is a magnificent example of East-meets-West cuisine.

Flavorsome marinated paneer, red peppers, diced onions, tomatoes, and cheese topping on a Naan base— sounds delicious, right?

Make this wholesome snack in your air fryer and enjoy the bliss!

26. Hara Bhara Kabab

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Created from potatoes, peas, spinach, and several Indian spices— this kebab is named after its greenish appearance.

This snack has superb taste, mouth-satisfying texture and can be made with ease in an air fryer.

27. Aloo Laccha

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Aloo Laccha is a light snack that can be chomped on while binge-watching any series.

Prepared with potatoes, salt, and olive oil— these spiral potato fries can be made ahead and stored in a jar.

28. Litti Chokha

Total preparation time: 90 minutes

This is the infamous snack of Bihar, India.

A cousin of Rajasthani Dal Bati— in this recipe the litti is an air-fried dough ball filled with sattu stuffing which is served with a mashed veggie mix (chokha).

29. Medu Vada

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

Medu Vada is a quintessential snack in South Indian cuisine and can also be served with sambhar as breakfast.

Crispy and full of flavors, its air-fried version scores low on the calorie count.

DIY recipe—

30. Moong Dal

Total preparation time: 35 minutes

This snack is high in demand and is packed and sold by gigantic food companies.

But the homemade air fryer version has much more flavors and a similar crunchy texture that will please your tongue and tummy!

31. Bread Pakoda

Total preparation time: 40 minutes

It’s almost like making a simple potato sandwich, covering it with gram flour batter, and then air frying it.

Except for the ingredients in this recipe which consists of chutney spread and potato filling robust with Indian spices.

32. Namak Pare

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

When your mid-night snack craving demands something salty and spicy— Namak Pare will become your most prized possession.

These Indian fried crackers are flavored with ghee and numerous Indian spices which adds a slight heat.

33. Kothimbir Vadi

Total preparation time: 40 minutes

Kothimbir Vadi is essentially made from coriander, different kinds of flour, and a lot of home-style Indian spices.

Full of flavors and spices, these vadis are topped with sesame seeds and served as a tea-time snack!

34. Chana Jor Garam

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

Flattened chickpeas are generously flavored with seasonings and then air-fried.

These crispy delights can then be tossed with lemon juice, diced tomatoes and onion, and spices for a mouth-watering snack! BTW, it can also be had by itself.

35. Cornflakes Chivda

Total preparation time: 40 minutes

Another make-ahead snack— Cornflakes Chivda can be prepared easily in an air fryer and stored for later use.

To simply explain— this is an Indian spicy trail mix of a sort that is highly customizable.

The Bottom Line

We hope this guide gave you a tour of the delicious snack land of India with an air fryer!

If you have any tips or suggestions, please let us know below.

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About Karen Wilson

Karen is a foodie to the core. She loves any variety of food - spicy or junk! Her slender body and height are deceiving, as she enjoys eating hearty meals that would leave most people gasping for air. She has an appetite for life, and wants everyone around her to share in it too.

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