The best air fryer Indian recipes out there on the internet directly from Indian bloggers.
Something I love about air fryers is their ability to create the most delicious kind of food no matter what kind of cuisine it is. That stands true to Air Fryer Indian recipes and even Air Fryer South Indian recipes.
While some dishes are traditionally deep-fried or baked, an air fryer creates a crispness to foods that you will want to have time and time again.
You can enjoy everything from snacks to breakfast to dinner.
The best part? It cuts down on your cook time! An air fryer cooks about 25% faster (or more in some cases) faster than the normal oven.
While cooking, it uses 360 air circulation to cook the top and bottom and create an even crisper top than the oven.
I’ve included vegetarian and non-vegetarian (veg and non-veg) recipes to meet your dietary restrictions, so whether you eat chicken, fish, bread, pakora, or vegetables, this list has you covered.
This list is curated by the best Indian bloggers on the internet that post air fryer recipes. They’re delicious, flavorful, and authentic (minus the fried in oil part).
Use these Indian air fryer recipes to find your favorite traditional recipes and recreate them in the air fryer.
What is the Best Air Fryer for Indian Cooking in the USA?
While it can be tempting to spend the most money and think you are getting the best air fryer, that is not always the case.
When buying an air fryer, you want to think about what kind of recipes you will make. What kind of Indian recipes will you make in your air fryer? How many people will you be cooking for?
I personally use and love the Cosori Air Fryer. It’s suited to make meals for about 4 people at one time, which is perfect for my family.
The Cosori has a square basket, which gives more surface area than the normal circular basket most air fryers have.
This is crucial when making recipes that need to be cooked in one layer and can’t be stacked, like chicken tikka kebabs (I use the Cosori Accessory Kit‘s skewers).
It’s also one of the more budget-friendly air fryers, so it’s a win-win!
You can read more about my personal review of the Cosori Air Fryer.
If you’re looking for a bigger air fryer oven, I recommend the Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer.
It’s a toaster oven and air fryer all in one and is so big it can cook an entire 12-inch pizza inside it all at once. It can even hold up to 3 pounds of food!
Feel free to look at the list of best air fryers in this article to make sure you make the best decision for your family’s needs.
More Air Fryer Recipes:
The Best Indian Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Samosas
A delicious healthy samosa recipe to make right in your air fryer.
Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Kebab
Try out this delicious and easy air fryer chicken tikka kebob. It's one of the most popular non-vegetarian Indian appetizers in the world and is a must-try!
Air Fryer Spicy Bombay Potatoes
A 25-minute way to cook Spicy Bombay Potatoes air fryer Indian recipe. It's full of authentic flavors and can even be made in the Instant Pot!
Air Fryer Cauliflower Curry
This cauliflower curry air fryer meal can be made entirely in one dish! It takes Indian spices and puts them all together in one pot to a flavorful curry punch. It's completely vegetarian too!
Air Fried Kurkuri Bhindi / Vegan Fried Okra
A delicious vegetarian Indian dish made to crispy perfection in an air fryer. The best part? You can make it in 10 minutes.
Air Fryer Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza
I am obsessed with air fried naans and this Air Fryer Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza is no different. The crust gets a nice crispy outside while letting all the spices soak into the yummy dinner dish.
Air Fryer Tandoori Fish Tikka
This Tandoori Fish Tikka no veg dish is marinated with a classic Indian tandoori masala to make an extra tasty air fryer appetizer.
Includes directions to cook in an air fryer and air fryer oven!
Air Fryer Chicken Jalfrezi
This delicious Air Fryer Chicken Jalfrezi recipe is made in just 25 minutes inside your air fryer. It's the perfect non veg Indian chicken recipe to enjoy!
Paneer 65 Recipe (Hyderabadi Paneer Starter)
This Hyderabadi paneer starter recipe is deliciously bright, flavorful, spicy and super easy to make.
Air Fryer Healthy Plantain chips / Healthy Banana chips
These air fried plantains are the perfect Indian air fryer snack. They are made up in minutes thanks to the 360 air movement inside an air fryer.
Air Fryer Paruppu Vadai/ Chana Dal Fritter
A well-known Southern Indian snack that becomes incredibly crispy when air fried. You won't want to go back to the deep fried version afte this!!
Air Fryer Indian Bread Roll
An incredible Air Fryer Indian recipe that can be filled with multiple options, including a spicy potato filling you need to try.
While the potatoes and stuffing are cooked in an Instant Pot, they can easily be made on the stove instead.
Air Fryer Onion Bhaji/Pakora
This recipe is basically an air fryer pakora recipe. It's a great alternative to deep-frying the snack to enjoy them a healthier way.
Air Fryer Dal Bafla (Dal Bati)
This traditional Indian dish has the perfect amount of crispiness on the outside and soft core inside.
2 thoughts on “22 Best Air Fryer Indian Recipes”
Lovely collection. I love to cook in my air fryer. Thank you for including my chana dal fritters. Pinning.
Thank you for sharing. Recently bought an air fryer. Really wanted indian recipes I could make in it