12 Philips Airfryer Recipes for Indian Kitchen

Nowadays, Philips’ Airfryer devices have been creating a lot of buzz in India. And recently, I have also seen our own MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor promoting this kitchen gadget on some of his cooking shows, which is where it caught my attention.

I never thought that baking and frying can be done so easily without much supervision. When you see revolutionary products like these in the market, you get the sense that our future is going to be quite awesome.

Although most of the Airfryer variants are somewhat bulky in nature, I’m sure that we will not have to worry about such kitchen tools in years to come.

Remember the computers of 80’s & 90’s? They are disappeared now!

 As the awareness of eating healthy food increases in our country, people will surely start caring more about the hygiene factor in their daily meals. And then, we will probably have more improved products for our traditional delicacies.

Since Airfryer is relatively a new concept, many of you might want to learn about its vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian recipes. Hence, I thought I should write a dedicated post of Airfryer recipes for Indian kitchen.

Here’s how to make Indian recipes in Philips Airfryer –

I have divided these recipes in three parts i.e. Baking Recipes, Veg Frying Recipes and Non-Veg Frying Recipes for your convenience. Please check them accordingly.

Note – Don’t forget to grease the food items and cooking grill before preheating the machine.

1. Oreo Biscuit Cake

  1. Grind 10-12 biscuits in your regular mixer to fine consistency.
  2. Take it out in a bowl and add the milk (1 cup), baking soda (1/2 teaspoon), baking powder (1 teaspoon) and slivered almonds (1 tablespoon) in it.
  3. Mix it well and make sure there are no lumps in it.
  4. Grease the baking pan with oil and pour your batter into it. Set it properly.
  5. Preheat the system on 200°C for 3 minutes and place your pan in it for 8 minutes.

Tip: You can also sprinkle some dry-fruits on top of the batter. It brings nice roasted flavor to the Oreo cake.

2. Nankhatai/Cookies

  1. Get the gram flour (1/2 cup), semolina (1 cup) and all purpose flour (maida – 1 cup) in a bowl. Mix them.
  2. Now, add the ghee (1 tablespoon), powdered sugar (1 cup), vanilla essence (1 teaspoon) in the same bowl.
  3. Mix everything nicely and prepare the dough. Set it aside for half an hour.
  4. With this dough, make small Nankhatai-shaped cookies and place sliced pistachios on them.
  5. Preheat the airfryer on 180°C for 3 minutes and bake the Nankhatais for 10-12 minutes or until crisp brown.

For cookies, you may follow the same steps with few variations.

3. Samosa

For stuffing mix:

  1. Boil 2 potatoes and half cup of green peas in water. Mash the potatoes, when done.
  2. Put the mashed potatoes and peas in a bowl. In this, add the garam masala powder (2 teaspoon), ginger-garlic paste (1 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1 teaspoon), turmeric powder (1 teaspoon) and salt. Mix well together.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a kadai on medium flame. Add cumin seeds (1/2 teaspoon) in it and wait till they splutter.
  4. When you get the nice aroma, add the prepared mixture into it.
  5. Stir-fry it for a couple of minutes so that the spices get cooked. Keep it aside in a bowl.

Note – You may also use Poha (flattened rice) instead of potatoes.

For coating:

  1. Meanwhile, get the all purpose flour (Maida – 2 cups), carom seeds (Ajwain – 1 teaspoon), melted ghee (1-2 teaspoon) and some water in another bowl. Knead it into a dough.
  2. Cover the dough for half an hour.
  3. When the dough rises in size, make small ‘Puris/Rotis’ out of it, and cut them into half.
  4. With the help of fingers, prepare samosa pockets as per your need.

For frying:

  1. Stuff the mixture inside samosa pockets and close the sides with water.
  2. Brush oil on the outer covering of samosas.
  3. Preheat the system on 180°C for 5 minutes and place the samosa pieces in tray.
  4. Let it cook for 18-20 minutes on the same temperature until you get the desired color.

Note – While making this dish for kids, you may use avoid some hot spices. Find more kids’ snack ideas here.

4. Potato Wedges/French Fries

  1. Marinate potato wedges with salt, turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), red chilli powder (2 teaspoon), cumin powder (1/2 teaspoon) & dry mango powder (1/2 teaspoon). Keep them aside for half an hour.
  2. Preheat the Airfryer on 180°C for 3 minutes.
  3. Place the potato wedges in frying pan and brush them with little bit of oil.
  4. Cook them for 15 minutes on same temperature and shake them in between.

Note – The french fries recipe is pretty much similar to the recipe mentioned above. Skip the spices except turmeric powder while making french fries.

5. Cheese Balls

  1. In a mixing bowl, get the boiled & mashed potatoes (2 nos.), turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1 teaspoon), black pepper powder (1/2 teaspoon), cumin powder (1/2 teaspoon), breadcrumbs (half cup) and salt.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Prepare concave patties with the mixture and place a cheese cube inside the hollow space. Close the patty and make perfect round-shaped balls. Dust them with cornflour.
  4. Preheat the unit on 200°C for five minutes and put the greased cheese balls in it for 10 more minutes.

6. Veg. Fritters/Pakoda

  1. Make your thick pakoda batter using gram flour (half cup), salt, turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1 teaspoon) and cumin powder (1/2 teaspoon).
  2. Now, put your favorite veggies or simply onion juliennes in it. Mix well.
  3. Place the fritters on butter paper and gently brush them with oil.
  4. Preheat the Airfryer on 200°C for 3 minutes and cook them for about 10 minutes.

7. Chakli/Murukku

  1. Get Chakli mix in a bowl, and add some salt, water and oil in it.
  2. Knead it into a dough and prepare Chaklis with the Chakli maker.
  3. Place them on butter paper and brush them with oil.
  4. Preheat the system on 180°C for 5 minutes and cook them for 12 minutes or until you get the desired crispiness.

Note – Murukkus can be prepared in this fashion, so follow the same instructions. Other than these two items, you can also make air-fried Shev, Shakkarpare & Karanji/Gujiya for healthy Diwali faral.

8. Stuffed Okra/Bharwan Bhindi

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the gram flour (3-4 tablespoon), chopped onions (1 tablespoon), freshly grated coconut (2 tablespoon), garam masala powder (1 teaspoon), turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1/2 teaspoon), dry mango powder (1/2 teaspoon), cumin powder (1/2 teaspoon) & salt.
  2. Mix these ingredients and prepare thick masala for stuffing.
  3. Get the deseeded bhindis and stuff this masala into them. Brush some oil on them.
  4. Cook the bharwan bhindis in preheated Airfryer for 12 minutes.

Likewise, you should be able to make more stuffed vegetable recipes like Bharwan Shimla mirchi, Bharwan Bhavnagri mirchi and Bharwan tomatoes etc. Just prepare the stuffing as per your liking.

9. Veg. Tawa Fry/Tawa Sabzi

  1. Slit the okra (2-3 nos.), shallots (2 nos.), cherry tomatoes (4.5 nos.), peeled baby potatoes (2-3 nos.), brinjals (2-3 nos.) into halves by keeping their one side attached.
  2. Now, get the garam masala powder (1/2 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1 teaspoon), turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), dry mango powder (1/2 teaspoon), black pepper powder (1/2 teaspoon) and salt in a bowl. Mix them well.
  3. Use this masala mixture to stuff & coat the veggies.
  4. Preheat the Airfryer on 200°C for 3 minutes and put all veggies in the fryer basket. Cook them for 10 minutes.

You will need to check the veggies in the middle of this process, as the cooking time differs for each vegetable.

10. French Toast

  1. Prepare thick batter with the help of besan (4 tablespoon), chopped onions (3-4 tablespoon), chopped green chillies (2 teaspoon), turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1/2 teaspoon), asafoetida (1/2 teaspoon) and salt.
  2. Apply the batter on your breads with spoon or fork and put them on a butter paper or Aluminum foil.
  3. Preheat the fryer on 200°C for 3 minutes. Place the breads in basket and brush them with oil. Cook them on 180°C for 3-4 minutes.

11. Chicken Tandoori/Grilled Chicken

  1. For marination, get the hung curd (half cup), turmeric powder (1 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1 teaspoon), chicken masala powder (1 teaspoon) and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix it well and make sure there are no lumps in the batter.
  2. Make gashes on the chicken pieces (2-3 nos.) and coat the marinade on them. Refrigerate them for 5-6 hours.
  3. On room temperature, grease the chicken pieces with some melted ghee or oil.
  4. Preheat the Airfryer on 200°C for 5 minutes and place them gently in the basket. Fry the chicken for 15 minutes at 180°C, and don’t forget to move them in between.

Note – Tangdi Kebabs, Chicken Tikka Kebabs and Mutton Seekh Kebab can also be fried in same manner as I’ve mentioned in above recipe.

12. Prawns Cutlet

  1. In a mixing bowl, get the minced prawns (1/2 cup), breadcrumbs (1/2 cup), finely chopped onions (2-3 tablespoon), ginger-garlic paste (1 teaspoon), turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon), red chilli powder (1/2 teaspoon), cumin powder (1/2 teaspoon), black pepper powder (1/2 teaspoon), dry mango powder (1/2 teaspoon) and salt.
  2. Mix these ingredients together and make small cutlets out of it. Dust them with maida or any other flour of your choice.
  3. Preheat the Airfryer on 200°C for 3 minutes and cook the cutlets on 180°C for 5-6 minutes.

Tip: Add some chopped dry fruits in the mixture if you like nutty texture in your prawns cutlets.

Conclusion

Philips team has done a great job by introducing this Airfryer in India. It certainly is a premium product, but it can reduce your oil intake by considerable level. So, I don’t think there is any harm in shelling out a few bucks for your health.

I have also compared Philips Airfryer with Kenstar’s new airfryer unit. Have a look :- Kenstar Oxy Fryer vs Philips AirFryer

As far as recipes are concerned, you will need to practice them for some time to get the perfection. However, the day you will learn to cook them, you won’t look back to the deep frying methods.

If you have already mastered the art of cooking in an airfryer, please do share your recipes, tips and tricks with all of us in the comment section.

49 comments… add one
  • Mike

    Hi, thanks for these recipes – I love the Airfryer and I love Indian food so I will try a few of these.
    First up I would like to try and make the samosa (recipe 3) but I need to know how big the “small roti/puri” needs to be when rolled out and also how to fold them to make a proper samosa – can you please let me know?

    • Hi Mike,

      I’m glad that you love Indian food and want to explore our recipes.

      For Samosa’s outer coating, you should make palm-sized rotis out of the dough.

      You can easily learn this technique from Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi’s Samosa preparation video – https://youtu.be/iIVJN0Yz1Y0?t=8m8s

      I hope it helps you answer your queries. If you still want to know more, please let me know.

  • Chandrika

    Sir I would like to know how much to set temperature for preheating the unit and cooking recipes. Is there any standard ?

    • Hi Chandrika,

      You can preheat the device at 180°C for 3 minutes.

      Preheating is not really a mandatory step. If you don’t know how to preheat your Airfryer, you can simply ignore it. It’ll just increase your cooking time by few minutes.

      However, I’d suggest you to preheat the Airfryer whenever you need to perform uniform cooking.

  • ANAHITA

    Recently purchased the Philips Airfryer and would like more chicken recipes and koftas / meat ball recipes. Have tried the chicken 65 recipe. Has come out well.. Some more chicken gravy dishes also.

    • Hi Anahita,

      I’m glad that you’re enjoying the Airfryer experience. It’s definitely a great device to have in your kitchen.

      As far as recipes are concerned, I’ll surely post more chicken recipes soon. Till then, keep experimenting with easy to make dishes.

  • Pooja

    I’ve recently purchased Philips airfryer, & I’ve just read your cake recipe.

    Should I use it without grill? Then how it’ll work? Can you please explain it? Thanks.

    • Hi Pooja,

      You don’t have to remove the basket grill for cake preparation. Just put the cake batter in a baking pan, and then place it inside the airfryer machine.

  • Lyne wood

    I have just purchased an Russell Hobbs air fryer, but unfortunately I don’t have a recipe book can you please inform me where I can purchase one. I have taken a note of the ones you have recommended and I will try them. Thanks for your help. Lyne Wood.

    • Hi Lyne,

      I think you will need to ask the company for specific recipes related to your airfryer. You may also look for airfryer cookbooks on Amazon.

  • Renee

    Hey, I just recently got an airfryer from prestige. Do I have to set the same temperature and time for the other brand’s air fryer as well? please reply. 🙂

    • Hi Renee,

      Congrats on your new airfryer!

      Yes, you can preheat your airfryer device on similar temperature, though it’d be difficult to mention accurate temperature for Prestige’s device.

      I’d suggest you to check some of the official recipe videos on their website.

  • Nishtha

    Can we bake in airfryer?

    If we can, what kind of bowl to use, I mean the material – nonstick plastic?

    • Hi Nishtha,

      Yes, you can bake in airfryer. Here are some tips for you – Bake a Cake in Airfryer.

      Talking about the baking mould, I wouldn’t take the risk of using plastic bowl in airfryer system. It may or may not handle the high temperature. You may, however, use a small metal pan for baking purpose.

  • Bhavani Venugopal

    How can you air fry fish using airfryer?

    • Hi Bhavani,

      Well, you can fry fish fillets or pieces in many different styles, including Rava Fry, Tandoori Fish or simply Masala Fish Fry.

  • Vinayak Apte

    Hi,
    We are just thinking to buy Philips 8020 Model.
    Please tell me VERY HONESTLY, if I can make most of Indian fried recipes like Bhajiya, Cutlets,Chakali, some Farsan items, using this Airfryer? [read about samosa above]. Most odd item is dry ONION BHAJJI also called “Khekada” Bhajji. Can this be made using this?

    I know it won’t taste as good as deep fried one BUT Honestly how good are they, say 30%–60% –80% as regards goodness on TASTE parameters?

    • Hi Vinayak,

      I’m not sure about Philips 8020 model, but I can tell you about Philips Viva Collection HD9220 Air Fryer.

      You can prepare almost all the items in airfryer that you’ve mentioned in your comment. However, I don’t think it’s possible to make Farsan in it.

      Khekada Bhaji/Kanda Bhaji can also be prepared in this device, though you will have to brush a little bit of oil on them during this process.

      Regarding the taste, it tastes quite good and I’d certainly rate it around 75-80% if not more.

      I hope this information helps in resolving your doubts.

  • Anita

    Hi,
    Please suggest the best model of Philips airfryer for baking, frying and grilling.

    • Hi Anita,

      I’ve already mentioned one model in the above reply to Vinayak. Please check it out.

  • Alka Pillai

    Wanted to know how to place the food to be fried in the fryer. Should it be always on the grill provided or can we place a steel plate inside for wet content which may tend to drip?

    Also how do we clean the grill since it can’t be washed with water as it’s electronic and food particles get stuck on the grill?

    • Hi Alka,

      You can use any metal mould on the basket, though it should be made up of oven-safe material. Do not put it on the airfryer pan.

      For cleaning tips, I think you should check out their official guide and FAQs. You will get sufficient information there.

  • Vidya

    Hi,

    Thanks for the recipes and information on the Air Fryer.

    I would like to know as to whether I need to buy additional bowls etc. to be kept in the fryer pan? If yes, what are their specifications? Thanks.

    • Hi Vidya,

      There is no need to buy additional equipments along with AirFryer. You can cook everything in the device itself.

      If you want to bake a cake in this system, you can purchase or use any oven-safe mould depending on your desired cake shapes.

  • Sumita

    Can we make pooris in air fryer?

    • Hi Sumita,

      I don’t think it’s possible to make Poori in AirFryer devices. For Pooris, you need good amount of oil to cook them properly.

      You can, however, air-fry store bought Pooris required for Panipuri/Golgappa.

  • Vijayaraghavan

    Interesting to observe the views of many people. Can we prepare Sambar/Rasam etc. using Air-Fryer?

    • Nope. Airfryer devices are meant for frying with no/less oil purpose.

  • Neha

    Hi

    In your nankhatai recipe, there are just dry ingredients and nothing to bind them together for the dough. Please correct the recipe. Looking forward to bake them soon.

    • Hey Neha,

      You don’t really need any other binding ingredient for this recipe, as we already use ghee/clarified butter to prepare the dough. Do not use water to form your dough for Nankhatai.

  • Vidya

    Hi
    You have given cake recipe in air fryer but I want to know if I pour the batter into airfryer pan then wont it drip down?

  • Deepali

    Hi,
    Can we use silicone moulds in Air Fryer?

    • Hi Deepali,

      Yes, you can use Silicone moulds in Philips Airfryer.

  • Rochelle

    Can silicon moulds be used in air fryer?

    • Hi Rochelle,

      Yes, you can use them in your Philips Airfryer.

  • Archana

    Hi, Please suggest what kind of utensils(aluminium, stainless steel, glass) can go inside an airfryer (Philips model 9220).

    • Hi Archana,

      As recommended by Philips, you can use any oven-safe utensil in your airfryer. Please refer to their official website for more information.

  • Japneet

    Hi !
    Can we use paper cups in phillips airfryer?

    • Hi Japneet,

      Yes, you can use oven-safe paper cups in Philips Airfryer.

  • Sunitha

    Hi,

    What is a good binding agent to make cutlets, falafel etc?
    Should I use potato or bread crumbs?

    • Hi Sunitha,

      Both of them serve as good binding agents for Cutlets and Falafel recipes. Breadcrumbs will help in getting the extra crunch and Potatoes always bring soft and fluffy texture to such snacks.

  • Vidhi

    Hi.. Tried stuffed okra.. Only preheating temp is mentioned in the recipe. Please also mention cooking temp and time. I tried 200.c for 15-20 mins but didn’t cook. The gram flour was still raw.

    • Hi Vidhi,

      Please use less onions while making the stuffing, which will help reduce the moisture content and cook the Bhindis properly. You may also use breadcrumbs in your stuffing.

  • Dipti

    How many chaklis can we fry at one time? Can we overlap them or will they get stuck?

    • Hi Dipti,

      You can fry upto 4-5 chaklis depending on their sizes. Please don’t overlap them as you may not get the best results.

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