What to cook in an air fryer
What to cook in an air fryer
Posted on Oct 29, 2022

Did you recently get yourself a new air fryer? Or, maybe you've had one for a while but never experimented beyond air-fried fries or air-fried samosas? Delicious as they are, we have 4 air fryer recipes to expand your culinary horizons.


Let's start with a sweet snack!



2 cups Maida

1/4 cup Ghee

1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Milk

Oil, as required


Step 1 - Preheat your air fryer to 200°C.

Step 2 - Mix the ghee and sugar until fluffy.

Step 3 - Gradually add maida, and mix well with your hands till you achieve a breadcrumb-type mixture.

Step 4 - Gradually add the milk till you get a firm dough, pressable with your fingers.

Step 5 - Take out a large portion. Grease your rolling board, and use your rolling pin (also greased with ghee) to roll the portion out to a thick disc. Proceed to cut that into diamond or square shapes.

Step 6 - Air fry the cut-up discs at 200°C for 8-10 minutes.

Step 7 - Plate and serve up the goodies!



How about a perfect chai time partner?

Zucchini Chickpea Tikkis

Juicy delicious meat cutlets on a dark table. russian cuisine.


1/2 cup Boiled Chickpeas

1 cup Grated Zucchini

1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder

1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder

A pinch of Turmeric Powder

Salt, to taste

1 teaspoon Chaat Masala

1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes

1 cup Crushed Cornflakes (for coating the tikkis)

1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder


Step 1 - Grind the boiled chickpeas. Add them and the grated zucchini to a big bowl. Mix in all of the spices.

Step 2 - Mould circular tikkis with your hands, then coat them with crushed cornflakes.

Step 3 - Preheat your air fryer to 180°C.

Step 4 - Put the tikkis in the air fryer basket, brush it with a little oil and cook at 180°C for 20 minutes. Flip them over at the 10-minute mark.

Step 5 - Serve them hot with any sauce or dips of your choice!



Hungry for some main course?

Tandoori Chicken

Baked chicken wings in the asian style and tomatoes sauce on plate


3-4 Chicken Pieces

1 tablespoon White Vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste

1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder

1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder

2 tablespoons Tandoori Chicken Masala Powder

1 Lemon Juice

1/4 teaspoon Orange Red Food Colour


Step 1 - Wash the chicken, and add deep gashes on the chicken pieces.
Step 2 - Dip them in vinegar for 5 minutes.

Step 3 - Add all the dry spices, and food colour and prepare a thick paste with a splash of water or oil.

Step 4 - Apply the paste on the chicken pieces and let it marinate.

Step 5 - Preheat your air fryer to 180°C for 5 minutes. Then add your chicken to the basket and cook for 20-22 minutes, making sure to flip at the halfway mark.

Step 6 - Serve it on a platter with green chutney or other sauces of your choice!



End with a delicious dessert!

Banana Muffins

Banana cake


1 tbsp Baking Powder

1 pinch Salt

2 Ripe Bananas

A handful of Walnuts

1/2 cup Melted Butter

2 tbsp Powdered Sugar

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Step 1 - Mash up your ripe bananas. Add powdered sugar, melted butter, and mix well.

Step 2 - Sieve plain flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine this with the wet ingredients. Mix well, then add in the crushed walnuts.

Step 3 - Brush oil and sprinkle plain flour in a katori, or use cupcake liners. Pour the cake batter into them.

Step 4 - Preheat your air fryer to 170°C for 5 minutes. Bake your muffins for 10 minutes at the same temperature.

Step 5 - Transfer your quick, easy and delicious muffins to a serving plate and enjoy!


If these 4 recipes aren't enough for you, check out a breakfast-to-dessert menu using only an air fryer!