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Gluten-Free Vegan Air Fryer Rice Paper Samosas

If you are on a gluten-free diet and want something delicious and spicy, why not try this air fryer rice paper samosas? Gluten-free rice papers are filled with spicy potatoes and peas and cooked to perfection in an air fryer with little oil.

You don’t have to give up eating samosas if you are on a gluten-free diet. You can enjoy the flavor and deliciousness of potatoes and peas-filled samosas without adding gluten and meat with these vegan rice paper samosas.

Rice paper samosas with dipping sauce in a white plate

Rice paper samosas are perfectly crunchy from the outside and take way less time than making traditional Indian samosas with homemade dough.

For making samosas, the potatoes and peas mixture has to be spiced well in order for that authentic Indian taste.

When wrapped in rice paper, this healthy vegan and gluten-free samosa bring all the flavor and crips together.

Why would you love this Air Fryer Rice paper samosa?

Rice paper samosas are a gluten-free version of traditional Indian samosas. Instead of homemade samosa dough, rice paper is used to hold the spicy potato and peas fillings in rice paper samosas.

Traditionally samosas are deep-fried to make them crispy. But rice paper samosas are air-fried for the perfect crips with little oil. Air-fried samosas are healthier than deep-fried versions, but they are equally crispy when eaten fresh.

Rice paper is naturally gluten-free and can be used in many ways for gluten-free cooking. Some of my favorite rice paper recipes in addition to Air Fryer rice paper Samosas are Air fryer rice paper spring rolls and Air fryer rice paper dumplings.

Rice paper is a great alternative for enjoying the flavor of traditional samosas without gluten. In rice paper samosas, rice paper is filled with spiced potatoes and peas mixture for an authentic Indian flavor.

This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free, with no onion, and no garlic to cater a people with different diet preferences.

Ingredients used in making Gluten-free Air Fryer Rice Paper Samosas

For making rice paper samosas, you need

  • Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Ginger
  • Cumin seeds
  • Garam Masala
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt
  • Dry mango Powder or Lemon Juice
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Rice Paper

For Authentic Indian Samosa taste

  • Fennel seeds
  • Coriander seeds
  • Dry mango Powder

And an Air Fryer! Any model of air fryer – basket, tray, or instant pot crips lid works great for this recipe.

How to make stuffing for Air Fryer Rice Paper Samosa?

Making a stuffing for samosas is easy but does require many Indian spices for that authentic flavor. Of course, you can also do without some of the spices, but it won’t taste the same. So, add all the spices listed below if you have them.

To make Rice paper samosa stuffing

Boil potatoes and chop them into small pieces.

sauteed spices in a non stick pan and potatoes and peas in a pan

Now in a Sautee pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, ginger paste, fennel seeds, and crushed coriander seeds. Cook the spices until fragrant or for 2-3 minutes.

Then add boiled potato pieces and peas.

potatoes and peas mixture in a pan and white bowll

Add salt, garam masala, and dry mango powder or lemon juice.

Now use a fork to semi-smash potato pieces while mixing them with spices.  

Mix all the ingredients well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of water and mix well. Cook them for another minute and turn the heat off.

Add chopped cilantro leaves and mix well.

Let the mixture cool down completely.

How to fill Stuffing in Rice Paper?

Read the instruction on rice paper packaging carefully to determine how long you need to deep rice paper sheets in water to make them pliable.

For my rice paper brand, I needed to keep them for 5 seconds in water. Depending upon the tapioca content of the rice paper you are using, you may need to keep them a little longer or less.

rice paper and stuffing in a white bowl

Transfer the wet rice paper to a working surface. Use a glass plate for filling your samosas. Rice paper tends to stick to a wooden chopping board. So, use a glass plate as a working surface.

folded rice paper and rice paper with stuffing in a white dish

Now fold a wet circle of rice paper in half.

Put 1-2 tablespoons of potato-peas mixture in one corner of folded rice paper.

stuffed rice paper in a white dish and triangle stuffed rice paper in basket

Then fold them into the triangle and seal the edges by pressing them with a fork.

Place the filled rice paper samosa into greased glass plate or greased air fryer basket.

Finish filling the rest of the rice paper samosas.

How to Air fry Rice Paper Samosa?

Grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

Air fryer rice paper samosas -cooked and uncooked in one frame

Arrange rice paper samosas in a single layer in an air fryer basket.

 Spray them with cooking oil.

Air Fry them at 370°F for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

Pro Tips for Crispy and authentic Indian Samosa flavor

  • For authentic Indian samosa flavor, add all the Indian spices listed above. Fennel seeds and coriander seeds are essential to dry spices, and they add great flavor to samosa.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Instead, cook them in batches if you need to cook more.
  • When working with rice paper, make sure you read the rice paper instructions carefully. Follow the instruction on how long you need to deep rice paper in water to make them pliable. More the tapioca content of the rice paper, lesser you have to keep them in the water.
  • Once you transfer the wet rice paper sheet to the working surface, wait for 30 seconds for them to absorb water and dry out a little before starting filling and folding.
  • Filled rice paper samosas are sticky, so make sure you put them on a greased plate and transfer them directly into greased air fryer basket or tray.
  • Always boil potatoes first, then cut them into pieces to prepare the stuffing.
  • Smashing them works for samosa filling if you do not want to cut boiled potatoes.
  • Seal the edges of rice paper properly so the stuffing doesn’t come out while cooking.

Samosa recipe Variation:

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Serve rice paper samosas with

Homemade Green Coriander Chutney

Homemade Tamarind Chutney

Store-bought Min Chutney or Mango Chutney

Green Coriander chutney

  • 2 small bunches of coriander or cilantro 50-60 gms each (washed and hard stem removed)
  • 1-3 green chilies
  • 1 inch Ginger piece
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water

Add all the ingredients to a mixture and turn them into a paste.

Tamarind chutney

  • ½ cup Tamarind (dated)
  • ½ cup dates (dated)
  • ½ cup jaggary
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups water (add more water to adjust consistency)

Soak tamarind and dates in warm water for 2 hours. Once they soften, add tamarind, dates, and the rest of the ingredients to a blender and blend them to make a paste.

Then strain the paste through a sieve.

Store the tamarind chutney in a glass jar and refrigerate. You can store it in the refrigerator for 10 days. Or freeze them for 3 months for later use.

FAQs

Can you store Air Fryer rice paper samosas in a refrigerator?

Yes, you can store fresh air fryer rice paper samosa in the refrigerator. However, refrigerated samosa won’t stay crispy. Rice paper samosa tastes crispy when eaten immediately.   So, do not cook more than you need.

Can you reheat rice paper samosas in an air fryer?

Leftover rice paper samosa can be reheated in an air fryer at 350°F for 3-5 minutes. However, they won’t be as crispy as the fresh ones.

Can you make Air fryer rice paper samosas in advance?

Air fryer rice paper samosa tastes crispy and delicious when eaten fresh. You can fill the rice paper samosa and air fryer them later in the day, but I do not recommend preparing them the day before. Rice paper textures do not hold well once they are wet. So, you need to cook them as early as possible once you wet them.

Gluten-Free Vegan Air Fryer Rice Paper Samosas

Recipe by PiaraCourse: Appetizers, Side dish, Gluten-freeCuisine: Indian
Servings

20

Samosas
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

These delicious air fryer rice paper samosas are a great way to enjoy authentic Indian samosa flavor without gluten!!

Ingredients

  • 5 potatoes medium size

  • 1 cup peas frozen

  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil (you can use vegetable oil or peanut oil)

  • 1 tsp ginger paste

  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)

  • ½ tsp crushed coriander seeds(optional)

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp mango powder or 1 tsp lemon juice

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves

  • 20 Rice paper sheets

  • Cooking spray

  • Equipment
  • Air Fryer

  • Non-stick pan

  • Container to boil potatoes

Directions

  • Rice paper samosa stuffing
  • Boil potatoes and chop them into small pieces.
  • Now in a Sautee pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, ginger paste, fennel seeds, and crushed coriander seeds. Cook the spices until fragrant or for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add boiled potato pieces and peas.
  • Add salt, garam masala, and dry mango powder or lemon juice.
  • Now use a fork to semi-smash potato pieces while mixing them with spices.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of water and mix well. Cook them for another minute and turn the heat off.
  • Add chopped cilantro leaves and mix well.
  • Let the mixture cool down completely.
  • Fill Stuffing in Rice Paper
  • Read the instruction on rice paper packaging carefully to determine how long you need to deep rice paper sheets in water to make them pliable.
  • For my rice paper brand, I needed to keep them for 5 seconds in water. Depending upon the tapioca content of the rice paper you are using, you may need to keep them a little longer or less.
  • Transfer the wet rice paper to a working surface. Use a glass plate for filling your samosas. Rice paper tends to stick to a wooden chopping board. So, use a glass plate as a working surface.
  • Now fold a wet circle of rice paper in half.
  • Put 1-2 tablespoons of potato-peas mixture in one corner of folded rice paper.
  • Then fold them into the triangle and seal the edges by pressing them with a fork.
  • Place the filled rice paper samosa into greased glass plate or greased air fryer basket.
  • Finish filling the rest of the rice paper samosas.
  • Air Fry Rice Paper Samosa
  • Grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Arrange rice paper samosas in a single layer in an air fryer basket.
  • Spray them with cooking oil.
  • Air Fry them at 370°F for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

Notes

  • For authentic Indian samosa flavor, add all the Indian spices listed above. Fennel seeds and coriander seeds are essential to dry spices, and they add great flavor to samosa.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Instead, cook them in batches if you need to cook more.
  • When working with rice paper, make sure you read the rice paper instructions carefully. Follow the instruction on how long you need to deep rice paper in water to make them pliable. More the tapioca content of the rice paper, lesser you have to keep them in the water.
  • Once you transfer the wet rice paper sheet to the working surface, wait for 30 seconds for them to absorb water and dry out a little before starting filling and folding.
  • Filled rice paper samosas are sticky, so make sure you put them on a greased plate and transfer them directly into greased air fryer basket or tray.
  • Always boil potatoes first, then cut them into pieces to prepare the stuffing.
  • Smashing them works for samosa filling if you do not want to cut boiled potatoes.
  • Seal the edges of rice paper properly so the stuffing doesn’t come out while cooking.

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