This post on Air Fryer Veg recipes is for all those who wonder what to make in the air fryer. These are just the ideas, possibilities are endless.

You will be amazed to see what all can be made in the air fryer!


 Uses of Air Fryer 

Coming to the uses of air fryers, here I am sharing different uses of air fryers along with some of my recipes with you all. These recipes are just to give you an idea of all that you can do in the air fryer. With this, you can start exploring what you can do in your air fryer.

In some cases you need to brush oil on the basket, in others, you toss the ingredients in just a teaspoon of oil, some you lay directly on the basket whereas for others you may spread aluminum foil first and then keep the stuff on it. While laying butter paper/aluminum foil, remember that you do not cover the basket fully. Leave space around the edges so that hot air can move freely.

Before having a look at the recipes, would you like to know about the benefits of air fryer



A lot many people have asked me as to air fryer of which brand I am using. So, I am using Philips Airfryer for the past 5 years now and very happy with it. However, you can use this or any other air fryer as it doesn’t make any difference as long as you are comfortable working with it and understand its functioning.  

Must read: Benefits of Air Fryer| What is Air Fryer? is it Worth Buying?

Now, let’s see some of the air fryer Indian recipes made in it in detail.  


1. French Fries Can Now Be Healthy- All Thanks To Air Fryer

The otherwise healthy potato turns spoilt brat as soon as it jumps into the oil. Once fried they absorb a lot of oil and are thus unhealthy. Definitely, you don’t want to eat this calorie-rich food and thus you give up eating it. But not now.

You can have your share of French fries without carrying any guilt. French fries are best made in an air fryer. This alone can tempt you to buy an air fryer. Here is the recipe of crispy and golden french fries in the air fryer.

French fries in air fryer


2. Guilt-Free Falafel/Koftas In Air Fryer

A very healthy snack made from protein-rich Garbanzo beans or say Chickpeas. But again the nutrients are lost when these are plunged into the hot oil. But not anymore with the air fryer.

Keep your healthy Falafels healthy only by air frying them. Check the recipe of Falafel In Air Fryer here.

falafel in air fryer

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3. Kebab In Air Fryer

The air fryer is perfect for making kebabs. Even the softest kebabs can be made in a hassle-free manner. No tossing, no oil, nothing. Spray the air fryer basket with oil or brush it with oil and place your kebabs in the preheated air fryer. Cook till you get the desired crispiness and color. You may check the kebab recipes in the links below:

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4. Air-Fry Veggies Without Oil 

A lot of veggies need to be fried before putting them in gravy. Frying changes the taste and texture of these veggies. But with the air fryer, you can get away with frying. Cottage cheese (paneer), Jackfruit, plantains are done beautifully in an air fryer. Just preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes and put veggies in it. Now air fry for as much time as you want the golden colour. Cottage cheese, you can put as it is, that is just cut and air fry but you require to toss jackfruit n plantains in little oil. Like 1 teaspoon oil is sufficient for the half kg of veggies.

vegetarian air fryer recipes


5. Roasting Nuts In Air Fryer 

Nuts are superbly done in an air fryer. You may or may not preheat air fryer for nuts. I require peanuts very often for adding to my Poha Namkeen. And just in 2 to 3 minutes, I get evenly roasted peanuts. Colour, texture, crunchiness… everything perfect and that too in such a little time. Similarly, you can roast almonds, cashews, fox nuts (makhanas) etc. Timing will vary depending on the nuts and quantity. Like fox nuts shown below took 5 minutes.

roasting nuts in air fryer


6. Masala Peanuts

Spicy n crunchy peanuts, coated in gram flour batter, masala peanuts is a healthy party snack. You can make these and store them in an airtight container up to a month. But do they last that long? Not in my house at least. Can you believe these are made in just 10 minutes? Here’s the recipe for Masala Peanuts In Air Fryer.

Masala peanuts in air fryer


7. Kalmi Vada Recipe

Again a very popular party/evening snack. Kalmi Vada is actually made from lentils and is fried at 2 stages. First in patties form, then cut into strips and refried. Here, one frying is inevitable but second frying can be avoided. After cutting the strips, air fry them in the preheated air fryer. In the pic below, the ones on the left of the green chutney are air-fried whereas the right ones are deep-fried. Check the recipe of Kalmi Vada here.

 Air Fryer Recipes snacks


8. Stuffed Tomatoes In Air Fryer

Stuffed veggies are a delicacy on their own. Be it stuffed capsicum, stuffed tomatoes or any other veggie, it tastes yummy. We normally make these in a pan but make these in air fryer and get away from the process of changing sides for even cooking. The recipe for Stuffed Tomatoes is here.

Stuffed Tomatoes Air Fryer recipes


9. Roast Veggies In Air Fryer Without Adding Calories

Roasting Vegetables In Air Fryer

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10. Namkeen In Air Fryer

Poha namkeen and that too oil-free is loved by all. My husband prefers taking it for his after office snacks, on his way back. No matter how much I make this it gets finished in a jiffy. And thus I have to make it some in the morning. But with an air fryer, it is very simple and easy as it gets prepared in just 10 minutes, so, why not?

Poha Namkeen In Air Fryer


11. Making Papad Cone Is Child’s Play In Air Fryer

Papad Cone in airfryer


Papad Cone In Air Fryer


12. Bake Cake or Muffins


 13. Bake Bread

 Similarly, you can bake garlic bread, Pav buns, etc too in the air fryer.

The other day, I was making pav buns. I placed the buns on my baking tray and was left with dough for just 2 buns. For these two buns, I would have to run the complete cycle of 20 minutes in Otg again. So, I preheated air fryer, put the buns in muffins moulds and baked them in the air fryer. And such a lovely bake it was. ‘Cup pav’ looked really cute.

Air fried Pav Buns


14. Multigrain Crackers In Air Fryer

These multigrain crackers are baked beautifully in an air fryer. The only problem is that very few are baked at a time.

Air fried Multigrain Crackers


15. Popcorn Pops Up Beautifully In Air Fryer

Air fryer may not be the best thing to make popcorns but I just love making in it as they pop up beautifully in it.  I make popcorns using dried corn kernels and not the readymade instant popcorn packet. This is because they are loaded with butter and salt. So, I buy corns, pop them in the air fryer and then season with little oil and salt.

Popcorn In Air Fryer


16. Instant Bread Sticks: Crunchiest Ones Are Made In Air Fryer

This is the best use of leftover trimmings of bread. Normally, we dry these trimmings and make bread crumbs. But try this and you will just love it. Store the trimmings in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator. Don’t worry, expiry date of bread is there but when it goes in the refrigerator this life is increased considerably.

Now, preheat air fryer for 3 minutes at 180 degrees. Put these trimmings. Air fry for 3 to 4 minutes depending on the quantity. You can even toss once in between. And voila, your super crunchy breadsticks are ready. Serve them with soup or just like that.

Instant Bread Sticks In Air Fryer

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14 Responses

  1. A comprehensive post on Airfryer and airfryer recipes dear maam….thankyou..!! Inspired to try some soon…

  2. Thx fr sharing.. I too love my air fryer and it was nice to learn more wsys of using it.. I also tried the stuffed baingan in air fryer n it turned out nice n soft

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