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JAlapeno cheese samosas in 2 plates served with ketchup, chutney and chai
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Jalapeno Corn and Cheese Samosas

Quick and EASY air-fried samosas using frozen parathas - perfect as an afterschool snack or a quick appetizer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 257kcal


  • 2 tablespoons red pepper finely diced
  • ½ jalapeno deseeded and finely diced
  • ¼ cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon Chat masala
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 frozen Kawan parathas
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • In a medium bowl mix peppers, corn, jalapeno, and cilantro. Mix in cheeses, chaat masala, and ground cumin.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 350 F.
  • Take out 2 frozen Parathas from the freezer. Note: These parathas thaw in 2 to 3 minutes. You do not want them to fully thaw as they can get too soft to handle, especially if your kitchen is warm. So take out only 1 to 2 parathas at a time from the freezer.
  • Remove plastic wrappers from one paratha and place it on a parchment-lined cutting board. Allow it to thaw for 2 minutes. Using a pizza cutter, cut the paratha in half.
  • Take one half of the paratha and fold it in half making it a triangle shape. Pressing down firmly about half an inch along the straight cut side, sealing one side of the paratha and creating a pocket. Carefully stuff 2 tablespoons of filling into the pocket gently pushing down with a spoon and leaving about half an inch border of paratha to seal in the filling. Press together the 2 open sides of the pocket sealing the samosa completely.
  • Place the filled samosa on the cutting board and press down on the two sealed sides using a fork. This will help seal the filling and also create a pretty pattern on the edges. Lightly brush both sides with melted butter.
  • Repeat the above steps and make samosas with the remaining parathas.
  • Place 4 samosas in the air fryer keeping enough space between them. If you have a smaller air fryer, cook only 2 samosas at a time. Air Fry at 350 F for 12 minutes. You may brush with more butter and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes if needed.
  • Carefully take out the samosas with a pair of silicone tongs and serve hot!



Oven instructions
Don't have an air fryer? Bake the assembled samosas on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Preheat the oven at 375 F. Bake for 20 minutes turning the samosas halfway through until the samosas are golden brown. 
  • The filling can be made ahead for 1 to 2 days. Keep it refrigerated in an airtight container
  • Take out only 1 to 2 parathas at a time from the freezer. Since they are thin they defrost in 2 to 3 minutes at room temperature. You want to start making the samosas while they are still a bit frozen.
  • Parathas seal easily by simply pressing down the side edges. You can also apply a little bit of water on the inside edges to help them seal.
  • You can fill and make the samosas a couple of hours ahead and keep them refrigerated until ready to cook
  • To reheat any leftover samosas, simply pop them in the air fryer or oven and cook at 300 F for 5 minutes. 
  • You can also freeze the jalapeno cheese samosas as a make-ahead snack. Partially air frying them for 8 minutes, cool them down and store them in a single layer in freezer containers or zip lock bags. When ready to serve simply reheat in the air fryer at 330 F for 5 to 7 minutes. 


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg
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