Air Fryers are great at making delicious food without the extra calories. Here are 20+ easy vegetarian recipes you can make in your air fryer. From the basic French fries to roasted Brussels sprouts and naan pizza, you can find a variety of dishes you will love in this collection.
As you might know, I love my instant pot and have over 200 instant pot recipes. However you might not know that air fryer is another favorite gadget in the piping pot curry house. I have shared many air fryer recipes and there are lot more coming!
I love that air fryers are easy to use and convenient. You don't have to heat up the whole oven to just roast a few veggies. If my daughter asks for a pizza, I can make a small naan pizza for her in less than 15 minutes.
Air fryers cook food in less time and using less oil making them healthier compared to deep frying. They are also convenient and easy to clean. I am usually cooking a dish in my instant pot, while roasting some veggies for dinner in the air fryer simultaneously.
Air fryers are not just for frozen french fries. There are limitless air fryer vegetable recipes you can make to transform your produce! Air fryers cook in less time, with less oil, and are easy to clean-up.
If you love roasted vegetables, you’ll love making vegetables in the air fryer. The result of air frying is similar to roasting. They turn out nice and crispy on the outside without the need for as much added oil.
New to air fryers? Check out my detailed guide for how to use an air fryer.
How & What to cook in an Air Fryer?
- Air fryers are similar to convection ovens, which cook food by circulating hot air around the food.
- This cooks the food crispy and with much less oil, making the food healthier compared to deep frying.
- The taste of food cooked in an air fryer is more closer to roasting in the oven.
- As air fryers are smaller in size, they heat up quickly and also cook food quickly.
- You can not only cook frozen foods such as fries, mozzarella sticks or garlic bread in the air fryer, but you can also roast veggies crispy in the air fryer or grill meat easily. Oh..not to forget, you can also bake a cake or pudding in the air fryer.
Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipe
Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes
These Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes are so easy and delish. With their crispy exterior and tender interior, they are the perfect side to any meal. Add them to salads and tacos, or just enjoy them as a healthy snack!
Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
A delicious side dish of crispy air fryer brussels sprouts. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these are a perfect side dish.
Perfect Air Fryer Broccoli
This easy Air fryer broccoli takes just 10 minutes to make. It is tender with roasted edges and so delicious. A perfect healthy side dish that the whole family will love.
Air Fryer French Fries
Try these easy Homemade French Fries made in the Air Fryer or in the Pressure Cooker using the Crisplid. They are so good, you will never want to have deep-fried fries again!
Air Fryer Cauliflower with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
This Air Fryer Cauliflower seasoned with spices is so easy to make and amazingly delicious topped with cilantro yogurt sauce. Enjoy as a wonderful low carb side dish or appetizer.
Air Fryer Carrots
Perfectly seasoned and so delicious, these air fryer roasted carrots are a quick healthy snack or side dish. Make these crispy yet tender roasted carrots in the air fryer or oven.
Air Fryer Beets
Sweet and tender crisp Air fryer Roasted Beets are a delicious side dish that gets ready in few minutes. Perfectly roasted, these beets are whole30, paleo, vegan, gluten-free and can be added to any salad or enjoyed as is.
Air Fryer Asparagus
Here is an easy way to cook asparagus and turn it into a healthy, delicious side dish. This Air Fryer Asparagus is perfectly seasoned and cooks quickly while keeping it tender-crisp.
Air Fryer Green Beans with Garlic (Chinese-style)
These quick and easy Chinese-style Air-fryer Green Beans are so good! Seasoned with ginger, garlic, and flavorful sauces, these Asian Green Beans are a perfect low carb, vegan side dish.
Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips
Air Fryer Kale Chips are the best way to enjoy kale! Homemade crispy kale chips are a delicious, healthy, low calorie snack that can be made in less than 20 minutes. Roasting kale chips in the air fryer is so easy and keeps crispy for days!
Paneer Tikka (Air Fryer, Oven & Grill Recipe)
The best restaurant-style Tandoori Paneer Tikka at home. With the marinated paneer and crispy vegetables, this Indian appetizer is packed with lots of flavor. Enjoy paneer tikka with this easy recipe to make in the air fryer, oven or grill!
Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
Deliciously crunchy Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds make a wonderful healthy snack. These roasted pumpkin seeds are easy to make in the air fryer and can be seasoned in so many ways!
Air Fryer Plantains
These Air Fryer Plantains are a perfect side dish or snack. Made in the air fryer for a healthier version with much less calories compared to the traditional fried plantains. Vegan, gluten-free, paleo and whole30 approved.
Roasted Aloo Gobi (Indian Spiced Potato & Cauliflower)
This Roasted Aloo Gobi is so good! All you need to do is toss cauliflower and potatoes in spices, and roast in the air-fryer or oven, and you have the perfect Indian veggie dish. No mushy cauliflower and takes less than 20 minutes to put together!
Air Fryer Turnips
Give a healthy twist to french fries with these low carb air-fryer turnip fries. These roasted turnip fries are easy to make and are a perfect addition to the whole30, paleo or keto diet plan!
The crispy and golden Air Fryer Pakoras are are made with sliced onions, gram flour (besan), and spices. They are just as delicious as the deep fried bhajiyas.
These crunchy, flavorful fritters are a perfect snack with a cup of masala chai!
Hariyali Paneer Tikka
Hariyali Paneer Tikka is a delectable Indian appetizer made with cubes of soft paneer, crisp bell pepper, and onions marinated in cilantro, and mint, along with yogurt and spices. Enjoy this quick and easy Haryali paneer tikka that can be made in the air fryer, oven, or grill!
Cheesy Samosa Jalapeño Poppers
Cheesy Samosa Jalapeno Poppers is an Indian twist to the favorite party appetizer. This is a vegetarian and gluten-free version made in the air fryer for the samosa lovers. Don't forget to check out the Halloween inspiration for these jalapeno poppers!
Kurkuri Bhindi (Crispy Fried Okra Recipe)
Kukuri Bhindi, called Kurmure Bhendi Bhaja in Bengali, is sliced okra coated in spices and fried until crunchy. This crispy fried okra is so good, you cannot stop eating it!
Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts
A simple yet delicious side dish, these Kung Pao Brussels sprouts are easy-to-whip-up in the air fryer. Garnished with roasted peanuts and sesame seeds, they can be made in less than 30 minutes.
Tandoori Cauliflower (Gobi Tikka)
Tandoori Cauliflower is a wonderful gluten-free and low-carb appetizer. Tossed with a spiced yogurt marinade and roasted in the oven or air fryer, this Tandoori Gobi Tikka is so flavorful, golden and crispy. The whole family will love this easy and healthy cauliflower recipe!
Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza - Air Fryer / Oven
Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza made with marinated paneer, red peppers, onions, grape tomatoes, in an Air Fryer or Oven. This is a delicious and quick fusion pizza for the times when you are craving pizza! Vegetarian, easy and convenient. Vary it with toppings of your choice.
Tandoori Aloo Tikka
Baby potatoes marinated in a delightful combination of yogurt and spices, threaded to skewers and cooked to create this heavenly appetizer. You can cook this tandoori aloo tikka in an oven or air-fryer.
Savory Paneer Puff Pastry Turnovers - Air Fryer
A flaky golden crust with spicy flavorful paneer filling. Perfect appetizer for a party that can be prepared ahead of time. So easy and delicious!
Air Fryer Stuffed Eggplant / Bharwan Baingan
Baby Eggplants stuffed with flavorful and aromatic spices cooked in very little oil in the Air Fryer. A quick and delicious way to enjoy eggplants!
Potato Fritter Sliders - Air Fryer
Potato Fritter Sliders, is a game day twist of the humble Mumbai street food, Vada Pav. A fried potato fritter is stuffed in between dinner rolls, along with sweet and spicy sauces or chutney.
Bharwa Bhindi Recipe (Stuffed Okra)
Bharwa Bhindi, which means Stuffed Okra is a popular Indian side dish where the okra is stuffed with spicy & tangy masala filling. This vegan & gluten free dish is a perfect side with Indian roti or paratha, or even great to enjoy as an appetizer.
Air Fryer Taro Fries / Crispy Arbi
These Taro Fries (Crispy Arbi) made in Air Fryer is so easy, delicious. They are a great variation in taste and nutrition to potato french fries. A perfect snack or side with a cilantro dip!
Check out this collection of 15+ Air Fryer Indian Recipes.