For anyone who is even slightly concerned about the amount of oil that goes into the food we eat, air fryers are a blessing. No wonder, this kitchen appliance is a favourite in many households. Not only does an air fryer help us to cook food in less oil, it also makes the process quick and hassle-free.

On top of it, it also negates the use of woks and kadhais that need to be cleaned regularly to remove dirt and stains. So, what are the things that one can make in an air fryer? If you are a foodie and love to gorge on all things crispy and crunchy, there are plenty of options for you. Many people think that cooking non-vegetarian food items in an air fryer isn’t really possible, but that’s an incorrect assumption. An air fryer can come in handy for a meat lover while trying out different recipes. 

Planning a party over the weekend? We’ve got you sorted with some easy non-vegetarian recipes that can be made with the help of this kitchen appliance. All you need to do is marinate the meat and let the air fryer weave its magic. Here're five non-vegetarian dishes that can be made using an air fryer. 

1. Chicken Tikka 

Starting with one of the most popular desi chicken delicacies, chicken tikka is a yummy mix of succulent chicken chunks and spices. After marinating them for 4-5 hours, the chicken is put on skewers and grilled in an oven. While that is a great way to cook tikkas, you can also put the chicken pieces in an air fryer and cook them. Soft, smokey, and juicy, this can be a perfect appetiser to kickstart any party. 

2. Fish Tikka 

For anyone who loves soft, meshy, and succulent fish more than chicken, this tikka is a perfect starter. Laced with a mixture of masalas, these flavoursome tikkas can liven up your snacks table. Fish tikka is a super tasty appetiser that can be made in an air fryer too. 

3. Seekh Kebab 

Kebabs are a staple at every non-vegetarian feast, and seekh kebabs are the easiest to whip up at home. Instead of deep-frying or sauteing them, you can cut the minced kebabs and put them in the air fryer for a while. It is easy to make, flavourful, and cooked in less oil. 

4. Keema Samosa 

Let’s just agree that the popularity of samosas is never going to die down. A popular tea time snack, samosas have seen a variety of stuffings that go beyond the regular aloo filling. In this samosa recipe, you can put a mix of minced keema of chicken or mutton, according to your preference. Then, wrap this in the dough and cook in an air fryer, instead of deep frying them. 

5. Chicken Wings 

Chicken wings are a classic favourite of most chicken lovers. Ever thought how this lip-smacking dish can be made with almost no oil? We’ll tell you how. Take the chicken wings, mix them in your preferred spice mix, and toss them in the air fryer. Once done, pair them with a yummy dip of your liking.