Onion Bhajis | Slimming Friendly

April 16, 2019
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An Indian takeaway without the onion bhajis is like a bucket without the spade, a wedding without the bridesmaids, Ant without Dec.

If you’re following a slimming plan though or counting the calories, then at first glance it’s not good news. A couple of standard supermarket bhajis will set you back several hundred calories, and that’s before you’ve even thought about your curry or your naan.

Thankfully, there’s another option.

These slimming onion bhajis are completely delicious, and they’re also super easy to make.

Forget having to faff about with the deep fat fryer… they’re baked in the oven so aren’t laden with oil, and they’re every bit as delicious as the ones you get from a takeaway.

This is what you need to know…

syn free onion bhajis

For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…

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Serving your slimming onion bhajis

Are you familiar with the concept of a fakeaway?

It’s fairly self-explanatory really, and it involves making your favourite takeaway dishes in the comfort of your own home, whilst massively slashing the calorie values.

If you want to make your healthy lifestyle sustainable, then having a couple of decent fakeaways up your sleeve is going to really help.

You can still enjoy your favourite cuisines, without undoing your hard work, and you don’t have to feel like you’re deprived.

If you’re going to try these onion bhajis, why not make my chicken Jalfrezi too?

syn free chicken jalfrezi

Add a portion of Bombay potatoes, and you’ve got your very own curry night that’s every bit as delicious as heading to a local restaurant.

It’s the perfect option for a Friday evening in, though it’s also an impressive feast if you’re thinking of inviting over a few friends.

curry night

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Slimming Friendly Onion Bhajis

These onion bhajis are simple to make and are the perfect accompaniment for curry night. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 2 bhajis per person
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 onion very finely sliced
  • 2 red onions very finely sliced
  • 1 sweet potato grated
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • Fresh coriander to serve


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and spray a baking tray liberally with low calorie cooking spray. 
  • Put the onions, sweet potato, spices, and eggs into a bowl and add a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well. 
    bhaji preparation
  • Using your hands, divide the mixture into 8 bhajis and place them on the baking tray, being careful to ensure that they don't touch each other. At this stage, you might feel a little sceptical that they'll stay together and won't fall apart - don't worry, they'll be fine! 
    bhajis pre oven
  • Spray liberally with low calorie cooking spray. 
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until they're nicely crisped. Carefully turn the bhajis over halfway through cooking, and spraying again with the low calorie cooking spray. 
  • Decorate with the fresh coriander, serve, and enjoy! 


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Calories: 125kcal

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