These slimming-friendly Onion Bhajis have the same flavours as those from the Indian takeaway, but are perfect for anyone calorie counting or following a diet plan such as Weight Watchers.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
These Onion Bhajis are super tasty – great on their own or served with a curry. We’ve got loads of curry recipes to choose from!
How many Calories are in these Onion Bhajis?
There are 59 Calories in each of our Slimming friendly Onion Bhajis. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets are these Onion Bhajis suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free without making any substitutions!
You could also enjoy these Onion Bhajis if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Onion Bhajis recipe?
These Onion Bhajis have just 1 Point each! They’re a great side dish for any curry, or even just to eat as a snack.
How to make these Onion Bhajis
Making this recipe really couldn’t be easier. Here’s a summary;
- Finely slice or grate the vegetables
- Sprinkle over the spices and mix well with the egg
- Divide into 12 and either place each bhaji onto a lined baking tray, or press into a muffin tin
- Spray well with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and bake until crisp
- Serve with you choice of accompaniment below
What should you should serve with Onion Bhajis?
Any of the following go really well with Onion Bhajis – these all make great accompaniments to a tasty curry!
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make these Onion Bhajis?
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You don’t need anything unusual to make this recipe – it’s really easy and simple to make.
The onion in this recipe should be sliced very thinly. If it’s not you may find that the Onion Bhajis tend to fall apart and not really hold their shape.
Can you cook Onion Bhajis another way?
This recipe can only be cooked using the method below .
How do you know when these Onion Bhajis are cooked?
You should cook these Onion Bhajis until they are crispy and golden. They should be tender in the middle.
This should take approx 30 minutes in the oven.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Onion Bhajis in the fridge?
Once you’ve made these, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Onion Bhajis in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Campfire Stew?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat these Onion Bhajis?
From chilled: Place on a baking tray and cook in an oven preheated to 170ºC for 10-15 minutes until crispy.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and cook as above.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
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