Our Sweet Potato Pakoras are the perfect slimming-friendly Fakeaway accompaniment whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like 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 👍
This recipe is so simple – they’re made from just sweet potato, onions and a few spices. We like simple things made from simple ingredients!
These Sweet Potato Pakoras work perfectly with an Indian Fakeaway. Why not try some of our recipes?
How many Calories are in these Sweet Potato Pakoras?
There are 50 calories in each of our slimming friendly Sweet Potato Pakoras. 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 Sweet Potato Pakoras suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free and 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 Sweet Potato Pakoras recipe?
These Sweet Potato Pakoras have 1 Point each which means they’re a great accompaniment to any Indian feast!
How to make these Sweet Potato Pakoras
This recipe is soooooo easy to make! Here’s a summary;
- Preheat the oven and line a baking tray with parchment
- Slice the onion on a mandolin, and squeeze the liquid out of them
- Add the onions to a bowl with the herbs and spices
- Grate the baked sweet potato into the onion mix
- Mix well and form into 12 balls with your hands
- Place on the baking tray, spray with low calorie cooking spray and cook in the oven until golden
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Sweet Potato Pakoras?
These Sweet Potato Pakoras are the perfect side dish. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything, especially Indian inspired food! Here are some more Fakeaway sides you could serve with them!
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 Sweet Potato Pakoras?
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This recipe doesn’t have many ingredients – just a few store cupboard spices, sweet potato and onions. You can pick everything you need up really easily at the supermarket.
We like to use a mandoline to slice the onions really finely. You can pick one up online from Amazon.
Alternatively you could slice the onions very finely with a knife or grate them!
Can you cook these Sweet Potato Pakoras another way?
This recipe needs to be cooked as per the method below.
How do you know when these Sweet Potato Pakoras are cooked?
You should cook this recipe until the Pakoras are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
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 Sweet Potato Pakoras in the fridge?
Once you’ve served them, 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 these Sweet Potato Pakoras in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze these Sweet Potato Pakoras?
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 Sweet Potato Pakoras?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 4-7 minutes.
Alternatively, pop them onto a baking tray and bake in the oven at this 170ºC for 20 minutes until they’re crispy. Be careful not to let them burn!
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
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!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!