Syn Free Onion Bhajis | Slimming World

These Slimming World Syn Free Onion Bhajis have the same characteristics as their Indian takeaway brothers, but without the oil, the unhealthiness and without the guilt of eating 17 in one sitting.

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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 completely syn free and very satisfying indeed. Great on their own or served with a curry.

And best of all, if you wish to cook 17 and eat them in one sitting, be my guest.

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The secret to making perfect Syn Free Onion Bhajis is Frylight. You need to use a decent amount before they go in the oven.

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Then turn them over halfway through cooking and give them another good spray.

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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.

We use mandolin like this one, which you can pick up from Amazon.

If you want to use a muffin tray for these Syn Free Onion Bhajis, then you will need one like this from Amazon.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight.

Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Rapeseed Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Onion Bhajis recipe.

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How many Syns are there in these Syn Free Onion Bhajis?

As the name suggests, they are Syn Free. In fact they contain mostly onion which is a Speed Food.

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How do I make these Syn Free Onion Bhajis?

We’ve included 2 different methods for these Syn Free Onion Bhajis. You can either get your hands in and roll the mixture into balls, then cook them on a greaseproof lined baking tray, or, you can use a muffin tray.

This will help the bhajis keep their shape.

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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 👍

Step 1

Peel and cut the red onions into thin half moons, you can use a mandolin for this. Peel and cut the sweet potato into manageable chunks, and grate using a mandolin or a normal cheese grater.

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Step 2

Put the onions and sweet potato into a large bowl, then add the two beaten eggs, salt and pepper and the spices.

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Step 3

Mix the mixture. Mix it good. Mix it like you’ve never mixed anything before. Unless you’re a DJ well versed in mixes, stick to your music, you’re amazing.

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Step 4

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and spray liberally with Frylight. Get your hands dirty and roll the mixture into rough balls.

Place onto the baking tray so they’re not touching each other. Once arranged, spray again with Frylight, you can’t use enough of it.

OR

Step 4 (muffin tin method)

Spray a 12 hole muffin tray with a decent amount of Frylight, then divide the mixture equally between all 12 moulds.

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Press them down firmly and spray the top with more Frylight.

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Step 5

Place in an oven set at 180°C (fan) for 20-30 minutes, depending on how big you’ve made the bhajis.

Step 6

About half way through, turn them over using a spatula and spray again with Frylight.

Step 7

If you want them to be crispier, grill them for a few minutes once they’re cooked.

Step 8

Serve and enjoy however you’d like them. Lovely with a bit of fresh coriander, salt and pepper.

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Can I freeze these Syn Free Onion Bhajis?

We’ve not tried freezing them, but a lot of people in our Facebook Group have, and say they do freeze well.

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Syn Free Onion Bhajis

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Cooking Time

Large bhajis 5 Minutes 30 Minutes

Calories

Weight Watchers

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59kcal 1

Smart Points

Zero

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Peel and cut the red onions into thin half moons, you can use a mandolin for this. Peel and cut the sweet potato into manageable chunks, and grate using a mandolin or a normal cheese grater
  2. Put the onions and sweet potato into a large bowl, then add the two beaten eggs, salt and pepper and the spices
  3. Mix the mixture. Mix it good. Mix it like you've never mixed anything before. Unless you're a DJ well versed in mixes, stick to your music, you're amazing
  4. Either
  5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and spray liberally with Frylight. Get your hands dirty and roll the mixture into rough balls. Place onto the baking tray so they're not touching each other. Once arranged, spray again with Frylight, you can't use enough of it
  6. OR
  7. Spray a 12 hole muffin tray with a decent amount of Frylight, then divide the mixture equally between all 12 moulds. Press them down firmly and spray the top with more Frylight
  8. Then
  9. Place in an oven set at 180°C (fan) for 20-30 minutes, depending on how big you've made the bhajis
  10. About half way through, turn them over using a spatula and spray again with Frylight
  11. If you want them to be crispier, grill them for a few minutes once they're cooked
  12. Serve and enjoy however you'd like them. Lovely with a bit of fresh coriander, salt and pepper

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

RECIPE NOTES

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.

- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)

- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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52 Comments
  1. These went down really well at our recent Slimming World food night. Cut the moons up into small lengths as easier to form the ball shapes. Also I used butternut squash as well as sweet potato, whizzed them in a food processor instead of grating. Looking forward to taking them on picnics etc. Great veggie snack. Thank you.

  2. I made these on Saturday night as a starter before our syn free curry. They were absolutely delicious. My initial mix was a little too dry to hold together, as I had used a rather large sweet potato, so I simply added another beaten egg. When I put them on the baking sheet I wasn’t convinced they would work at all but they came out looking pretty much like restaurant bhajis. Thanks for a brilliant recipe.

  3. Made these tonight as a starter for the family they were delicious! But nxt time il cut the onions into quater moons has the onions were rather large and took alot of room on baking tray.

  4. Tried this after recipe recommended, Made the recipe in full on Saturday. Was a bit sweet, but tasty.
    Cooked just the sauce on its own tonight, and left in some chilli seeds, and slightly less almond milk, to use up the fresh ingredients,was really delicious, and sauce thicker. Some in the freezer for another night.

  5. I’ve made these a couple times, the first time being for a taster session at Slimming World, they went down an absolute treat! Everyone loved them, thank god I doubled the mixture! Really recommend this yummy recipe! They are lush!

  6. Found this recipe after doing a google search for slimming world friendly onion bhajis. They were absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Wish i’d doubled the recipe now. Will be making these again next curry night.

  7. These were amazing – much nicer than shop bought ones. No one could believe I made these myself lol.

    Glad I followed the top tip for muffin tins from Holly as the non-muffin tin batch came out as one big onion bhaji and didn’t crisp up correctly.

  8. I tried to make these the other day and although I sprayed liberally with fry light they stuck like crazy. What I could get off tastes great. I tried some in a muffin tin but those stuck too. Next time I might try muffin cases too.
    Just wondering if I used too much egg as I couldn’t get the mixture to form balls it just blobbed.
    Any suggestions or tips for next time I really want to make then again.

    1. Hi Jenny
      I make mine in a silicon muffin tin. It keeps the bhajis together and gives them a more uniform shape. (You still need to spray liberally with frylight.) Hope that helps.

  9. Made these last weekend along with the sweet potato pakoras….Was difficult not to eat them before the curry was made

  10. Delicious! I also used a muffin tray to portion them out. I’ve made a batch three days in a row now, they are a must savoury side or snack!

  11. Still can’t quite believe they are so delicious and syn free! My fakeaways are never going to be the same again. A must have side dish for every curry! Thanks pinch of nom!

    1. Hi Rebecca
      You can use either really, but we prefer to use red as they have a slightly milder and sweeter taste

  12. Followed the recipe without making any changes – they were gorgeous! So tasty lots of flavour, exactly like a bhaji, without the grease. Have saved this recipe, a winner, thankyou!

  13. Hi Kate… we’ve made these a couple of times now & absolutely LOVE them!!! Our only issue is that there are just the 2 of us & we only use half the mixture at a time. Do you know if I can freeze the mixture before I put the eggs in? Lou. x

    1. Hi Lou
      We’ve not tried freezing them so I’m not sure how well it would hold up, but, if you want to reduce the number of portions you can click on the number of servings box and adjust it to whatever you want. The ingredients will then be adjusted accordingly.

  14. Made them with two eggs but even when I was forming them they felt too wet. They didn’t stick together. Too much egg or maybe not enough sweet potato. Even though they fell.apart they are absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Hi Janine, sometimes it will depend on the size of the eggs you’re using. We tend to use medium eggs, unless otherwise stated. If you squeeze the grated potato in a tea towel to get rid of as much liquid as possible, this will help them to bind together. Some people have also suggested making them in a silicone muffin tray so that they keep their shape.

  15. When I try to print your recipes it says “this website has been reported as unsafe” and will not allow me to print.

    1. Hi Janet,

      We have a few technical issues with the print button – rest assured the website is safe! We’re working on sorting the print issues 😊

  16. mine were too wet too. should use 2 medium eggs i reckon. or just take the hit on. SW say to use the gram flour – i think it would be worth it

  17. Hiya just wondering can u make these up in advance before cooking and would u add everything or just have it all prepped
    Thanks debbie

  18. Two eggs not enough to bond them together. I just ended up with a mess of onions and sweet potato on the baking tray (and I used two huge duck eggs)!

    Tasted good though.

    1. Hi Jon
      Thanks for getting in touch. I use a silicon muffin tray for mine! It keeps everything together and gives them a nice, uniform shape. Hope that helps!

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