Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras | Slimming World

I think it’s fair to say that I love Pakoras. Inevitably, the ones from the takeaway are rather bad syn wise, so we came up with some Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras. They go very well with our 1.5 Syn Slimming World Samosas!


These Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras are made from just Sweet Potato & Onions, we like simple things made from simple ingredients.

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How do I chop the onion in these Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras

We used a Mandolin to cut the onion, much easier than using a knife to chop finely, and every chef has one in their kitchen. Make sure to keep the top of the onion intact, don’t chop it off! It’s this that will hold the onion together as you slice it.

This is the Mandolin that we have in our kitchen. It’s the one that most chefs will have in their kitchen too. It’s well build, has 3 different blades and a guard to keep your fingers safe.


How do you make the Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras go crispy?

The secret (or rather not because we’re telling you!) is Frylight. By spraying the outside of the Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras before baking, it’ll ensure they go brown and crispy.


We used sunflower Frylight for these, and it’s fab as it’s only 1cal a spray!

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These Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras go perfectly with a Saturday night fakeaway like a Syn Free Chicken Balti, or 2 Syn Butter Chicken.


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Syn Free Sweet Potato Pakoras

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  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and set aside. Place a large sweet potato in the microwave (prick it first) for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Chop the root end off the onions (do not cut the other end off!) and peel. The top of the onion will hold the onion together as you slice it on the mandolin
  3. Select the finest blade for your mandolin and slice the onions. Watch your fingers, always use the guard
  4. Squeeze the juice from the onions with your hand over the sink & place the onion into a large bowl
  5. Combine the ground coriander, ground cumin, garam masala, chilli powder, spring onion, salt and pepper in a bowl and add to the onion mix. Stir well
  6. Next grate in the cooked sweet potato, the skin will just fall away
  7. Get your hands in and mix until the mixture forms a ball. Split the mixture into 12 and make into small balls using your hands
  8. Place on the baking parchment & spray will with frylight
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes remove from the oven, spray them again with the Frylight


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    1. Hi Natalie
      Yes you should be able to freeze them when they’re cooked, then pop them in the oven to reheat when you’re ready for them. They’ll probably take 20 – 30 minutes from frozen, but keep an eye on them!

  1. I made these for our class taster tonight , i slightly overdid the chilli powder but they are very tasty , i made a mint , cucumber and yogurt dip to counteract the chilli overkill

    1. Hi Claire
      You could make them in the Actifry, but you should take the paddle out as they can be a bit delicate before they are cooked

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