Sweet Potato Pakoras

  • 20MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 50KCAL

Our Sweet Potato Pakoras are the perfect slimming-friendly Fakeaway accompaniment whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories50
  • Carbs9g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat0.1g
  • Saturates0.02g
  • Sugars3g

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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 to know 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?

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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sweet Potato Pakoras recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato Pakoras recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Sweet Potato Pakoras recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato Pakoras recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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.

Alternatively you could slice the onions very finely with a knife or grate them!

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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.

Step 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.

Step 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 mandoline.

Step 3

Select the finest blade for your mandoline and slice the onions. Watch your fingers, always use the guard. Alternatively, you can grate the onion.

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Step 4

Squeeze the juice from the onions with your hand over the sink and place the onion into a large bowl.

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Step 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.

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Step 6

Next grate in the cooked sweet potato, the skin will just fall away.

Step 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.

Step 8

Place on the baking parchment and spray will with low calorie cooking spray.

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Step 9

Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes remove from the oven, spray them again with the Low calorie cooking spray.

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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!

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

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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Sweet Potato Pakoras

Our Sweet Potato Pakoras are the perfect slimming-friendly Fakeaway accompaniment whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 50
  • Carbs 9G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 large Brown Onion
  • 2 large Red Onions
  • 1 large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Spring Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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Instructions

  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 mandoline
  3. Select the finest blade for your mandoline and slice the onions. Watch your fingers, always use the guard. Alternatively, you can grate the onion.
  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 Low calorie cooking spray
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. After 10 minutes remove from the oven, spray them again with the Low calorie cooking spray

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GreaterMancunianThursday 9th May 2019

planning to try these tomorrow but thinking that whenever I’ve cooked sweet potato before, it goes soft … will it still grate properly ?. Always done them in the oven as I don’t have a microwave … is that the secret ?

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    Emma TThursday 20th June 2019

    Hi there,

    We’ve grated them to keep some of the texture rather than mashing. You can cook them in an oven instead, but cook until just tender ????

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