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The best healthy baked onion bhajis

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A deliciously healthy oven baked onion bhaji, using sweet potato and indian inspired spices to make a healthy and tasty batter



  • 4 onions (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (pricked and microwaved for 7 minutes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Fry the onions gently in low-calorie cooking spray for about 10 minutes, until soft and golden. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Scoop the flesh out of the cooked sweet potatoes into a bowl and mash with a fork.
  4. Add the egg, spices and salt to the sweet potato, using the fork to combine thoroughly to make a batter. Stir in the cooled fried onions until thoroughly coated.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and use your hands to shape bhajis out of the mixture (this should make about 12)
  6. Spray thoroughly with cooking spray and bake for 45 minutes until golden and crisp.


Note: Try making a quick yoghurt and mint dip to go with these. Simply mix 250g fat-free Greek yoghurt, a handful of finely chopped mint leaves, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes