What are some really simple recipes?
I am a college student so simple recipes is what I live for. I searched through web and found many recipes which were not only easy but low calories too.
Here are some of those recipes...
Guild-Free Fried Chicken-
I have a dessert suggestion for you that is absolutely delicious, involves no cooking, very easy to make and has only three ingredients that will set you back $5.
This is a Hawaiian dessert is called guri guri. It is a cross between ice cream and shaved ice. The orange flavored version is very similar in taste to a Creamcicle. Unfortunately, it is hard to get, as the only place they sell it is on Maui, where the recipe originated over 100 years ago. So it is a treat, even for the locals.
Recently, I was talking about guri guri on another answer of mine, when Amanda Miyahira said she had a recipe for it. I was pleasantly surprise to hear this, but also thought that was impossible, as I've never heard of anyone ever making it at home. Intrigued with the idea, I decide to make it this past weekend and was very pleased with the results. I'd say it is very, very close to the original.
Here's all you need to do:
- 1 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
- 1 can (12 oz.) 7-Up (Sprite is an acceptable substitute)
- 2 cans (24 oz.) strawberry or orange soda
- Mix all the ingredients in a plastic bowl with a whisk, then put it in the blender on low for about 2 minutes
- Place the blended mixture in a sealable plastic container and put it in the freezer for 8 hours
- Then break apart the partially frozen mixture with a fork
- Put it in the freezer again and it should be ready to eat in another 8 hours
My favorite easy recipe is Key Lime Pie. this is the traditional recipe, but I use a store bought graham cracker crust and use whipped cream as the topping. The whole process is super easy and it's delectable.
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (12 to 15 key limes or 3 to 4 common limes)
- 4 teaspoons grated lime zest
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 11 graham crackers
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1. Whisk the egg yolks and lime zest together in a bowl until tinted light green. This takes about 2 minutes
2. Beat in milk, then juice and set aside at room temperature till it thickens.
3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
4. Mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar in another bowl.
5. Add butter and stir with a fork until well blended.
6. Pour this mixture into a 9-inch pie pan and press over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Try using the bottom of a measuring cup to make sure the graham cracker mixture forms a firm crust on the bottom of the pie pan.
7. Bake on the center rack for about 15 minutes until the crust is lightly brown, remove and let cool to room temperature.
8. Pour the lime filling into crust, spread evenly, and then bake for 15 minutes until the center sets, but still wiggles when shaken.
9. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
10. Refrigerate for at least three hours until well chilled.
Some of you might like to serve it with a whipped cream topping or a meringue topping, but I prefer keeping it simple. If the pie seems to be sticking to the pan when serving, try dipping the pan into a bowl of warm water to loosen it.
EASY PEASY ALOO PARATHA
① – Potatoes ② – Wheat Flour ③ – Onions
- Boil the potatoes, peel them and then mash them using a potato masher.
- Add salt, red chilli powder and chopped onions, mix the batter well.
- Take the wheat flour, add water, oil, and salt to it and knead into smooth and soft dough.
- Pinch two small balls from the dough and flatten them into a round roti.
- Place a small portion of aloo mix on one roti.
- Gently place the other roti on top and press to seal the edges with your figure tips.
- Put some oil in the pan and place the aloo stuffed roti on it. Cook from both the sides and your aloo paratha is ready to serve. To add a zing of flavor to your parantha, serve it hot with yogurt and mango pickle.
READY IN A HEARTBEAT BREAD OMELET
① – Eggs ② – Butter ③ – Bread
- Crack the eggs in a bowl, add salt and pepper, and beat using a fork.
- Cut the bread into small square pieces.
- Heat butter in a pan and gently pour the eggs in it.
- Add the pieces of bread into it.
- Cook from both sides.
- This 5 min recipe is suitable for breakfast!
PEED OF LIGHT GRILLED CHICKEN
① – Chicken ② – Tandoori chicken masala ③ – Curd
- Cut the chicken into small pieces.
- Add the tandoori chicken masala, some curd and marinate for few hours.
- Grill the marinated chicken in the oven or over flaming coals and your grilled chicken is ready. Serve hot grilled chicken with pudina (mint) chutney and get the party started.
My mum makes lovely little fairy cake type things, and the recipe is super simple - easy to scale up or down, plus you can vary the basic mix and add things like chocolate chips, lemon zest, raisins (really delicious!).
All you have to do is remember the magic combination of 4/4/4/2 :D
Mum's Fairy Cakes - makes 12
4oz or 100g caster sugar
4oz or 100g margarine
4oz or 100g self raising flour
Put your oven on to 180c / gas mark 4 (350f I think)
Line a 12-hole patty tin with little cake cases.
Put the sugar and margarine into a bowl and cream it with an electric mixer til it's all nice and soft. You could do it with a wooden spoon but it'd take a bit longer. Once it's all soft, add the eggs and mix til combined. Then add the flour and mix that in; you could fold the flour in with a spoon to be careful, but I use the electric mixer - mix it just enough to incorporate all the flour into your other ingredients.
Spoon the mix into the cake cases, put into the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes (depending on your oven). Once they're all risen and golden, take them out and let them cool. Decorate with a little plain icing (simple glacé icing works well) and enjoy!
Here's an easy Grilled Chicken Wrap recipe: