Coming back home, tired after a full day and then having nothing to eat can turn your bad mood, sour, either you’re too tired to go out, or you’re broke, but a hungry stomach is a deaf stomach, excuses won’t work on it. So here are a few cheap and tasty delicacies for students that will bring a smile to your tummy.
1. Bread Pizza
This quick and easy recipe of cheesy goodness is fit for an evening snack. This delicious homemade bread pizza is cost-effective and needs just 5minutes of your precious time.
Ingredients: Bread slices, tomato ketchup, cheese (grated), topping of your choice.
Method: Take a slice, toast it a little and spread tomato ketchup on it. Put toppings of your choice; sliced salami, capsicum slices or chopped, onion, etc. Grate the cheese on the slice, and then microwave it or put it in the oven. You could sprinkle pepper and oregano for garnishing. Et voilà!
2. Hung Curd Sandwich
Sandwiches are best known for their easy to make recipes and filling tendencies. They’re delicious and healthy at the same time. This sandwich gives a tingling sensation to your tongue and your tastebuds couldn’t be any happier.
Ingredients: hung curd chopped- onion, tomato, capsicum, coriander, salt, pepper, oregano, chat masala.
Method: Toast the bread if you wish. In a saucepan, put 1tbsp oil and put the onion, fry them until soft, put the tomato and capsicum and the coriander. Put a little salt and pepper and then add the hung curd with a little chat masala. Place the filling in within the bread and grill it in a sandwich maker or on a tawa. If you like it spicy, you can add chopped green chilli to the mixture or red chilli powder. Eat it hot with chutney or ketchup.
3. Spicy Bhujia/ Kurkure
A spicy evening snack that is a perfect date for a lazy evening (with a cup of tea) or an evening of binge watching your favorite series because popcorns are too mainstream. This is easy, cheap and delicious.
Ingredients: Bhujia or Kurkure, chopped onion and cucumber, chopped tomato, lemon juice, chat masala, corns or nuts (optional)
Method: In a bowl put the bhujia or kukure, add the chopped onion, cucumber and tomato, add the lemon juice and chat masala to the mixture. Cover the bowl with a plate and shake hard or use a big spoon to mix. The mixture should be slightly dry to give a crunch. You can add corns or nuts to the mixture. Settle on the couch and enjoy.
4. Easy Pancake
Pancakes, need I say more? A perfect English breakfast or a filling evening snack which is mouth-watering, delicious and healthy. They best go with maple syrup, but I prefer mine with a liberal dribble of Hershey’s chocolate syrup. So here goes the recipe.
Ingredients: 2 cups of milk, three eggs, maida, sugar, vanilla essence, butter.
Method: In a bowl, put together the maida and sugar and make a well, pour the milk and whisk it thoroughly to avoid lumps. Add the eggs and the vanilla essence and whisk it again and make it into a little thick liquid. In a pan, heat butter, and pour some mixture, when the batter turns golden brown, or bubble comes up on top flip it over and cook the other side well. Eat with your preferred syrup while cooking the other batches of the batter.
5. Egg Toast
Egg Toasts are damn tasty, be it a sweet toast or a spicy one. And since bread is global “students’ staple diet”, this bread dish is one of the best discovered.
Ingredients: eggs, bread, sugar (sweet toast); eggs, bread, chopped onions, chopped chillies, salt, pepper, oregano (spicy toast)
Method: In a big bowl put as many eggs as you want to add the sugar and whisk well. Dip the bread or the toast in the egg mixture on both the sides. In a pan heat refine oil or just butter and put the bread in the pan. When it starts getting golden brown, flip it and let the other side cook. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder or icing sugar if you want. It is optional.
For the spicy toast, in the egg mixture add the chopped onion, chillies and some salt and pepper. Fry it the same way and sprinkle some oregano on it. Eat with ketchup or chutney.
There it goes, some beautiful and delicious snacks that you can always depend on. Don’t forget to lick your fingers!