Easy DIY Recipes with 5 or Less Ingredients

By Hooria Tahir | 10, Oct, 2022
Easy DIY Recipes with 5 or Less Ingredients

If you're a student living university life or someone with little to no time on their hands, cooking can be a hassle. Not to mention how expensive groceries have been! While cooking comes easily to some, it's not the case for everyone. Many of us just don't have the patience for it. But there is good news.

Quick and easy recipes are just the fix to help you satisfy all your cravings and have a fun time in the kitchen. For those who would much instead order in, we have listed some of the easiest recipes that require five or fewer ingredients. 

If you would like easy, quick, and Halal recipes, keep reading. Now, you too can enjoy food made with your own hands that takes little to no effort. 

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1. The Perfect Eggs 

the perfect eggs recipe

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Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. It helps fuel your body after a long sleep when it is in a naturally fasted state. But, often, most people are in a hurry, whether that be to get to work or school. So, this recipe will help make your day that much better. 

You will need the following: 

  • Two eggs 
  • 2 tbsp Butter 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Two slices of bread 

How to: 

Melt two tbsp butter in a skillet and add sliced mushrooms and tomatoes. Sautee your veggies for a minute or two to bring out the flavor. Next, crack in two eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add your eggs to the skillet with your veggies and cook until ready. 

Toast your two slices of bread and serve with the eggs. This makes for an excellent and, might we say–decadent breakfast. Honestly, you will feel like you're on vacation! The best part? It takes a total of 10 minutes at max to prepare. 


2. Chia Seed Pudding

chia seed pudding

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Speaking of breakfast, did someone say pudding? Who would think to make pudding for breakfast? Well, try this healthy version before you answer. 

You will need the following: 

  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds 
  • Half a cup of any dairy/dairy-free milk 
  • A pinch of cinnamon 
  • Honey 

How to: 

Add two tbsp of chia seeds into a bowl and mix with a pinch of cinnamon. The cinnamon will add loads of flavor and help amp this recipe up. Next, add a bit of honey for that extra sweetness. Now, add half a cup of milk of your choice and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight. 

This chia seed pudding is an excellent source of fat and fiber, especially in the mornings. You can also cut any seasonal fruit to add as a topping, but this is optional. 


3. Garlic Ramen

easy garlic ramen

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Ramen is the go-to for anyone who likes to eat quick and easy recipes. But it can get boring. Well, this garlic ramen recipe will make for the perfect meal and satisfy your hunger completely. 

You will need the following:

  • One pack of ramen 
  • Two cloves of garlic 
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Butter 

How to:

Boil your ramen noodles as you usually would and set aside the noodles. Now, in a different pan, melt your butter. This is the time to add two cloves of minced garlic and saute until fragrant. Next, add your ramen seasoning and your soya sauce. Once this mixture is combined, add in your noodles, and voila! You will have one of the best ramen bowls you've ever had. 

The best part is that you're the one who made it, all under ten minutes. 


4. Cheese + Tomato + Bread

bread with cheese and tomato

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Sandwiches are a go-to snack during the day but can often be hard to recreate with long lists of ingredients. But this one is an exception. All you need are three fundamental ingredients, and you have a nutritional and filling recipe. 

You will need the following: 

  • Two slices of bread 
  • One tomato 
  • Cheese 

How to:

Toast your pieces of bread and begin chopping up your tomato. Thin, even slices are the way to go here. Once your bread is warm and toasty, start layering on your thinly sliced tomato, followed by a sprinkle of your favorite cheese, and finish with a drizzle of salt and pepper. 

This recipe may seem simple, but it is one of the best snacks for the on-the-go. You get in your carbs, fat, and fiber. The simple salt and pepper seasoning complements the freshly sliced tomato. 

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