Lockdown Recipes: A Cure to Your Quarantine Cravings

“Excuse me, order” how badly we miss saying this during a lockdown of an unknown duration. Oh, that crunch of Papdi, the stretch of mozzarella and the icy cold shake which quenched the summer thirst, are all a matter of history now. We understand the plight of surviving with a tongue craving chaat a throat longing for watermelon mojito and a stomach hungering for fast food, it certainly isn’t a child’s play. But, don’t worry we at DU Beat understand your plight and have therefore listed the ‘easy to make’ recipes which are a perfect cure to your cravings. Gotcha back always!

Cheesy Garlic Bread 

Cheesy Garlic Bread | Image credits: Cooking classy

Just like the beauty of its name the savour of this dish is beautiful as well. All you need to do is take four cloves of garlic and crush it with two tablespoons of butter. Spread this DIY garlic butter on a loaf of bread and cover it with grated mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle some oregano and chilli flakes on the top of your ready to cook piece of bread and cook it in a pan greased with butter, until the cheese melts completely. Don’t, forget to cover the pan with a glass lid while cooking. Your restaurant style garlic bread is ready to eat!

Aaloo Chaat 

Aloo Chaat | Image credits: Dhaba style

A talk about cravings without a mention of street food is impossible, so how can this list not include it. Aaloo chaat isn’t only a chaat but a heaven of its own and now with this easy recipe you can create it right in your home. Take four half boiled potatoes and cut them in small pieces. Shallow fry in a pan until crisp. Take them out and add a pinch of salt, chaat masala, two chopped green chilies (for the spicy tadka), a tablespoon of green chutney, lemon juice and mix it like the chaat pro. Get the proper feels by serving it in a disposable bowl.

Mac and Cheese Macaroni 

Mac and Cheese | Image credits: Tasty

This fabulous snack is legit a five minute cook. Microwave macaroni with water for about two minutes. Take it out and microwave it again for two minutes but now with milk and cheese. Viola! Your all-time favourite mac and cheese is ready to treat you. Unbelievable right? Try it out yourself.


Donuts | Image credits: Kriti Gupta for DU Beat

If the world ended and I was given a chance to have my last dessert it wouldn’t be anything but donuts and we know it’s true for most of you hence, we here bring you the recipe of the king of desserts. Take half a cup of milk add a teaspoon of white vinegar to it and keep aside. Take one and half cup of all-purpose flour (Maida), add one fourth cup of melted butter, half a teaspoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of baking powder, a pinch of cinnamon powder, a tablespoon of curd, one fourth cup of castor sugar and the milk containing vinegar from the first step, all into it to kneed a dough. Cover the dough and keep it aside for half an hour. Divide the dough in small parts, make a thick roti out of each part and deep fry in a pan until golden brown. Tada! It’s ready, all you have to do now is to dip them in molten chocolate or decorate it with sprinkles and icing sugar for having it the classic style.

Oreo ice-cream 

Oreo Ice-Cream | Image credits: The Two Bite Club

Oreo and ice-cream, who in the entire cosmos can resist this combination dripping satisfaction. With this recipe, now create this delectable dessert with your own hands. Take one tray of ice in a bowl and 500g of cream in another. Place the bowl containing cream over the ice bed in the other bowl. Blend the cream with a blender until it becomes fluffy and light. Add one and a half cup of condensed milk, one tea spoon of vanilla essence and 14-15 crushed Oreo cookies, to the blended cream. Mix all the ingredients with a light hand and some more crushed cookies at top.  transfer the mixture either in a popsicle mould or an air tight jar and keep it in a freezer for six hours. Your creamy, crunch and truly lovable ice-cream is ready to devour.

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Kriti Gupta