9 Low-Budget Recipes You Can Make With Ingredients in Your House

July 15, 2022

Nigeria is hard these days, and things are getting more expensive day by day, but man must chop. These nine recipes work with tight budgets and ingredients you already have in your kitchen or can easily be sourced.

Plantain fufu 

When you’re tired of eating staple swallows like eba, pounded yam, etc. It’s also a lot healthier and lighter. Enjoy with your favourite soups. 

Find the recipe at Chef Lola’s Kitchen


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 Garri chips 

An interesting way to eat garri that I totally recommend. It’s not every time you have to drink garri and groundnut. Sometimes you have to try things outside the box. I doubted the recipe until I tried it, and I haven’t looked back since then.

Find the recipe at Ife Grace

Plantain and ice cream 

I’m including this recipe here because I’ve tried it and it bangs. There’s a whole video of me trying it, and I was shocked at how good it tasted. The recipe isn’t complicated; just fry plantain and eat with vanilla ice cream. 

Find the recipe on TikTok

Spaghetti Jollof 

I like to believe that spaghetti Jollof is a staple in every Nigerian home. In my house, we make it at least twice a week, because it’s easy to make and doesn’t cost much. But just because it’s quick to make doesn’t mean you should cook it anyhow. Here’s a recipe that’ll have you feeling bougie. 

Get the recipe on Zikoko

Agege bread French toast 

I know this may sound strange, but the French toast slaps much harder if made with agege bread. It slaps even without nutmeg or vanilla extract.

Get the recipe at Dobby’s Signature


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Egg toast 

This is one of the ways Indians like to make bread and eggs. It’s sort of the same way you make French toast, but you add a few other ingredients like tomatoes, onions and pepper. 

Get the recipe at India Healthy Recipes

Yamarita without flour

Most people include flour when making yamarita, but I just found out that you can do without the flour and it would still taste great. I’m very excited about this because I stopped making yamarita due to the high price of flour, but now I’m back. These are the things I love to see. 

Get the recipe from Adanna’s kitchen

Plantain chips 

I genuinely thought the process of making plantain chips was a long, difficult one until I read the recipe. Please why have I been buying plantain chips instead of making them in my house? 

Get the recipe at Precious Core 

Jollof rice with corned beef

The day my mother cooked this at home, I wondered what was going through her mind. Why did she think mixing rice and corned beef was a thing to do? Then I tried it and all my doubts went out the window. Try this recipe out today. 

Get the recipe at Telande World 


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