During this Covid-19 pandemic, lots of people are complaining of hunger. While the pandemic has caused some to have more money, it has caused lots of others hardship.
Today, we will be talking about 2 different foods at the rate of N500 and N650 respectively, that one can use to feed a family of 5 people.
Food 1: Pasta(Spaghetti)
Spaghetti is a very delicious dish and quite filling as well. It can be prepared with just N650.
Spaghetti: 2 for N400
Sachet tomato: 1 for N50
Fresh pepper: N50
Groundnut oil: 1 sachet for N50
Onions: 2 for N20
Seasoning cubes( popularly called maggi): 6 for N30
I assume we all have salt at home.
Method of preparation:
Cut onions, blend crayfish and pepper or grind them but not smoothly.
Boil the pasta for about 7 minutes.
Sieve out the water with a filter.
Dry your pot.
Put your oil.
Put your onions.
Put your sachet tomato, blended crayfish and pepper.
Put 5 cubes of maggi and a teaspoon of salt.
Fry for about 3-5 minutes.
Add some water, depending on how you prefer your pasta, soft or not so soft.
Then put your earlier cooked pasta and turn with a fork. Do not turn with a turning stick else it'll get soggy. Turn by lifting up pasta and making sure it mixes well with sauce.
Keep turning until it mixes well, then cover the pot for 1 minute or more, cook to your desired softness.
Your food is ready to be served to a family of 5.
Tip: Use slim spaghetti for bigger quantity, turn with only a fork to avoid soggy pasta, serve while hot.
There's another food that's even cheaper than pasta, in case N500 is the last amount you have.
Food 2: Beans
Beans is a very nutritious food, not everyone likes it, but there are people who absolutely love it.
It's really easy to prepare and can be made with just N500.
Beans: 1 and half derica for N300
Seasoning cubes: N30
Palm oil: N100
Fresh pepper: N50
Select the beans.
Put it in a pot, then on fire and leave to boil.
Wash beans then put back on fire.
Allow to boil for quite a while until beans gets soft.
Cut your onions and grind your pepper, then put them in.
Put in your palm oil and seasoning cubes as well.
Put in 5 seasoning cubes and half a teaspoon of salt.
Turn very well with a turning stick or cooking spoon. Leave to cook for about 10 minutes.
Your beans is ready to be served.
Tip: Do not put your onions early, put it late so it can be a bit crunchy, it's really yummy that way.
If you were expecting that there would be fish or meat in any of these foods, sorry to disappoint. One can't get a lot with that amount in Nigeria, one can only manage with such amount.
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