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How to cook delicious foods for family of 5 with N500 or N650

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

Crayfish: 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

Onions: N20

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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