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5 Easy Cook Recipes for University

By jhobson 16 Oct 2023

For many, transitioning into university life means goodbye to home cooked meals and embracing takeout containers and boxes of cereal. It doesn’t have to be this way, it is very possible to cook budget friendly, delicious and nutritious meals while balancing a hectic schedule. We have put together some of our favourite things to eat, and amazingly they all take less than 40 minutes to cook. They are also very meal prep friendly.

Bon Appetit!

1. Spicy Chicken Curry


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 200ml chopped tomatoes
  • Chicken thigh or breast
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tbsp yogurt

Get Cooking

  1.  Heat some oil in a pan and add the chopped spring onions and garlic. Let it cook for 5 minutes then throw in the curry powder and ground ginger.
  2.   Next pour the chopped tomatoes and chicken into the pan and mix. Let it cook for about 5 minutes or until it looks cooked on all sides.
  3. Add in the water and a heaped tablespoon of yogurt, mix properly and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes.

This dish is best served with some rice or flat bread.

To make this vegetarian friendly, swap chicken for any meat alternative of your choice or even some fresh cauliflower or mushrooms.

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