6 Easy Quarantine Comfort Food Recipes

As we navigate through a Pandemic, I hope you’re safe wherever you are! I’ve included 6 easy quarantine comfort food recipes to get you started and push away those Covid blues.

With most of the world stuck at home and our favourite restaurants and street vendors closed, people are turning to their own kitchens to recreate their versions of food for their soul or comfort food. It’s one of the only things that seem to be getting us through these tough times.

I find it extremely soothing and comforting to walk into the kitchen and make myself something to eat, something that I’ve been craving, something that comforts and nourishes me.

Over the past few months my husband and I (mostly I) have tried and tested several recipes and I wanted to share some of them that have stuck with us and given us a sense of comfort that all is going to be ok in the world!

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered on all substitute ingredients.

Chicken in milk – Jamie Oliver

chicken in milk 6 quarantine comfort food recipes

Photo- Jamie Oliver

My husband found this recipe online and I thought it was the weirdest thing I had ever heard, until he mentioned it was a Jamie Oliver recipe and then I acted like I never doubted him in the first place!

It’s the milk that creates a beautiful sauce and the most amazing little cheese curds. Goes perfect with some garlic bread.

“If that chicken was a woman, would you marry it?”- Jamie Oliver

Chocolate chip cookies- A Cozy Kitchen

cozy chocolate chip cookies quarantine comfort

Photo – A Cozy Kitchen

I wanted to hop on the baking trend during quarantine so I decided to pick chocolate chip cookies because cookies make the world a better place! I’ve tried so many chocolate chip cookie recipes but they’ve either been too sweet or too dry and not chewy enough, but trust me these are the best cookies I’ve ever made. I’ve shared this recipe with friends too and it’s been a hit.

Quick Tip- This batch makes a lot of cookies! I baked only a few for us, rolled the rest of the raw dough into balls and froze them in Ziplock baggies. We had access to a quick sweet treat for many weeks!

Korean Street Toast- Seonkyoung Longest

quarantine korean street toast comfort food

Photo-Asian at Home

My friends and I love Korean food and there a few good places we’ve been to in the city. However Korean street food is something that isn’t available easily in Mumbai, let me know if you know any places. One of the first recipes I made was Gilgeori-Toast which means Street toast.

Substitutes:

  1. Honey Ham-I’ve used regular ham, chicken ham and even salami, it works great with either

  2. American Cheese- I use any processed cheese slices (Britannia/Amul/Go Cheese)

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil- Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

quarantine comfort food

Photo- Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Yes Chrissy! Her recipes on this website are my go-to for any quick meal and she purely believes that “Sometimes tasty=messy” and that’s my sort of comfort food too. I loved this recipe because all you have to do besides prep is throw everything onto a baking sheet.

Substitutes

Old Bay Seasoning- you can use a spice blend of onion and garlic powder, paprika, ground black pepper, dry mustard, ground nutmeg, crushed bay leaves and salt

Clay Pot Chicken Rice- Marion’s Kitchen

quarantine comfort food recipe

Photo- Marion’s Kitchen

My family and friends love Asian food and it’s something we really connect over. I’ve found myself sharing a lot of Marion’s recipes with my mum and friends and it’s mainly because she gives you all the substitutes for her recipes because there are certain ingredients that are ridiculously expensive or are just not available. This pot rice was a revelation and tasted exactly like what is available at more Chinese restaurants in the city!

Substitutes:

  1. Clay pot- you can use any heavy bottom pan, I actually cooked everything in a pot on the stove and transferred into my rice cooker and added more water than the required amount to get that moist consistency

  2. Chicken broth- use a Maggi soup cube/ flavour cube or stock cube mixed in water

  3. Soya sauce- this recipe calls for dark and light soya sauce, I just used light and it worked great

  4. Mushrooms- I used dried Italian mushrooms but this recipe works great with any mushrooms

  5. Chinese Sausage- use pepperoni instead or regular pork sausage

Bacon Dumpling Noodle Soup- Marion’s Kitchen

bacon dumpling noodle soup recipe

Photo- Marion’s Kitchen

I had to add another Marion favourite! This was the perfect monsoon meal, when you crave something comforting and something that keeps the cold away. This broth only takes 15-minutes and you can toss in any veggies you like.

Substitutes:

  1. Chicken broth- use a Maggi soup cube/ flavour cube or stock cube mixed in water

  2. Dumplings- I added Prasuma frozen momos, you can add any frozen dumplings

  3. Noodles- any that you have on hand!

That’s it from me for now guys! Hope you find your comfort food in at-least one of these 6 easy recipes till the world settles down a bit.

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