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Viral & trending food recipes during lockdown

The most trending topic of the day is the recipe. Many cool and easy recipes have broken the internet and we are just loving it. The lockdown phase has discovered many talents hidden within us, and surely one of them is cooking. Everyday my friends share pictures and videos portraying their master art and talent in cooking.

As lockdown was announced, we all have limited stock in our kitchen as well as our nearby shops are also in shortage of grocery items.

So including the trending and viral recipes, I am going to suggest a few more simple recipes that my friends and I have tried during the lockdown phase:

1. Diet Cake

This is easy to cook recipe and also will satisfy your cravings for sweet, so if you are a fitness freak or gym freak as my friend Neha Yadav, you can seriously try this unique recipe.


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Few dry fruits
  • Dates

How to make:

In a large bowl, mix jaggery, olive oil and curd. Whisk till the jaggery dissolves completely. Now add wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon powder, salt and sieve them all together.

To prepare a thick batter, add 1/2 cup water. Mix well with cut and fold method then add all the dry fruits and dates.

Bake the cake at 180 degree Celsius for 40 minutes. Your cake is ready!!!

2. Paneer-Cheese-Potato-bread roll

This is my quick recipe, you need some boiled potatoes, paneer (cottage cheese), cheese and bread.

Mesh the boiled potatoes and add shredded paneer, cheese, chopped green chilli and chopped onions. Mix them well.

Take some water in a bowl, cut the sides of the bread and slightly soak the bread slices in the water, press the bread with your hands to squeeze water from it, stuff it with the potato mix and fry them.

3. Romantic Italian dinner during the lockdown with Pasta

Pasta-La-Vista, you can store pasta for months so I do have pasta stored in my kitchen, my recipe is the easiest recipe one can try.

Add pasta, water, milk in a bowl, sprinkle salt, add a teaspoon of vegetable oil, Maggi masala, red chilli flakes and microwave them for nine minutes, remove the bowl from microwave now add milk with cheese and put in again in the microwave for a minute. Your cheese pasta is ready in 10 minutes.

Add oregano to pasta, pour wine in your glass and you can add any other stuff you want as your sides.

Dalgona Coffee, Mimi’s style

Here comes the viral recipe of lockdown, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook all the social media is flooded with the pictures of Dalgona coffee.

I also tried today but twisted the recipe slightly by adding hot milk instead of water. So the recipe is simple but I did it through my way:

I added 5 teaspoons of sugar, 5 teaspoons of coffee and very little hot milk.

*Note- Great recipe for an arm workout.

Whip the mixture until it becomes creamy. Add chilled sweetened milk in a serving glass, fill it with ice, top it with the coffee cream.

Appam with Idli batter

I am sharing the link of the video, shared by my friend Shubhra who herself is a food blogger.

You can simply click on the link and watch it:

Few more dishes:

Veg nuggets by Fatma Khan:

Healthy quinoa meal by Twinkle

Special mention of a very difficult dish, without which our lockdown survival is incomplete and also my blog. This dish has been satisfying our palate for decades. It’s non-other than Maggie.😜😋

Veg Maggie

Share your recipes to us so that we can also try and become a professional chef..!!