Top 10 Easy Recipes with Just 3 Ingredients

At least for some mothers lockdown has been so annoying with kids around showing frequent hunger pangs. Those who haven’t entered the kitchen so far have become passionate experimenting with new recipes to make the kids and family happy. Check out these top 10 easy recipes with just 3 ingredients. If you have any of these ingredients available at home you can turn them into a delicious treat in a matter of seconds. We can make cooking fun-filled, easy, and simple with some quick 3 ingredients recipes.  Also, let your children be a part of this cooking game and enjoy the delicacies done by them.

Avocado Lassi

Image of a cup of Avocado Lassi in a tumbler along with a whole and cut avocado fruit displayed
Picture Courtesy: Healthhunt

Let us start with a healthy breakfast option with just 3 ingredient recipes at home. This will bring a tastier and healthier creamy twist to your otherwise boring day.

Preparation time – 0

Cook time – 5 minutes

Serves – 1


Avocado – 1

Yogurt – 1 cup

Honey – 1 tsp

Preparation Method

  • Deseed the avocado and scoop out the flesh into a blender.
  • Add 1 cup yogurt and honey and blend it well.
  • Cool and serve.

Cashew Burfi

Image of a beautifully arranged cashew burfi coated with silver foil
Picture Courtesy: India Study Channel

This Indian recipe is essentially a part of all festivals and celebrations. This easy 3 ingredient recipes without an oven can be a fuss-free delicacy that can be served to your guests after a meal in a get together replacing other savories. It’s rich and nutritious at the same time.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 45 minutes

Serves – 10


Cashews – 250 grams

Sugar – 250 grams

Milk – 240 ml

Silver leaves (optional) – for decoration

Preparation Method

  • Use a blender and make a fine paste of cashew and milk.
  • Mix the sugar into the cashew paste and cook on low flame stirring continuously till the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Boil it on medium flame stirring constantly till the paste leaves from the sides of the pan and becomes dough-like consistency.
  • Remove from the flame and allow it cool till you can bear the heat.
  • Transfer into the greased plate and roll it before it cools completely.
  • Optionally, cover it with silver leaf and keep it aside and let it cool down.
  • Cut into diamond shapes and serve to your guests.

Chocolate Crackles

Image of pretty polka dotted blue and black colour cups filled with chocolate crackles
Picture Courtesy: Australian Kitchen

This can be an easy retreat for your kids with just 3 ingredient recipes Indian moms can try out at home. Don’t be over conscious about health; let them enjoy such savories once in a while.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 10 minutes

Serves – 3


Compound chocolate – 200 grams

Coconut (desiccated) – 20 grams

Puffed rice – 3 cups

Preparation Method

  • Take a microwave-safe bowl and place the chocolate on medium-high and microwave until it melts. After a minute stir well and check if it is completely melted or not. Heat for 10 seconds more if required.
  • Add the desiccated coconut partly and mix well. Now add puffed rice and combine well.
  • Take cupcake cups and fill the mixture. Top it with leftover coconut and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • When set properly, remove from the refrigerator and serve.

Coffee Mug Omelet

image of delicious omelet filled in porcelain coffee mug and saucer kept on a wooden table with yellow and green table mat
Picture Courtesy: Hungry Girl

This makes a perfect meal for the day for kids in your hurry-burry life; seriously! This 3 ingredient recipe that is also vegan will be enjoyed by the entire family in a crazy morning schedule. It can be served for lunch, dinner, or even as a midnight snack.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 5 minutes

Serves -1


Egg – 1 whole and 2 white

Cheddar cheese (shredded) – 2 Tbsp

Capsicum (green, diced) – 1 Tbsp

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking spray to grease

Preparation Method

  • Take a microwave-safe coffee mug and grease it with cooking spray.
  • Combine all the ingredients and add to the coffee mug and microwave for a minute on high. Remove and stir the mixture well.
  • Again place it in the microwave and cook until the egg is set completely for another one more minute.
  • Remove and top it with some of the shredded cheddar cheese and serve hot.

Fruit Cake

This 3 ingredient recipe from the top 10 recipes to make at home will seem impossible to everyone until you see it comes out of the oven so nicely.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 2 hours

Serves – 12 pcs


Dry fruits (mixed) – 1 Kg

Fruit juice (apple/orange/pineapple) – 2 ½ cups

Flour (self-rising) – 2 cups

Preparation Method

  • Take a saucepan and add 2 cups of fruit juice and mixed dry fruits and boil it. Lower the flame and simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 1500C if you have a fan-forced one. If conventional let it be preheated to 1700C. Get a 20cm baking tray ready lined with baking paper.
  • Sieve the self-rising flour into the dry fruit mixture in the saucepan and combine well. Use the remaining juice if the mixture needs to be more moistened.
  • Pour this mixture into the baking tray evenly and keep in the lowest shelf and bake for 2 hours.
  • Take it from the oven and allow it to cool in the tray itself.
  • Slice and serve or wrap in a foil and store it in an airtight container for 2-3 days without slicing.

Almond Cookies

Image of baked almond cookies displayed on a white surface
Picture Courtesy: Tasty Kitchen

In less than 10 minutes this yummy and chewy almond cookies are ready to relish. You should try this one from the top 10 recipes in lockdown and bake wonders at home.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 10 minutes

Serves – 6


Almond butter – 1 cup

Sugar – 1 cup

Egg – 1

Preparation Method

  • Preheat the oven to 2000C.
  • Take a bowl and beat all the ingredients to a smooth paste.
  • Keep the baking tray ready lined with butter paper. Form small balls with a heaped spoon size and press gently with a fork. Decorate with almond slices.
  • Bake it for 10 minutes. Remove, cool, and transfer to a tray to cool it completely.
  • Serve or store in an airtight container.

Super Quick Tomato Cheese Toast

What if you get a quick and easy 3 ingredient recipes for dinner to make your evening relaxing? Don’t you want to try this out? Come, let’s make this easy dinner today!

Preparation time – 0

Cook time – 10 minutes

Serves – 6


Whole grain/wheat bread – 6 slices

Cheese – 6 slices

Tomatoes – 6-10 slices

Fresh herbs/chili/pepper flakes – to taste (optional)

Preparation Method

  • Get a baking tray ready with butter paper. Arrange the 6 bread slices on it.
  • Place the cheese slices on each bread slices and top it with tomato slices.
  • Bake it for 6-7 minutes. Keep a check after 5 minutes to make sure the toast is not burnt.
  • Sprinkle the pepper or chili flakes or fresh herbs and serve immediately.

Chocolate Fudge

Image of chocolate fudge pieces kept on a wood tray
Picture Courtesy: Once Upon a Chef

Children love to have chocolate in any form, so is mothers experiment with chocolate recipes. Here we go with one such easy and chocolate delicacy from the top 10 recipes all times favorite for our little brats.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 20 minutes

Serves – 5


Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet) – ¾ cup

Condensed milk (sweetened) – ¼ can

Butter – 1 Tbsp

Walnuts (chopped) – 2 Tbsp (optional)

Preparation Method

  • Take a microwave-safe bowl and combine chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter.
  • Microwave on medium for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate chips melt. Stir it once or twice while cooking.
  • If using chopped walnuts, stir in and pour the mixture into a greased baking tray.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours to set the fudge. Remove, slice, and serve.

French Fries

Image of crispy french fries kept on a tissue paper in a serving dish
Picture Courtesy: Veg Recipes of India

There is something special about French fries that make all the chips lovers salivate. Here we go with this tempting 3 ingredients recipe vegetarian dish most of us will relish. We will give you the tips to make it crispy and fine bites that match perfectly with any main course.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 5 minutes

Serves – 6


Potatoes – 1 Kg

Refined or peanut oil – 1 liter

Salt to season

Preparation Method

  • Clean and peel the potatoes. Slice the top and bottom of the potatoes.
  • Thinly slice the potatoes carefully.
  • Cut and make each thin slice into matchstick-size.
  • Pat dry the sliced potatoes using tissue paper to absorb the extra starch that comes out while slicing.
  • Take a deep bottom vessel and heat the oil till 1800C.
  • Place the sliced potatoes carefully in batch to the hot oil. Cook for 5 minutes till they turn into golden brown.
  • Use a strainer and remove the fries from hot oil. Spread them on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  • Season it with salt and serve instantly.

Apricot Sponge Cake Trifle

Image of creamy and delicious apricot sponge cake trifle in a transparent bowl
Picture Courtesy: The Happy Foodie

This will be an ultimate retreat after any meal of the day for those who love sweets. It’s a simple and quick dessert recipe that everyone will relish. Ask your child to try this easy- peasy recipe, Let them enjoy the initial stage of cooking classes during this lockdown!

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 0

Serves – 2


Apricot (in juice) – 825 grams

Sponge cake (vanilla) – 200 grams

Custard – 1 cup

Preparation Method

  • Drain and separate the apricots from juice and half them into small pieces easy to bite.
  • Cut the sponge cake into small cubes and soak in the juice just enough to soften. Be careful! It should be left for more time as it becomes soggy.
  • Take 2 separate glasses and layer it with sliced apricots, cubed sponge cakes, and custard. Top it with few slices of apricots and refrigerate.
  • Serve it cold when ready.

Now, let us not waste time. Try all these top 10 recipes for 2020 to make the lockdown days memorable for the entire family. Eat healthy homemade food to boost your immunity. Stay home, stay safe! We will be back soon with other interesting top 10 recipes. Until then bye!!


  1. Very interesting read!! Would definitely try some ?

  2. Tried the Avacado Lassi and it was so yumm! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. The write-up, on easy recipes with just three ingredients, is not only interesting but also tempting for the taste buds. All the ‘3 Musketeer’ recipes are well-chosen that go with the current ‘shop-less and cook-more’ pandemic theme. Making delicious recipes with ordinary kitchen staples is praiseworthy.

  4. Wow, these look so amazing thank you for sharing! I will have to try some.

    Amber | The unpredicted Page

  5. I HAVEEEE to try the Avocado lassie it sounds delish! the Cashew Burfi is also something I have a very strong feeling I would love. Simplicity when it comes to cooking is a top priority for me now (along with it being healthy) , with so much time spent at home, cooking need to be easy and fast. This is definitely a bookmarked post for me. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love three/four ingredient recipes! Thanks for sharing <3 Would be lots of fun to see a vegan version!

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