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7 Very Quick & Doable Halal Recipes That Won't Require You To Leave Your Hall Room

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Siti Ayeeshah Zaki  •  Jan 24, 2022

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Eating in hall can be tough when there is a lack of halal food options available. The closest other alternatives are 30 minutes away by bus, and it’s not often that you get the time to cook a full meal. No worries, though! If you’re looking for something quick and easy at the end of a long school day, HHWT’s got your back. We’ve got 7 recipes that are doable right in your dorm room! No stove or microwave required for a fast and easy meal. Just make sure to close your room windows so the monkeys don’t get in 🥲

7 Quick & Easy Halal Recipes For Hall 

1. Hassleback Tomato Clubs

A little unconventional for a hall meal but we promise you, they’re incredibly worth it. Recommended by tasteofhome.com, these Hassleback Tomato Clubs are both nutritious and delicious. Plus, no cooking is required!  Ingredients needed: 
  • 4 tomatoes 
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese (or any cheese, if you’re on a budget!)
  • 4 lettuce leaves 
  • ½ medium rip avocado
  • Cracked pepper
 For that extra zing of taste, you might also want to add in some protein of your choice! Perhaps the leftover chicken from lunch might work will do if you don’t wish to leave your room 😌  Directions: 
  1. Cut 4 slices in each tomato crosswise, but leave the bottom intact. 
  2. Fill each slice with cheese, lettuce, avocado and sprinkle some pepper. 
And you’re done! Quick and easy. 😊 Estimated Prep Time: 15 minutes

2. Chia Protein Mousse

Credit: @heidihealthh on Instagram This easy overnight dorm breakfast is both tasty and energising. The perfect way to start the day, you may not need a cup of coffee after!  Ingredients needed: 
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder (@heidihealthh recommends vanilla protein powder!)
  • ½ Cup Chocolate Milk 
Directions: 
  1. Shake it all together
  2. Leave it in the fridge overnight
If you’d like a little extra flavour, feel free to top your protein mousse with your favourite fruits and granola! It’s more filling that way, too.  Estimated Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

3. Chocolate Banana Oats

Credit: Erikas.edibles on Instagram Another overnight recipe 🤗 This time, with oats! Ingredients needed: 
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup rolled oats 
  • ½ small banana, sliced 
  • 1 tbsp Nutella (or any chocolate spread of your choice)
Directions: 
  1. Place rolled oats, ½ cup water and pinch of salt into a jar
  2.  Cover and refrigerate overnight 
  3. In the morning, add banana and Nutella
With the sweetness of Nutella, the protein from banana and the carbs from oats, you’ll be full in no time.  Estimated Prep Time: 15 minutes

4. Apple Nachos

Credit: thenutritionjunky on Instagram This one’s more of a quick snack than it is a meal, but it’s easy to make and easy to munch on! Perfect as a study snack or just something to munch on between meals and classes, these interesting Apple Nachos will sweeten up your day.  Ingredients needed: 
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 tbsp Peanutbutter 
  • A sprinkle of Chocolate Chips 
  • A dash of Cinnamon 
  • A slice of Lemon (optional)
Directions: 
  1. Cut the apples into thin slices 
  2. Drizzle with lemon juice (optional, but it keeps the apples from browning too much!)
  3. Top with peanut butter, chocolate chips and cinnamon. 
If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you can use any spread of your choice! Nutella and Almond Butter will definitely go with this tasty snack 😎 Estimated Prep Time: 15 minutes

5. Instant Porridge 

Credit: berries.basil.and.brownies on Instagram  Alright, we’ll admit it. We’re cheating a little with this one. But it’s really simple and it can be both nutritious and tasty if done right!  😄  Ingredients needed: 
  • Instant Porridge 
  • Hot water
  • Fruits
Directions: 
  1. Pour hot water into a cup of instant porridge and wait for it to cook. 
  2. In the meantime, cut up some fruits of your choice.
  3. Put the two together once the porridge has cooked. 
And you’re done! This really simple recipe works perfectly for any meal. It’s also perfect for those long, rainy days where warm, comfort food in your belly might be all you can think about. Estimated Prep Time: 5 minutes

6. Sushi Sandwich 

Sushi sometimes takes quite a bit of work but this might just be the perfect sushi hack! Made with all the same ingredients without the need to roll it up, the sushi sandwich is a fast and easy way to get the same taste of sushi without the hassle. 
Credit: @handsfreemum on Instagram Ingredients needed: 
  • Seaweed Sheets 
  • Cooked or Instant Sushi Rice 
  • Your choice of protein (optional, it’s really hard to get cooked protein in hall!)
  • Avocado & carrots (or your choice of vegetables!)
  • Sriracha mayonnaise 
Directions: 
  1. Cut the seaweed sheet from the middle of a side all the way up to the middle. 
  2. Add each ingredient into four different squares 
  3.  Fold one square up at a time. 
And there you have it! A sushi sandwich! Eating this might get a little messy, according to @handsfreemum on Instagram. But the taste definitely outweighs how messy it can get. If you’re interested in making this sandwich, check out @handsfreemum on Instagram for a tutorial!  Estimated Prep Time: 20 minutes

7. Blueberry Smoothie Bowl 

Best for breakfast, this smoothie bowl is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. You might need a portable blender for this, though. It’s small and easy to store - but works just as well as a regular blender for this recipe!  This recipe from @bowlsfullofhappiness on Instagram is surprisingly filling, and the amount of fruits jampacked into it means you’ll have enough energy to last the day. 
Credit: Bowlsfullofhappiness on Instagram  Ingredients Needed: 
  • 1 cup blueberries 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 pear 
  • 2 dates 
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 
  • A splash of yoghurt
The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy to swap out the ingredients with any other ingredient you might prefer, or eliminate an ingredient altogether!  Directions: 
  1. Throw everything into the blender. 
  2. Blend it! 
 To spice up the smoothie bowl, you could also save a few pieces of fruit and place them on top of the smoothie for an extra burst of flavour. Oranges go best with blueberries, or maybe some strawberries to sweeten up the bowl!  Estimated Prep Time: 10-15 minutes For those lazy study days where travelling to the nearest canteen 15 minutes away might be a hassle, these recipes will help you satisfy your appetite really quickly without the hours needed cooking! Share this with your fellow student to help them out. 😊