Dishes from 9p per serving!

About the Campaign

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a serious impact on the UK and many are struggling to make ends meet. Even buying food to feed the family can be a challenge, so in addition to supporting foodbanks, helping distribute school meals, providing cooked food for frontline staff and helping neighbours we wanted to share ideas on how families can save money by cooking at home rather than buying ready meals that can be costly.

This initiative by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community shows how tasty, healthy meals can be cooked at home for as little as 9 pence per serving. The campaign features a recipe booklet and short video tutorial on how to make these dishes quickly, easily and cheaply - with no compromise on taste!

We aim to distribute some recipe starter packs as well to get people going and hope that it inspires people to do more.

The feedback for the campaign has been very positive but most importantly we hope it means fewer people need to skip meals. A lot more needs to be done but we hope this helps in its own small way.

Get started

Watch the Videos

Video 1: Shop Smart & Save Money

Video 2: Massala Base = Easy Chicken Korma, Keema Aloo & Chickpeas Aloo

Video 3: No Chop, No Prep Lentils (Daal)

Video 4: Kebab Burgers & Bap

Download the Recipe Booklet

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions or feedback on the campaign

A massive thank you to each and every one of you in the Ahmadiyya community for what you are doing what you continue to do to help those who are less fortunate.

Lord Provost of Glasgow

While decent incomes have to be the first priority to ensure families can afford healthy diets, I welcome the contribution made by the cheap, easy cooking campaign.

Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett

These simple recipes and good food ideas will be welcomed by lots of people just now ... I'm delighted to lend my support to this wonderful campaign.

Deidre Brock MP – Edinburgh North (SNP)

This is such a fantastic initiative. I remember (quite fondly) the days when money was tight and making Daal and rice regularly as a satisfying and nutritious meal.

Neal Hanvey MP - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (SNP)

... the work that Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is doing to assist with food poverty and promoting healthy eating ... is just great.

Alex Rowley MP (Mid Scotland and Fife)

This is such another great example of how your community engages with the problems of the world in a positive way.

Councillor Susan Rasmussen, Mayor of Leamington

Thank you to Ahmadiyya UK for this brilliant initiative showing step by step videos for quick and tasty meals at less than £1 per serving.

Siobhain McDonagh MP (Morden)

What a brilliant initiative to help people cook cheaply! This is something I am personally very keen on and will pass on to people.

Councillor Jo Barker

Had the time yesterday to watch your brilliant videos! You and your team are a credit to Leamington. We are lucky to have you.

Maggie MacBain

“Your ‘easy and cheap’ cooking booklet is an excellent idea ... These initiatives are so important especially in these troubled times.”

Councillor Mark Cargill

Well done - this all looks amazing!

Councillor Sarah Boad

What an excellent initiative.

Councillor Paul Kohler (Merton Council)

Many thanks ... I will definitely spread the word.

Councillor Hayley Ormrod (Merton Council)

Many thanks for sending this through to me and for the work that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are doing on food poverty.

Councillor Anthony Fairclough (Merton Council)

Thank you for this initiative which is timely for the reasons you have stated and I have already approached my ward colleague, Cllr Hayley Ormrod regarding distribution.

Councillor James Holmes (Merton Council)

Thanks for your email. Sounds like a fantastic initiative and will share on social media to raise awareness of this great campaign.

Councillor Norman Work (City of Edinburgh Council)

This is wonderful. Thank you very much. I will share this message and look forward to trying some of the recipes myself, although I’m a vegetarian. The chickpeas look wonderful.

Councillor Anne Clark (London Borough of Barnet)

I have shared your campaign on twitter and facebook, and think this is a great campaign.

Councillor Karen Marjoram (Cupar Ward Council)

This is a wonderful idea and one we would like to support more in the new year.

Councillor Lee Ann Igbon (City of Manchester Council)

Grateful for your email and for sharing this information. I'll be sure to share with colleagues and friends

Councillor John Alexander (Leader of Dundee City Council)

I think its vital people are gifted the knowledge of how to cook with accessible freedom and resources to do so. Gifting people the knowledge and assisting them to make healthy meals enables them a sense of pride and achievement seeing it all come together.

Sheild (Charity)

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