Wednesday 12 June 2024

Buddha Bowl - Option 2

As I have mentioned in my earlier post, there is no limitation on the variety of ingredients you could use to make a Buddha Bowl. Today, let me share with you the Buddha bowl I made recently with a different set of ingredients.

Ingredients: (Makes 4 bowls)

Whole grain 

Broken wheat or wheat rava - ½ cup 

Plant protein 

Whole urad dhal - 1 cup 

Channa dhal - 2 tablespoons

Rajma - ¼ cup


Instead of making a separate sauce, I made dhal makhani to replace protein in sauce!


1. Sauteed vegetables 

Sweet potato - large, 1 no, cut into thick slices

Carrots - 2 no, cut into sticks

Onion - 1 no, large, cut into thick slices 

Capsicum - 1 no, cubed

Black sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon

Salt - to taste

Ground pepper - ¼ teaspoon

Oil - 1 tablespoon

2. Steamed vegetables

Green peas - ½ cup

Cauliflower florets - 1 cup

Yellow pumpkin - peeled and cubed , 1 cup

Salt - to taste

Ground pepper - ¼ teaspoon

3. Salad

Cucumber - 2 no, cut into cubes

Sweet corn kernels - ½ cup

I used the curd dressing for the salad


Lettuce - large leaves, 8 no

Nuts and seeds

Pumpkin seeds - 1 tablespoon


Whole grain

Wash the broken wheat well and cook with 1 cup of water in a rice cooker. Keep aside.

Plant protein and Sauce

Click here to view the recipe of dhal makhani.

Sauteed vegetables

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add in black sesame seeds, and when they start to crackle, place the onion slices and capsicum cubes in the pan. Cook on low flame till onion slices and capsicum start to turn light brown. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Now place sweet potato slices and carrot sticks in the pan. Sprinkle salt and ground pepper on top. Cover and cook on low flame till the vegetables are cooked and start to turn golden brown. Switch off the heat.
Steamed vegetables
  • Steam green peas, cauliflower florets and yellow pumpkin cubes in a steamer till the vegetables are cooked. Sprinkle salt and ground pepper on top. Keep aside.

Click here for curd dressing recipe. Add sweet corn and cucumber to the curd dressing. Let it stand for 30 minutes.


Wash and chill the lettuce leaves in the refrigerator.

Nuts and seeds

Dry roast pumpkin seeds in a kadai for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Preparing the Buddha bowl

The quantity specified here makes 4 portions. Hence, use a quarter of all items to prepare one bowl. First place lettuce leaves at the bottom of the bowl. Place cooked wheat rava in the bowl. Top it with dal makhani. Surround it with sauteed vegetables, steamed vegetables, salad in curd dressing. Sprinkle roasted pumpkin seeds on top. Your Buddha bowl is ready! Enjoy!

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