Buddha bowl – Indian style

The urban dictionary defines Buddha bowl  as a bowl filled to a rounded heap like Buddha’s belly with nourishing, filling ingredients that you can eat to fill up while also being very healthy 🙂 . I was going through the pictures I clicked while on a trip to Disney world with my parents last year and came across this picture of Buddha that I really liked. That got me into the google search-click links mode where I went clicking from page to page reading everything I could find about Buddha’s life and ran into this article about Buddha bowls. 

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

There are so many variations of this dish that you can practically make this with any ingredients as long as you follow a basic template of good carbs – protein source – fats and a dressing that you like. This got me thinking about making my own version of this awesome dish and I decided to go with some of my favorite ingredients and then kick it up a notch with Indian spices.

Chickpeas are an awesome source of protein and carbs. I love spinach and it is one of the most versatile greens that we can have.

This fusion dish is as much a treat to the eyes as it is to your palette 🙂

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Ingredients :

  • 1-2 cups Baby spinach
  • 1 Golden potato (medium size) / sweet potato
  • ½ Red onion
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup Chickpea / Garbanzo beans
  • ½ tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Curry powder
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4th of an Avocado
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1  Garlic clove
  • ¼ cup White sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Water

 

Serving size 1

Prep time 15 min

Cook time 15 min

Passive time 0 min

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

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Instructions :

  • Wash garbanzo beans thoroughly (I used canned garbanzo beans for the recipe), add oil to a pan and saute the beans with red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and curry powder. Cook for 5-10 min and set aside.         
  •   Note: You can soak the regular dry chickpeas overnight in a bowl of water, boil them the next day and saute if you prefer so.

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, arrange the potato wedges, onions, drizzle ½ tbsp of olive oil and coat them well.
  • Add salt and pepper to it and bake for 10 min.

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Flip the potato wedges and onions.
  • Add spinach to the tray and drizzle rest of the olive oil along with salt and pepper and bake for 3-5 min (The baking time completely depends on the type of oven used).

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • For the tahini dressing, add all the ingredients of the dressing to a blender, make a paste  and add water as needed . 
  • Cut an avocado into two halves, remove the seed and cut it into half again, peel the skin, thinly slice it, spread one half into a straight line and roll from one end to get a rose shape avocado . Sprinkle some pepper on the top if you prefer.

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • In a serving bowl add the spinach, sauteed chickpea, potato wedges, caramelized onions
  • Garnish with the avocado and the tahini dressing on the side.

This Buddha bowl is literally packed with flavors and has super healthy list of ingredients

  • Sweetness from the caramelized onions
  • Spicy and savory flavor from the chickpea
  • Protein  rich 
  • Creamy and comforting tahini dressing
  • Carbohydrate rich
  • Good fats from the avocado and sesame seeds
  • Hearty and filling meal

Nourishing and comforting Buddha bowl with Indian spiced chickpea and a creamy tahini dressing is perfect for a hearty and filling meal. www.clovesandcaramel.com

I hope you enjoy making this Buddha bowl as much as I did 🙂 . Do let me know how you liked it. You can get this recipe and all the new posts by subscribing to the newsletter.

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