Buddha Bowl refers to a one-bowl meal packed with vibrant foods. The Urban Dictionary defines a Buddha Bowl as “a bowl which is loaded so full, that it has a rounded belly appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha.”

It is the favourite food of the yogis and health watchers, for staunch vegans. Buddha bowl is an ideal vegan one bowl dish loaded with whole grains, plant proteins, and vegetables.

You can make the perfect Buddha Bowl recipe in a jiffy by including various ingredients or make use of whatever you have in handy.

Buddha Bowl is also known as hippie bowl or macro bowl, heaped with all essential nutrients and is very easy to make at home.

This Is How You Make A Buddha Bowl:

1.Sweet Potato, Chickpeas Buddha Bowl

Sweet potato, chickpeas bowl is an amazing combination of plant-based goodness which renders an exotic sweet and savoury taste.

Nutritional Facts

Chickpeas are power packed with protein; sweet potato is loaded with vitamin A and antioxidants. Broccoli provides you with a host of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A perfect bowl that boost immunity and overall well-being.

Ingredients     

1 cup boiled chickpeas

½ cup boiled sweet potatoes

¼ broccoli florets

¼ cup diced, onion

1 tsp jeera

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp chopped garlic

½ tsp pepper powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp coconut or olive oil

Salt to taste

½ tsp oregano

For Garnish

¼ cup chopped celery

Method

In a pan add oil, season with jeera and garlic, now add onion and broccoli toss for few minutes.

Add chickpeas and sweet potato, cook well until roasted. Now add all the masalas and toss well. Finally drizzle with little coconut oil and sprinkle oregano.

Serve in a bowl garnished with celery leaves.

2.Quinoa, Spinach, Paneer Buddha Bowl

A salad lunch that’s chock full of nutritious ingredients, including whole grain, protein and veggies. Quinoa spinach, paneer bowl is a complete meal that can be relished for lunch or dinner.

Nutritional Facts     

Quinoa a gluten-free protein loaded grain is ideal for all weight watchers filled with dense nutrients. Paneer is loaded with protein, calcium and phosphorus. Spinach is a great source of iron and carrots meet the vitamin needs. This power packed bowl promotes overall health.

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup spinach

1 cup cubed, paneer

1 cup cubed capsicum        

¾ cup diagonally cut carrot

1tbsp olive oil

For The Dressing

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp honey

¾ tsp salt

 1tsp pepper powder

For Garnish

2 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds

Method

In a pan add olive oil, quinoa, spinach, carrot, capsicum, and paneer toss well for few minutes.

Blend olive oil, lemon juice honey, salt and pepper powder well and pour the dressing over the tossed quinoa mixture.

Serve in a bowl topped with roasted pumpkin seeds.