With so much is happening around the world during this pandemic that I can hardly wrap my head around. At the same time, I’ve always wanted Wanderyouth to be a safe refuge and a mostly-happy place. I want it to be a destination of positivity and a healthy escape. Wander youth’s Food Fable is where food is delicious and good for you, too. Plus, we always have to eat and everyone is cooking, baking! So even I decided to I’m sharing a colourful recipe that has been slowly taking shape in my menu over the past two months. Budhha Bowl!
I’m sharing a colourful recipe that has been slowly taking shape in my menu over the past two months. I’ve seen “Buddha bowls” all over the internet lately, so I set out to make one.
This buddha bowl recipe is super fresh, delicious and versatile! Named for its big, round Buddha belly shape, a “Buddha bowl” can mean different things to different people, but let’s define it here as a one-dish meal consisting of rice or whole grains/ lentils, fresh veggies, dressing and protein. It’s considered as clean eating.
- 1 ¼ cups boiled chickpeas
- 200 gms of paneer/ Tofu – Make small cubes
- 4 cups chopped lettuce, red pepper, onions
- 2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted and mashed
- 1 small Cucumber very thinly sliced
- Thinly sliced green onion (about ½ small bunch)
- Lime wedges
- Red chilli flakes, black pepper and salt as per taste
- Dressing – 1 tablespoon of olive oil, sesame seeds, honey
- Soak chickpeas overnight or for at least for 4-5 hours. Rinse the same and boil till it’s soft. You can also use canned chickpeas for this.
- Take panner- Make small cubes. You can also use tofu instead of paneer.
- Heat a pan and drizzle with olive oil.
- Add boiled chickpeas and paneer to the pan, cook for two mins and season with black pepper and red chilli flakes.
- Divide the chickpea/paneer mixture and raw veggies into 2 bowls/ plates.
- Arrange cucumber slices along the edge of the bowl (see photos). Drizzle lightly with dressing.
- When you’re ready to serve, divide the avocado into the bowls/ plates
- Serve promptly.
This recipe is very refreshing and easy to make, it’s full of nutrients and fibre, and it makes for great leftovers vegetables and chickpeas/ lentils. Feel free to play around with the vegetables and mix-and-match the various components. Let me know how you like it in comments!
Here is another healthy recipe of Rawa Thalipeeth Do let us know if you have tried this!