Protein Packed Buddha Bowl

A vegetarian Buddha Bowl is served on a single bowl and has greens, vegetables, proteins, grains , healthy carbs, fats combined with spices and dressing / sauce of your choice !! The colourful Buddha bowl is so easy to prepare and amazingly healthy and delicious.

You can make Buddha bowls as per your taste and availability of vegetables and grains.

I have used a yogurt dressing for the bowl and the flavour was just awesome and unique.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Soaking time – Overnight
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 25 mins
  • Quinoa – 1 cup, cooked
  • Chickpea – 1/2 cup, raw
  • Spinach – 2 cups, tightly packed
  • Onion – 1 small, cut into cubes
  • Bell pepper – 1 small cup (mix colours), sliced
  • Paneer / Cottage cheese – 100g, cut into pieces
  • Baby corn – 150g, cut into pieces
  • Brocolli – 8 florets
  • Walnuts – 8, broken
  • Salt – as needed
  • Pepper – as needed
For dressing
  • Greek yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Orange juice – 1/2 cup
  • Maple syrup – 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Pepper – as needed


  • Wash and soak chickpeas in water overnight. Pressure cook for 5 whistles in enough water.
  • Cook the quinoa in enough water with salt and set them aside. Check this recipe for steps to cook quinoa.
  • Cut all the vegetables to the desired size and shapes.
  • Cut the broccoli florets and immerse them in hot water and salt for 5 mins.
  • Stir fry all the veggies with salt and pepper. You can bake too.
  • Prepare the dressing by combining all the ingredients mentioned. Whisk them well.
  • In a bowl, arrange all the stir fried vegetablea, chickpea, Quinoa and walnuts.
  • Pour in the dressing generously all over them.

Relish the palatable, tasty and nutritious bowl with the yogurt dressing !!

Feel free to add vegetables / grains / fruits of your choice !! Build the healthy bowl of your choice !!

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