BM #88 Week 1 Day 2 - 

Tofu being our family's favorite protein, here is another one which is a very customizable bowl of goodness. The vegetables can be changed as per preference or the chickpeas can be taken off the bowl the greens can be substituted with lettuce or cucumber or any other salad vegetable. The rice can be replaced with quinoa, couscous or any other grain.

The key component which we would not replace is the peanut sauce and also the roasted peanuts. I alter the ingredients as per what my pantry dictates and every time it is loved at home. 

The beauty of this bowl is that the possibilities are left to your imagination. There are vegetables, salad, protein, carbs and the options for the dressing are just as limitless.

Ingredients - 

Rice 2 cups
Tofu cubed 1 pack
Spring Greens as needed
Chickpeas soaked, boiled and seasoned as needed
Vegetables (Carrots, Cauliflower and Broccoli)  3 cups
Roasted Peanuts as needed
Marinade For Tofu - Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp, Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tsp, Salt, Garlic Powder 1/8 tsp, Onion Powder 1/8 tsp, Paprika 1/4 tsp, Sesame Oil 1 Tbsp
Seasoning for the Vegetables - Oil 1 Tbsp, Salt, Red Chili Powder, Garlic Powder 1/8 tsp, Onion Powder 1/8 tsp)
Peanut Sauce - Peanut Butter 1/2 cup, Hot water 1/2 cup, Salt to taste, Red Chili Powder to taste, Tamarind Date Chutney 1 Tbsp, Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp, Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tsp, Crushed Red Pepper to taste

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the rice in the method preferred. Set aside.

Cube the tofu. Mix the ingredients of the marinade in a ziploc bag or a plastic container. Toss the cubed tofu into the marinade. Cover the bag/container and shake it so the marinade is evenly coated onto all tofu cubes. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Bake or Grill the marinated Tofu.

In a wide mixing bowl, add the vegetable. Sprinkle oil and the rest of the seasoning for the vegetables. Toss them so the vegetables are evenly coated with the seasoning. Grill/Air Fry / Bake / Roast them and set aside.

Prepare the peanut sauce by combining all the ingredients listed under the Peanut Sauce. 

Assemble the Buddha Bowl - In a big bowl, arrange all the components - Cooked rice, grilled Tofu, Seasoned chickpeas, spring greens and grilled vegetables. 

Top it with the peanut sauce and roasted peanuts.

Serve immediately.


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 4


  1. Healthy,well balanced and filling meal..

  2. That is such a colourful, delicious buddha bowl. Really interesting!

  3. Just one bowl and so many components ! Wow ! I like such foods and planning to make a variety of these since long . Awesome bowl which is making me hungry !

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Do we need anything else to finish a meal happily, just a fabulous bowl with interesting ingredients in it. Loving it.

  6. Rafeeda AR Says:
  7. Who wouldn't love a meal like that! Especially when now the onus is on having meals with all food categories in it, this bowl ticks all the right boxes... that peanut butter sauce is making me weak!

  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. Oh wow, that bowl looks stunning Harini. This is so healthy and you get to taste so many components, so nicely planned!..I could so easily use favourite..:)

  10. Sandhiya Says:
  11. Wow, such a healthy bowl it is. Peanut sauce and roasted peanut definitely give the nice flavor and crunchiness to this dish . Excellent share!!!

  12. cookwithrenu Says:
  13. Such a lovely hearty meal in itself...Loved the way you have assembled the dish...

  14. sushma Says:
  15. Yummy dish Harini. Nice and healthy

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. These rice bowls have become quite a craze these days and I LOVE them too. There are no rules to making them and they are great to use up last bits of ingredients. Your peanut sauce recipe with tamarind date chutney sounds yumm!! Pinned!!

  18. Padmajha Says:
  19. Seriously that is one healthy and filling bowl of deliciousness! HAve plans to make a budha bowl but looks like I am never getting around to make it!!

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