Buddha Bowl

I’m slowly getting Todd into the Indian Food space. He isn’t crazy about it just yet but doesn’t dislike it either. This is saying a lot for a guy who grew up on traditional Midwest meals and never met a hot dog he didn’t love. I’m not adept at making it either since its not standard fare in our home I haven’t had a reason to practice this cuisine. My introduction to Indian food was in Japan. Yep, when I was living there this was a frequently visited spot we would look to.

This is a good introduction to Indian food for those who haven’t tried it before or never tried cooking this style of food. This will serve two people so adjust your ingredients as needed to accommodate more people.

You’ll Need:

Chickpeas (1 can), Seitan (or chorizo), Avacado (1), Cauliflower Rice (1 pkg or 3 cups), Brown Rice (1 cup), Spring Mix (salad), sesame seeds. Tiki Marsala Sauce: Large Yellow Onion (1/2 is finely chopped), Garlic (2 cloves), Ginger (1 tsp), Cilantro (to taste), Olive Oil (2 tbs), Cumin (1/2 tsp), Turmeric (1/2 ts), Cinnamon (1/4 tsp), Paprika (1 tsp), Garam Masala (1 1/2 tsp) (Indian spice blend), Tomatoes (1 can), Tomato sauce (1 15oz can), Plain Vegan Yogurt (1 container), Coconut cream (1 can). 


Combine onion, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Garlic, Olive Oil, Yogurt and coconut cream in a blender.

Place sauce in a pan and add the rest of sauce ingredients (spice blends) Add Chickpeas, simmer on low for about 20 minutes.

Make rice (according to directions)

Make cauliflower rice (boil or according to directions)

Combine rice mixes

Make Seitan (according to directions for basic heating)

Construct bowl

Spring mix – Rice mix – Seitan – Chickpea Tiki Marsala – Avacado – add sauce drizzled over lightly.