Tuesday 15 March 2016

Mouth-watering "Buddha-Bowl" with roasted Chickpeas

As I'm working from home often (my bed = my office) I need food that can be eaten in "bumpy" areas, too. So I came up with the idea of a vegan Buddha Bowl containing everything I love: Sweet beetroot-bites, fresh greens, crunchy carrots and hearty peanut-chickpeas. It may take some time but it is the perfect eating-in-bed-lunch and just de-li-cious. You have to try it. I mean it.
What you need: 

For the chickpeas:

* 1 big handful dried chickpeas (or 1 can)

* 2 tbsp peanut butter (sugar-free)
* 1 tsp curry powder
* 1 handful peanuts
* 6 tbsp hot water
* 2 tbsp shredded coconut 

For the bowl: 

* 1/2 small beetroot
* 1/2 small pumpkin
* 50 g tofu (optional)
* Fresh greens (I used spinach but take whatever you want)
* 1/2 carrot

For decoration:
* Sprouts (from beans, cress, alfalfa,...)
* Seeds (I used hemp seeds but sesame e.g. is also great)

How to make it:

1. Soak the chickpeas over night and cook them on the next day until they are soft. (You can skip this point if you use a can of chickpeas).
2. Cut the beetroot, tofu and the pumpkin into small bite-sized pieces.
3. Put peanut butter, curry powder, coconut and hot water in a small bowl and stir until combined. Use more water if you need some. Add the chickpeas to half of the mix and stir again until all are covered with the peanut-sauce.
4. Now put beetroot, tofu, pumpkin and chickpeas on a with baking paper covered baking sheet and let it roast at 190°C until chickpeas are golden-brown and crunchy. 
5. In the meantime cut the carrot into thin strips and wash your greens.
6. Now take your bowl and put all your delicious ingredients in it. Cover with the rest of your peanut-butter-curry-sauce, decorate with sprouts and seeds and enjoy!

Photos on the laptop are from our Dogdays of Summer Pinteres board and don't belong to us.

Idea, Words, Photographs: Diana Ranegger


  1. "Buddha Bowl" ist wohl einer der besten Namen für ein exotisches Gericht. Klingt wirklich himmlisch - danke für die tolle Inspiration (werd ich gleich auf meine Nachkoch-pinterest-Pinnwand pinnen). Rote Beete ist wunderbar, wird aber viel zu selten zum Kochen (außer eben Rote Rüben-Salat) verwendet. Ich hab' ein geniales Rezept mit "großen Rübenstücken" für "Rote Beete Kokos Joghurt", scharf, intensiv und passt himmlisch zu Currys.
    Danke also für die Inspiration!
    Alles Liebe, Anna

    1. Oh, das freut uns sehr! :)
      Und danke auch für deine Inspiration, ich liebe rote Rüben – und Churries!!! – werd ich mir bestimmt mal ansehen :)

  2. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Love all the different veggies. Will definitely try this :)
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

  3. Mhhh yummy! Total schöne Seite! Tolle Rezepte und wunderschöne Fotos :) Und die Buddha Bowl schaut so toll aus. Ich lieeebe roasted chickpeas und will sie viel öfter in normales Essen einbinden - bis jetzt snacke ich sie nur zwischendurch :)

    1. Danke, das freut uns wirklich sehr :) Ja, ich hab roasted chickpeas erst letztens probiert und bin hellauf begeistert. Wenn sie nur nicht so lange dauern würden... :/