We continue to expand on our Buddha Bowl cooking recommendations. Today, we are to introduce you to a very healthy and delicious way how you can get all necessary nutrients on just one bowlful of food.
Introducing Detox Buddha Bowl
This dish is easy to make and its ingredients are contributing to your natural body detox. Lots of green goodness in and any unwanted nasties out!
We will use a regular pan, a steamer and a griddle pan. You can steam veggies in a basket just using your pot and the griddle pan is an optional extra, we just love some colour on the veggies!
Detox Buddha Bowl consists of a few parts:
- Vibrant and immunity-boosting dhal
- Grilled cauliflower
- A few pickles
Coleslaw is just your regular shredded cabbage, carrots, cucumbers. We have upgraded it with grated ginger and apple peels. They are just amazing for extra detox.
Fermented foods are also amazing for your digestion and detoxification, that’s why we are using homemade pickles in this dish too. Think of lightly pickled cucumbers, zucchinis and onions.
You can make grilled cauliflower by cutting 4 florets per portion, then steaming them for 5 minutes to lightly soften and then adding colour on the griddle pan. We recommend using some paprika or other spices like turmeric to add an additional layer of flavour.
Finally, the main part – dhal. The name comes from Indian cuisine and it is a very intensely flavoured dish made of lentils, cooked in turmeric, other spices and a generous portion of spinach. The latter is added at the very last moment to soften lightly but retain most of its green goodness – antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
How to cook dhal for Detox Buddha Bowl
Let’s create a full list of ingredients that we’ve used to make a 200 g portion of dhal:
- 150 g cooked red lentils
- 1 onion diced
- 1/2 tbsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- 1/4 tsp hot sauce (chilli paste or sriracha)
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 50 g spinach
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1/2 small chopped courgette (50 g)
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Prepare dhal by sautéing onions with plenty of turmeric and other spices. When soft and translucent, add hot sauce, tomato puree and water if required. It should not be dry. Add coarsely chopped zucchini and lemon juice. The resulting mix should be creamy, very rich with turmeric flavours and colours. Don’t forget to add chopped spinach in the last 30 seconds, so it is slightly wilted.
Let your creativity guide you when you assemble the dish. We just separate hot dhal from fresh and crunchy coleslaw and then add cauliflower and pickles on top.
Get Your Healthy Detox
It is your perfect Monday detox dish for sure, but you can play with other vegetables by adding grilled carrots or broccoli, adding some French dressing on top to make it exciting every time you decide to eat this delicious and super healthy dish!
Detox Buddha Bowl
a very healthy and nutritious bowl that consists of Indian-inspired dhal (creamy red lentils with turmeric and vegetables), fresh leafy greens, cabbage slaw, grilled cauliflower florets, drops of French dressing and a few homemade pickles. Packed with easy-to-digest protein, anti-inflammatory ingredients, rich in antioxidants and low in calories (259 cal)
We at Living Vino are currently offering this Detox Buddha Bowl via Wolt – check out our Detox Buddha Bowl offer served with a glass of homemade Kombucha for an extra help to your digestive system and immunity.