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Spicy Millet Salad Bowl

5 from 1 vote
Total: 50 minutes
Serves 2 BOWLS

Looking for a quick-n-easy flavorful meal tonight? How about a Spicy Millet Salad Bowl that is loaded with flavor and bursting with nutrients – a complete meal in itself !!

Spicy Millet Salad BowlTake a break from the usual fasting recipes and dive your forks into this spicy millet salad bowl that is super nutritious and satisfying!! Wondering what’s so good about this bowl? It’s a healthy, gluten-free bowl packed with whole grains, protein and veggies. 

Since it’s a Navratri recipe, I have created a marvelous mix of all the ingredients that I normally eat on a fasting day. My Buddha bowl is packed with boiled and seasoned barnyard millets, chopped avocadoes, chopped cucumber, tapioca – potato falafels, grilled paneer (Indian cottage cheese), pomegranate and topped with a spicy green chutney (dressing).

Yum and d-licious….I could eat this colorful and nutritious bowl all day long!! Spicy Millet Salad BowlSpicy Millet Salad Bowl

There are no set rules on how to make a Buddha Bowl. It’s simple – toss in your favorite grains (millet, quinoa) + protein (paneer or tofu) + veggies or fruits of your choice and there you have it – a fiber rich power bowl. Best part of this recipe – tailor it to suit your taste buds. If not fasting, than the possibilities are endless! Below are some of the ideas – 

Grains – rice, brown rice, couscous.

Protein – tofu, beans and lentils.

Any veggies or fruits.

Dress the bowl with your favorite dressing and enjoy!! Spicy Millet Salad BowlSpicy Millet Salad Bowl

If you happen to make this recipe, please leave me a comment or share your pics with me on Facebook. I would love to see your creation and would be happy to answer any questions. Thanks!

Spicy Millet Salad Bowl

5 from 1 vote
Looking for a quick-n-easy flavorful meal tonight? How about a Spicy Millet Buddha bowl - loaded with flavor and bursting with nutrients! A complete meal in itself!!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 BOWLS



  • 1 cup Sama Rice
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • Salt to taste



  • 1 medium size Avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small Cucumber, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Grilled Paneer or tofu
  • 2-3 tablespoon Pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup Vrat ki Green chuteny (dressing)



  • Measure Sama rice (millet).
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  • Combine water and sama rice (millet) in a pan. Bring it to a boil.
  • Cover and let it simmer on low heat for 12- 15 minutes.
  • Cooked millet will look like this. Once cooled fluff with a fork. Set it aside.


  • Assemble: all the ingredients. Feel free to leave out the spices you prefer not to eat during fast.
  • In a bowl add mash boiled potatoes and all the ingredients one by one.
  • Mixture should feel moist.
  • Shape them like small balls.
  • You can either deep fry them or cook the balls in appe pan (Ebleskiver Cast Aluminum Pan). Once golden brown in color, set it aside.
  • Moving on to paneer. Cut paneer/tofu in cubes.
  • Grease a griddle with oil and cook paneer /tofu cubes until light brown in color. Set it aside.
  • Assemble: rest of the ingredients - boiled sama rice (millet), sabudana (tapioca) balls, chopped cucumber, chopped avocados, pomegranate, crispy pan grilled paneer ( or tofu).
  • Add everything to a bowl, drizzle vrat green chutney or dressing of your choice.
  • Enjoy with a cup of hot tea.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi

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  1. Renu says:

    Just superb.