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Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing

Roasted crunchy golden vegetables with pine nuts, coated in coconut, honey, and curry dressing. Oh – and juicy roasted cherry tomatoes which have concentrated flavor, bursting in every bite!

In my humble opinion, nothing can beat the kitchen filled with aroma of fresh roasting vegetables. And if those vegetables happen to be coated in liquor-ish fennel seeds, you would literally stand near oven door for scrumptious-ness to be served! This, my friends, is a restaurant quality Veggie Bowl that you can make in comfort of your own home!

I'm sure you thinking, this girl shares meatless on Wednesday and BBQ Chicken on Mondays!! Honestly, I really don't plan my recipe posts that much...... All depends on what I'm cooking. Last week, after fresh groceries, I made these Roasted Vegetables for lunch and since this recipe was already in drafts, I decided to share it today!

Also, this bowl is story of a spice-lover Indian, getting inspiration for a Veggie Indian Curry Bowl, from an All-American Veggie Grill!!! What are the odds?! 

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Honestly, for me, there is room for inspiration, in everything I eat out or read in books! I'm sure, so will be for you! Human nature, I guess!?

Bombay Veggie Bowl is inspired from 'Bombay Bowl' served in one of my favorite, vegan, local restaurant chain 'Veggie Grill'.

There are many days in week when we are strictly on meatless diet. During those days, we have very less (almost none) options to eat out. I mean, even most salads/veggie sandwiches/burgers have mayo-based dressings or eggs which already don't work for me.

First time, we ate in Veggie Grill, this Bombay Bowl caught my eye. I asked 3-4 times, "Does it have any mayo or eggs"? And chef was repetitively saying, 'Everything is vegan! We use vegan mayo.' I had NO clue, how can they make vegan mayo look SO creamy, on their burritos, salads, and burgers?! After reading their diet-info-menu, it turned out, they use coconut cream and even cashew paste as vegan egg substitutes.

This was like my 'Happy Place'! Whenever a salad or veggie creation is available without mayo... this salad girl is on TOP of the world. 

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About this time last year, I was selecting recipes for my cookbook. So, I decided to make my version of 'Bombay Veggie Bowl' - a vegan warm salad bowl with lots of herb roasted vegetables dressed in creamy, sweet and spicy, Coconut Curry Dressing! I must tell you, this MOST creamiest and flavorful dressing is also vegan, gluten free, and dairy free!

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Really, even after a LOT of veggies (3 daily servings, at least!), not even a single bite tastes boring. Not just this bowl is perfect to enjoy a hearty meatless lunch but even great to serve on side with vegetarian or meat dinner.

And you know, the best part? You can even coat salmon in same spices and add on sheet half-way through roasting. Best effort-less complete weekday meal, all done in one sheet tray! Even after you use fish, it still be gluten free and dairy free.

And mark my words, this dressing can make not just veggies, but even Roasted Protein STAR of your dinner table!!

I hope you all enjoy it!

-Savita

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Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing

Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 4 Servings Serves 4 Notes 2 substantial servings or 4 side servings.
Smart Swap You can also replace potatoes with sweet potatoes.

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  • Step for Recipe - Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing
    1. Preheat oven at 450 degree Fahrenheit. Slice big baby potatoes and green beans into half. Also slice zucchini, carrot, and turnip. In a big bowl, add oil, oregano, fennel seeds and 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Toss all sliced veggies in the oil-herb mixture. Spread veggies on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spread as evenly as possible to make single layer. In same bowl, add tomatoes and toss in any oil left behind. Season with pinch of salt and pepper and leave aside. Bake veggies for 25 minutes.
  • Step for Recipe - Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing
    2. When 10 minutes remain, take out the sheet from oven. Carefully toss the veggies with wide spatula. Also, add oil tossed cherry tomatoes at this time. Return to oven and continue cooking for remaining 10 minutes.
  • 3. In meantime, heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a small sauce pan. When oil is hot, add curry powder and remove from heat. Transfer to a wide bowl. Add lemon juice, coconut cream, remaining olive oil, and honey. Whisk well to combine, then taste, add salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Step for Recipe - Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing
    4. Once vegetables are roasted, remove from oven. Test potato with knife, if knife easily pierce potato, veggies are done or return to oven for another 1-2 minutes and then test again.
  • Step for Recipe - Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing
    5. Transfer roasted vegetables to salad bowl with curry dressing. Toss gently to coat everything in curry. Garnish with pine nuts. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe was first featured in my Every Day Salad Cookbook.

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  1. This is a great salad. The dressing is amazing burst of flavours. We loved it.
  2. I'm with you, the smell of veggies roasting in the oven is beyond intoxicating. This veggie bowl looks amazing! Love the coconut curry dressing, it sounds fantastic!

    Thanks, Kelly!
  3. This vegetable dish looks wonderful, Savita! What a perfect use for all of the veggies in my fridge right now. I love your idea to add salmon while roasting for a quick one pan meal!

    Thanks, Keri!
  4. This veggie bowl looks so good! Love it! Need to try it, the dressing sounds awesome!

    Thanks, Mira! I'm sure you gonna love the flavor of this curry dressing! I hope you get chance to try it soon!
  5. I love the dressing, looks so delicious

    Thanks, Simi!
  6. Oh this veggie bowl is absolutely gorgeous, Savita! I love all of the fresh ingredients in here. And that curry dressing sounds so flavorful!

    Thanks, Gayle! This curry dressing was very flavorful!
  7. I've been looking for a coconut curry dressing like that! It looks like it has fantastic texture - not too thin. Pinned!!

    Dani, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like this curry dressing. Specially with such hearty vegetables, dressing had to be little more creamier. Many thanks for pin, my friend!
  8. This is beautiful! And I can just imagine how delicious every single bite would be. Yumm... Pinning this one for later - it's a must!

    Meg, thanks for sweet words! This veggie bowl actually came out very delicious! Manky thanks for pin, my friend!
  9. I am drooling looking at this veggie bowl. Roasting the veggies definitely adds flavor to the recipe. Love the pictures !!

    Thanks, Rachna! I'm addicted roasting vegetables all season long!
  10. The coconut curry dressing sounds so delicious and flavourful!! I am craving a bowlful of this roasted veggie with that yummy curry dressing now!! SO yum!

    Thanks, Arpita my friend! I wish, I can pass you a big bowl, right away! :)
  11. I am in love with that dressing. It sounds delicious. Lovely colourful photos too :)

    Dannii, thanks for beautiful words! Coconut curry dressing was actually very flavorful!
  12. This looks so incredibly delicious, Savita! :-) That sauce! Wow!

    Thanks, Sina! I'm glad you like it :)
  13. Mmmm my mouth is watering! I am such a sucker for roasted veggies. That dressing sounds so good Savita, I will have to try!

    Manali, thanks! You know, coconut curry dressing is a flavor-bomb! I hope you get chance to try it soon.
  14. Looks soo colorful and delicious Savita !

    Thanks, Kushi! Trust me, it is all magic of coconut-curry dressing :)
  15. That's a beautiful dish of 'summer' right there! Looks delicious, my friend!

    Annie, thanks! I think, your words complete this post! It sure is a 'Summer in bowl'!