Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Karah Prashad | How to make Gurudwara Karah Prashad

For the final day of making Temple Prasahads, I selected to make Gurdwara's Karah Prashad. Its a halwa made with equal measures of wheat flour, sugar and ghee. This almost resembles the Godumai Halwa of Tamil Nadu. However the process and the procedure followed differs. Plus the final texture is quite different.

I read on the prashad and though I am yet to read much on Sikhism and their spiritual learning, as yet, it was interesting to read on when and how this Prashad is made.  This recipe is inspired by this post. This post elaborates the process in cooking this Prashad and how one has to observe while making this Prasha. 

Prashad is prepared for gurdwara services in the langar facility by sevadar volunteers who follow a specific protocol outlined in the Sikhism code of conduct. The Langar guidelines are laid down for the followers to observe the rules even while making this Prashad.

While I have read about other religions and tried understanding their teaching, I seem to have somehow not gone through Sikhism and I felt I should read further on the spiritual teachings. On the whole, making this at home was enlightening in many ways.One I made it at 11 at night, with the whole world trying to sleep, while I was left with a boiling pan, with a halwa simmering and trying to teach you things you ought to learn, even at that late hours. I tried recollecting what they said I should recite, I couldn't remember all of it. However I hope His blessings are showered on this pudding and on all those who partook this.
I would to say that this recipe is adapted from what I have read online. It was so delicious that I wished I had the opportunity to taste the real Prashad.

Karah Prashad

Ingredients Needed:

Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 cup + 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup + 3 tbsp
Water - 3 cups

How to make the Karah Prashad

In a saucepan, mix the sugar and water. Bring the water to boil. Continue boiling for 10 mins, till it becomes a thick syrup.

In a non stick pan, add the ghee and flour, saute well for about 10 mins till the flour is roasted well.

Then slowly add the water, making sure you add it slowly and in parts.

When the halwa almost gets cooked for over 20 mins, as you keep stirring, add the remaining sugar and ghee slowly to get the desired consistency and taste.

When the halwa slides down, the halwa is done.

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Ruchi Indu said...

Interesting halwa recipe. Yes this is very similar to the wheat halwa we make...

Pavani N said...

What a delicious treat you got there Valli. Temple prashad is always so special :-)

Mayuri Patel said...

lovely prasadam. It truly tasted really delicious. I have had this in the gurudwara here in Mombasa.

Suma Gandlur said...

I bet all that ghee makes this prashad more yummier.

vaishali sabnani said...

Sny prasad is divine! Last month Sneha went to the Gurudwara for 40 days and we had the prasad for all 40 days! Good that you tried this, I have a slightly different version which was taught by the sevadars of the Gurudwara.

Sandhiya said...

This halwa looks almost similar to the halwa made with Wheat milk..It's very tempting and would like to taste original gurudwara prasadam..

Priya Srinivasan said...

That looks very delicious and that deep color is so beautiful!! :)

Varadas Kitchen said...

I really like the color of the halwa. Lot of history to the recipe. Enjoyed reading about it.

Harini-Jaya R said...

The other day I was talking to a Gujarati lady and she said they make this for prasadam.

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