Karah Prashad | How to make Gurudwara Karah Prashad

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.Karah 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.

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.

Update: When we met for our BM#75 Meet in Delhi, we paid a visit to Sis Ganj Gurudwara. After praying we partook the Karah Prasad that is offered. I was so happy seeing the Prashad looked much like the one I made.

How to make Gurudwara Karah PrashadStep by Step Pictures for making Karah Prashad
Roasting the wheat flour in ghee and cooking it for about 10 mins

Making the sugar syrup
Adding sugar syrup to the cooked flour.
Cooking the halwa for about 20 mins on low flame till you get the desired consistency and taste.

Karah Prashad

Ingredients Needed:

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

How to make the Karah Prashad

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

Making the Karah Prashad
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.

How to make Karah Prashad
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Karah Prashad
Karah Prashad is the famous prashad from the Gurudwara. This halwa is made with wheat flour and cooked in sugar and ghee. The soft and smooth halwa is very popular.
Karah Prashad
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Course Sweets
Cuisine Punjab
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Festival Meal
Dish Type Festival Sweets
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
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Course Sweets
Cuisine Punjab
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Festival Meal
Dish Type Festival Sweets
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Karah Prashad
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Making the Sugar Syrup
  1. In a saucepan, mix the sugar and water. Bring the water to boil. Continue boiling for 10 mins, till it becomes a thick syrup.
Making the Karah Prashad
  1. In a non stick pan, add the ghee and flour, saute well for about 10 mins till the flour is roasted well.
  2. Then slowly add the water, making sure you add it slowly and in parts.
  3. 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.
  4. When the halwa slides down, the halwa is done.

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9 comments

  1. 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.

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