Guru Nanak Jayanti special “Karah Prashad”
Cook till the ghee separatesPious is delicious.
It has never happened that I have had something at a religious place and it has not tasted divine. No one judges the taste of prashad ever… but its simplicity and divinity is something that is remembered by everyone.
I was searching the Karah Prashad Recipe on YouTube… exploring the difference between aata halwa and karah prashad. And this is what I found:-
“Aata halwa + prayers=karah prashad“
I saw that while making the karah prashad people also chanted some prayers. It was so divine to see that. Something that is being prepared in this manner… can it go in any way?! NEVER!
Now something about the recipe…
I have used regular whole wheat flour. However coarse wheat flour that will give better results. No other flavours are added in it nor are any nuts added. This recipe gives the consistency of the karah prashad. However it you like it thicker you can keep the water ratio to 2 instead of 3 as in for this particular recipe add 1 cup water instead of 1 and 1/2.
Please be patient… cook the flour on a low flame till it turns dark brown.
Cook with a pure heart and mind… chant prayers while cooking it. You will not only get the divine halwa but also some peace of mind.
KARAH PRASHAD RECIPE
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Cook Time 12-15 Minutes
Servings 8 Person (if offered as prashad)
INGREDIENTS FOR KARAH PRASHAD
- 6 3/4 cup wheat flour
- 1 1/8 cup clarified butter (ghee)
- 1 1/8 cup sugar
- 2.25 and 1/2 cup water
- Some prayers
HOW TO MAKE KARAH PRASHAD
- Heat 1 and 1/2 cup water.
Add 1/2 cup sugar.
Let the sugar dissolve.
- Simmer till the mixture comes to a boil.
- Heat ghee. Just keep aside 1-2 tsp ghee and out of 1/2 cup and heat the remaining.
- Let the ghee melt.
- Add 1/2 cup whole wheat flour.
- Cook it on low flame, stirring continuously.
- Cook it for 5-6 minutes.
- It will start to change its colour.
- Cook till the ghee separates
And the flour turns dark brown.
Add the water sugar mixture.
Since we had mixed and boiled the sugar and water it doesn’t bubble a lot. If you add water at this stage followed by sugar, the entire mixture will bubble a lot.
Cook it on low flame, stirring continuously.
Cook for 5-6 minutes.
The halwa is cooked when it leaves the sides of the pan.
It should come together as a lump.
And the ghee separates.
Add the 1-2 tsp ghee we had kept aside earlier.
I have made the Karah Prashad today on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti as there could be no better day.
Make it any day you want to please your Lord.
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God
-Guru Nanak Sahib