Karah Prashad, a Sanctified Offering
Prashad is a kind sacred pudding which is prepared as a blessed sanctified offering in the langar facility according to a proscribed method and served during Gurdwara programs. A person preparing prashad according to protocol is obligated to continually recite Sikh scriptures. Suggested recitation:
- Gurmanter - Waheguru the Sikh name for God.
- Mool manter - Opening verse of Siri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scripture.
- Japji Sahib - First morning prayer of Nitnem, the Sikh's set of daily prayers.
Equal parts of ghee or clarified unsalted butter, sugar, and flour are used in making prashad. Two freshly washed steel, or iron (sarbloh), cooking pots or pans, and a stirring spoon or spatula are needed for the preparation of prashad. Set aside a steel or iron bowl (sarbloh batta) to receive the cooked prashad.
To make about 16 servings of Prashad
Measure all ingredients. Waheguru
- 1 cup ghee or 1/2 lb unsalted butter (2 cubes)
- 1 cup whole grain flour (atta)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups water
- Continual recitation of Japji Sahib, Moolmanter, or Gurmanter.