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Sikhism Sweets That Taste Divine Recipe Collection

Langar Recipes for Indian Sweets

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In Sikhism, divine tasting vegetarian sweets prepared with prayer and meditation in bibek consciousness are a traditional part of langar. Indian sweets are usually served with langar along with tea, chai or other hot drinks, before or along side the main meal.

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Eight Guidelines for Langar
Vegetarian Recipes from the Guru's Free Kitchen
Sikhism Food Glossary and Langar Cooking Terms

Prem Prashad Heart Shape Cookie Recipe

Prem Prashad Heart Shaped Cookie
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Prem prashad, meaning offering of love, is a recipe for heart shaped butter cookies. Make these cookies while meditating and reciting scripture or prayer. Keep thoughts focused on the divine during preparation to produce the exquisite flavor of spiritual love. This quick and easy recipe requires the same three ingredients as Karah Prashad, butter, sugar and flour. Serve fresh from the oven, plain, decorated, or iced, for birthdays, weddings, or your favorite holiday.

Naam Ladoo (Spiritual Confection) Recipe

Iced Naam Ladoo
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Ladoo is a traditional confection distributed for special occasions, ceremonies and celebrations like weddings, the birth of a child, or offered as a part of langar during kirtan programs, rain sabahee kirtan, or kirtan smagams (get togethers).

Naam Ladoo, a bibek spiritual confection made from flour, butter, sugar, and almonds or walnuts, is prepared with naam while doing meditation such as naam jap, reciting Waheguru with the tongue or breath, or while doing naam simran, engaging the mind in the divine.

Bibek Buttery Besan Barfi (Chickpea Fudge) Illustrated Recipe

Bibek Buttery Besan Barfi
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Bibek Buttery Besan Barfi is a divinely sweet tasting rich chickpea fudge make according to bibek principles with prayer and meditation. Serve as a breakfast treat, a sweet confection with a hot beverage, or give as a gift on holidays and occasions like weddings and birthdays.

Bibek Pumpkin Cheesecake With Ginger Cookie Crust Fusion Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake in Springform Pan
Photo © [Jasleen Kaur]
Spice up your Thanksgiving holiday with this reader submitted recipe by Jasleen Kaur. East meets West in this fusion egg-free cheesecake recipe which blends a cream cheese filling with pumpkin and pie spices. Listen to the divine strains of kirtan while making ginger cookie crumb crust from scratch. Baked in springform pan (compare prices), this tender cheesecake needs several hours to chill, so plan to make it a day ahead.

Bibek No Bake Apple Tart

No Bake Fresh Apple Pie
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Resist sugary, corn syrup, high-fat, laden bakery confections with this guilt-free bibek, no bake, homemade apple tart which takes 10-15 minutes tops to assemble. Just add fresh sliced spiced apples to a raw crust made from blended dates and walnuts for the tastiest apple pie ever.

Bibek No Bake Brownie Cake

Frosted Bibek Brownie Cake With Nut Topping
Photo © [Angel Originals]
This rawfood bibek Brownie Cake offers an angelic alternative to chocolate decadence. Its other worldly rich raw chocolaty goodness promises to satisfy your chocolate lust once and for all. Takes just minutes to assemble.

Chocolate Coconut Contemplation Cake Vegan Recipe

Chocolate Coconut Contemplation Cake
Photo © [S Khalsa]

The Sikh manner of preparing food includes prayer and meditation in contemplation of the divine as the provider of all sustenance. Chocolate Coconut Contemplation Cake is a vegan recipe, made without eggs. Preparing this cruelty free cake is also an opportunity to contemplate animal rights and the harmony of species.

Naam Nutty Chocolate Fudge Truffles

Nutty Raw Food Fudge Balls
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Easy five minute Naam Nutty fudge truffles made while contemplating naam, have just three basic ingredients, raw chocolate cacao powder, dates and walnuts. These are a perfect pick-me-up for early morning Asa di Var or all night Rain Sabaee kirtan.

Preet Heart Prem Tart - Coco Creme & Strawberries With Naam Nutty Fudge

Preet Heart Strawberry Fudge Prem Tart and Coco Creme Double Decker
Photo © [S Khalsa]
With ingredients like preet (love) and prem (beloved), these divine Naam Nutty Fudge tarts made with raw chocolate cacao powder, dates and walnuts topped with coconut cashew creme and strawberry hearts are perfect for expressing love at weddings, birthdays, gurpurabs, and for year round valentines.
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