- In the morning as a breakfast snack at the start of Asa Di Var.
- During and after gurdwara worship service in the langar hall.
- During all night Rain Sabaee kirtan programs, and gurpurab holidays.
- On special occasions and events such as weddings.
- Given as gifts after marriage or childbirth.
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.
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.
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.