Experience Gur ka Langar with the divine taste of delicious Sikhism sacred food and bibek vegetarian recipes from the Guru's free kitchen prepared with prayer and meditation in the spirit of selfless service. Langar nurtures and nourishes body and soul, while starving ego. While enjoying a meal from the Guru's free kitchen and participating in langar seva, food preparation, service, or cleanup, it is essential to follow langar guidelines whenever preparing, serving or eating langar:
- Wash hands.
- Cover hair.
- Separate clean and dirty dishes.
Karah Prashad is a kind sacred pudding made from equal parts of, butter, sugar, and flour which is prepared as a sactified offering according to a proscribed bibek method. Prashad is served during all gurdwara worship services. Anyone preparing prashad is obligated to continually recite Sikh scripture such as Waheguru (Gurmantar), Mool Mantar (mul mantra) or other prayer.
Atta is a kind of whole grain wheat flour used in the preparation of dough to make a variety of Indian flatbread such as:
- Roti, sometimes called Chapati.
- Paratha, a kind of stuffed flatbread filled with grated vegetables such as cooked potatoes, raw cauliflower, daikon radish, or spinach, seasoned with raw onions, garlic and other spices, or other sweet fillings such as butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Poori, a crispy flatbread which has been deep fried in hot oil.
Bibek Conscious principles, prayer and meditation are in perfect harmony with tasty raw food recipes. Delicious appetizers, main courses, and side dishes:
- Zesty Ginger Beet and Cauliflower Salad With Pumpkin Seeds and Green Chili
- Fresh Tomato Chutney With Onion and Green Chili
- Raw Cauliflower Chickpea Relish (Gobi Chutney)
- Spicy Mung Bean Sprout In Creamy Nut Sauce
- Fresh Pineapple Pumpkin Ambrosia
Fresh delectable desserts made with guru's prem, are guilt free, and good for you:
- Naam Nutty Chocolate Raw Food Fudge
- Preet Heart Prem Tart Coco Creme Strawberry Nutty Fudge
- Bibek No Bake Apple Tart (Apple Pie Recipe)
Basmati rice is a delicately fragrant. This quick and easy Basmati rice recipe made with tofu and frozen vegetables takes just minutes to prepare. It is perfect as a complete meal by itself or makes a delicious accompaniment to langar, subji and dhal, or other main dishes such as spicy chick pea curry (chole).
Chole a kind of Indian food which is a thick spicy chickpea curry made from garbanzo beans. Chole is popular on special occasions and holidays and is often served with poori a crispy deep fried Indian style flatbread. Chole and poori together were the favorite food of Guru Gobind Singh as a child. Chole is also great served with roti or rice.