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Vegetarian Food and Recipes From the Guru's Free Kitchen

Gur Ka Langar Bibek Recipes

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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.
  • Meditate.
  • Separate clean and dirty dishes.

More:

Eight Langar Guidelines
Sarbloh - All Iron Cookware
Sikhism Food Ingredient Glossary and Cooking Terms
Dietary Law: What does Gurbani Say About Eating Meat?

(Karah Prashad) Sanctified Offering Recipe Collection

Karah Prashad
Photo © [S Khalsa]

Karah Prashad is a kind sacred pudding prepared with prayer according to particular bibek method. Prashad is served as a sanctified offering as a part of the gurdwara worship services. Prashad recipe collection includes:

  • Karah Prashad Illustrated Instructions
  • Karah Prashad (Sanctified Offering)
  • Gluten Free Prashad Alternative
  • Prem Prashad Biscuit
  • Prashad Protocol

(Matri) Recipe Collection of Divine Sweets

Prem Prashad Heart Shaped Cookie
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Langar is not complete without sweets which are served for breakfast and snacks, but not usually as dessert. Sweet treats are also given as gifts during gurpurab holidays, ceremonies and special occasions, or whenever a son or daughter is born or married. Sikhism sweets prepared with prayer and devotion taste divine:

(Atta) Indian Flatbread Dough Illustrated Recipes

Making Roti for Langar
Photo © [Khalsa Panth]

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.
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(Chawal) Reverant Rice Recipe Collection

Cinnamon Spiced Basmati Rice With Mixed Vegetables
Photo © [S Khalsa
Fragrant Basmati Rice is a traditional langar favorite made reverberant with prayer and mediation during preparation. Home cooked Chawal flavored with chilies, spices, and the flavors of India, is an exotic addition to any meal and a delight to the palate.
  • Cinnamon Spiced Basmati Rice
  • Vegetable Basmati Rice Recipe With Tofu and Spicy Peanut Topping

Bibek Langar Raw Recipe Collection

Curried Mung Bean Sprouts
Photo © [S Khalsa]

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)

(Aloo) Potato Recipe Collection

Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Curry)
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Aloo are a popular ingredient for langar. Potato lovers will want to try these tasty  traditional bibek recipes seasoned with the flavors of India and prepared according to eight guidelines for langar.

Khichri (Khichdi) Traditional Rice Lentils and Vegetables

Khichri (Khichdi)
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Khichri (khichdi) is an all in one recipe made with rice, daal lentils, and a variety of vegetables, cooked together in a single pot. Khichri is a time honored tradition in Sikhism ever since the elderly Mai ji prepared it for Prince Gobind Rai and his family.

Meditative Mung Beans and Rice (Moong Daal) Recipe

Mung Beans (Moongi Dal) Basmati Rice and Channa Dal Masala
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Mung beans and rice in combination are as nutritious as they are delicious. Quick cooking meditative mung beans are ready in about one hour including prep time. Saute the seasonings and put on a pot of rice while mung beans simmer. Compliment with tomato, onion, and green chili chutney.

Easy Peasy Crock Pot Dhal (Daal) Recipe (Split Pea Curry Soup)

Easy Peasy Crock Pot Dhal
Photo © [S Khalsa]
Easy Peasy Crock Pot Dhal is a tasty yellow and green split pea dhal recipe prepared in a slow cooker. Dhal is a langar favorite and goes well with rice or roti. This delicious curried split pea soup made in just one pot, is simple to prepare, cooks quickly, is easily digested, and appeals to the entire family.

Rajma (Curried Chili) Recipe

Rajma Curried Chili with Red Kidney and Pinto Beans
Photo © [S Khalsa]
This hearty vegan Rajma recipe combines red kidney beans and pinto beans for a flavorful curried chilli. Make Rajma in crock pot, stove top, or pressure cooker and serve with rice for a traditional tasty langar favorite.

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