Friday, September 3, 2010

Khara Prasad - खरा प्रसाद (Whole Wheat Pudding - Made specially for offerings)

Hello friends,


I have been so wanting to try this out since almost I started cooking.


As a child, we used to live almost like next door to a Gurudwara (Sikh Workship Place) and every day in the evening after prayers (which we could hear from our house itself due to the closeness of proximity), they would distribute prasad (offerings) and this was it. It was just the best kind of halwa (pudding/fudge) made out of whole wheat, that you can try. It will just melt in mouth and be just perfect. It is called "Khara Prasad".


I tried various proportions of whole wheat / water / sugar / ghee, but never got it right. But, then started looking for the recipe. Everywhere, there was just this one thing mentioned, use equal proportions of all ingredients and most importantly, do it whole heartedly remembering that one Satnam Guru. I followed that and wow what a wonderful and delicious result.


I want to apologize in advance if my post or recipe is offensive to any of my Sikh buddies. This is no disrespect to the process or recipe. I am just showing my respect and love towards this delicious and pious recipe.


Khara Prasad - खरा प्रसाद (Whole Wheat Pudding - Made specially for offerings)


Ingredients
Aata (Whole Wheat Flour) - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup boiling
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1 cup
Preparation

  • Wash and wipe cooking area well.
  • Wash and wipe all cooking utensils well.
  • Take the name of God almighty before and at every step of the cooking process.
  • Take a deep bottomed pan and add ghee to it.
  • Once ghee is warm, add whole wheat to it and roast till nice aroma comes from it (in this process we roast more than when we make regular whole wheat pudding), the whole wheat will change color and will not be all the way dry and be little runny only.
  • Once whole wheat is properly roasted, add water to it slowly while continuing stirring.
  • Once all the water is mixed well, add sugar to it and mix well.
  • Remember it will become very runny immediately after adding sugar, so keep stirring for 3-4 min. or till you think all is well incorporated.
  • You will know when it is done. It will be perfect pudding consistency.
  • The best part of this halwa is that whether you eat it fresh or after few hours, the consistency and texture of halwa will be exactly same. You don't have to refrigerate it up to 2-3 days. I can bet anything that this will be the best halwa you have ever had.
  • You may have noticed that I haven't added any garnishing, that is because nothing is added to it traditionally, so feel free to add any you like.

Serving
As very obviously, this is used as offerings to the God and then distributed among devotees. But, I just couldn't stop eating (as I was as a kid and will go and get it more than one time from the distributor).


I am sending this to Vegetarian Foodie Fridays # 16




That's all for now. Take care till next post.

32 comments:

Priya said...

Wonderful looking Prasad!Good work with your persistent attempts paid off!

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Satya said...

wow khara prasad looks so divine ...i too love it..beautiful...i had only once in gurudwara ...thanks for sharing priya

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Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks too good Priya !! Loved the write up ..

Priya said...

Beautiful looking pudding..absolutely delicious..

Jay said...

yum..yum...pudding looks divine...wat a wonderful click ...!

Gulmohar said...

wheat pudding looks tempting..

The Housewife said...

Looks so good Priya! Mom made something similar for Krishna Jayanthi and I haven't stopped eating it since! :)

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow...what a prasad...love to have that early in the morning..great clicks !

Latha said...

Yummy pudding with simple ingredients. Divine prasadham.

aipi said...

I have always wanted to make this too..was searching for a good recipe..your recipe looks authentic ..I will definitely give it a shot:)

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Krishnaveni said...

tempting clicks, looks yum

swapna said...

Prasad looks inviting and divine...lovely!!

Sangi said...

The prasadham looks yummy and inviting...

Leena said...

Sounds very divine and delicious!

Raina said...

This is very interesting. It looks wholesome and delicious:) I wish I had some right now.

Melodie said...

I am enjoying your site so much as everything you make looks and sounds new to me. Wheat pudding! I never would have thought. So simple and looks delicious! Thank you!

Akila said...

looks so delicious....

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Sadhana said...

Lovely one dear!

Torviewtoronto said...

Never made this looks delicious

Varunavi said...

Prasad looks yummy.Congrats on completing 200 post.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Prasad looks divine...
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

suma said...

oh wow!! I love this sweet!! Isn't this also called as 'Atte ka halwa?? It tastes absolutely divine and the smell of roasted wheat is heady. Yummy Priya!!

And about the sponge, it needs soaking in the syrup as it will be very dry. It will not taste good otherwise. Any reason why u do not want to use the syrup?. If I know that, I can suggest something probably.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so delicious...

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

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SS blogs here said...

It's lovely that you have taken such efforts to make the Gurudwara prasad you relished as a child. :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

my fav fav prasad..rich n divine...wht a gorgeous pic priya...

Niloufer Riyaz said...

delicious sweet!!

Babli said...

Prasad looks yummy, delicious and tempting.

PriyaVaasu said...

Delicious Prasadham!!!

nandini said...

This pudding looks gooey and creamy , almost like baby food... simply love this kind of simple sweet dishes. Thanks for sharing.

Suja Sugathan said...

Wonderful..looks so divine Priya.

Nupur said...

I was looking for Kada Prasad recipe, yours came in Priya.. am goin to try this one for tonight's Party..Thanks ;)

Love
Nupur

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