Sikhism originated during 15-17th century in Punjab region of Indian Subcontinent. It is based on teachings of Guru Nanak the first Guru and has the ten successive Gurus.After the tenth Guru,’Guru Granth Sahib’ the holy book, was given the ‘Guruship’ or made the Guru by the 10th Guru,Shri Guru Gobind Singh. Panch Takht or 5 main Gurudwaras in India are at Amritsar,Anandpur Sahib,Bathinda,Patna and Nanded.
Kara Parshad-Aate ka halwa is served as prasad to all devotees visiting any Gurudwara.
Kara Parshad-Aate ka halwa is a simple wheat flour pudding .We mix equal parts of wheat flour,sugar as well as clarified butter(ghee) cook with almost double the amount of water.Generally people who prepare this guru prasad,also sing hymns of Guru Granth Sahib while covering their heads as mark of respect.Later we cover it with a white cloth and then place it near Guru Granth Sahib.During Ardas,after stirring with Kirpan,pathi will distribute the prasad before langar or community lunch begins.
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- 1/2 cup atta or wheat flour
- 1.5 cups water
- 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cardamom powder(optional)
- Sliced almonds for garnish (optional)
- Dry roast wheat flour in a pan.
- Add ghee or clarified butter in a pan and roast well until brown.
- Add sugar and mix well until it dissolves.
- Now, add water and mix well to ensure there are no lumps formed.
- Continue stirring until ghee oozes out.
- Add cardamom and keep stirring.
- Garnish with almonds.Serve warm.
- Optionally,you may add chopped cashews and raisins along with almonds.
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