Gurupurab: Karah Prashad
Karah Prashad is a sacred pudding made from equal parts of butter, sugar and flour. A person preparing prashad is obligated to continually recite Sikh scripture. Ingredients:
1 cup ghee or 1/2 lb unsalted butter (2 cubes)
1 cup whole grain flour (atta)
1 cup sugar
3 cups waterProcedure:
Add sugar to water and set in pot to boil. Melt ghee or unsalted butter in a pan.
To clarify unsalted butter heat and skim off foamy curds and spoon out solids from bottom of pan.
Add whole grain flour (atta) to melted butter. Karta Purkh.
Stir mixture continuously to lightly toast flour.
Continue stirring flour and butter mixture while sugar boils to make light syrup.
Butter separates from toasted flour turning a deep golden color with a nutty aroma.
Pour boiling sugar syrup into toasted flour and butter mixture.
Mixture will sputter.
Take care not to be scalded. Stir rapidly until all water is absorbed.
Keep stirring prashad as it thickens into a firm pudding.
First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 15:42