K is for … #AtoZChallenge

 

If you’ve ever visited a Gurudwara and have been lucky enough to come back with a cupped palm full of the Halwa they serve as Prasad to the visitors, chances are you’ve tasted Karha Prasad or Kada Parshaad as it is also known as.

This Wheat Flour Halwa got its name as it is cooked in huge vessels called Kadahi’s.  This decadent and delicious treat is usually cooked and served on auspicious occasions. A few years ago the craving for Karha Parshaad hit me real bad, and no Gurudwara was in the vicinity. That is when I sent out a message on all my whatsapps groups asking for a genuine tried and tested recipe for so I could whip up this delight.

Half a dozen recipes came my way in the next 10 minutes, and among them was a recipe straight from a world famous Gurudwara. Off to the kitchen I went, and as I cooked up the parshaad my entire house filled up with the fragrance of roasted wheat flour and ghee and my heart was filled with glee, even as my taste buds began to salivate in anticipation.

If you love Karha Parshaad, or want to know what it is, you could follow my recipe here

 

Thankfully being Kind is not an either-or strong reaction. You can either be kind, or not, or be something in between too. By something in between I mean you can be kind to people you want to be kind to, and unkind to people you don’t 🙂 Do I see you rolling your eyes? Yes, such people do exist, and I know a lot of them.

As long as Kindness exits in any form it does it’s all good, don’t you think?

Kindness comes naturally to me, I call it a genetic trait. And when a situation or person does not bring out natural kindness I make an effort to create forced Kindness, no matter how I feel towards the person or situation. As Maya Angelou’s quote, ‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ is a mantra I live by.

 

19 Comments

  1. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Natasha Sinha

    April 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Karah Prasad is my favourite. I want some now!

    Natasha
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    Sreesha

    April 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Don’t think I’ve tasted this. Checking out your recipe!

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    Tina Basu

    April 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    The gurdawara prasad is wheat flour!!! I thought it was sooji halwa! But yes they are so darn good with truckloads of ghee!

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      Mayuri Nidigallu

      April 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      It is always Atte Ka Halwa in Gurudwaras, Tina:) This is made with less ghee. Thanks for reading:)

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    Deepa

    April 13, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Oh I love karah prasad..its the best halwa I ever had and we can never get it anywhere except a gurudwara. I think I am making it today. 🙂

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    Shalini R

    April 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Ah! For once, I can say I have had this from the list of foods you’ve shared 🙂
    Yes, kindness somehow comes naturally to me too. Glad you wrote about this.

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      Mayuri Nidigallu

      April 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Yes, Kindness does come naturally to you, Shalini. Thanks for reading 🙂

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    Amrita Basu (Misra)

    April 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t think I have tasted this Kada prasad .Will be checking out the recipe. Kindness is a virtue and very difficult to practice all the time .I try to do one random extra act of kindness everyday

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      Mayuri Nidigallu

      April 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      That is a great tip, Amrita. Thanks for reading:)

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    Roma

    April 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I have tasted the Kada Parshad dear many times with my Satwant aunty Kindness is a value that makes each one of us a little more human.

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      Mayuri Nidigallu

      April 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      So agree, Roma. Thanks for reading:)

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    Geets

    April 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    That halwa at the grurudwaras!! It’s absolutely mind blowing and I love it so much. I visit there mostly for the treat 😛 😉

    Cheers

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      Mayuri Nidigallu

      April 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Me too!:)) We finally have something in common!:) Thanks for reading, GG, really enjoying your posts:)

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    Shilpa Garg

    April 14, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I ♥ Kada Parshad and really look forward to it whenever I go to a Gurudwara.
    Oh yes, we can be kind always and it does make a big difference in not only our lives but others too.

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      Mayuri Nidigallu

      April 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks for reading, Shilpa:)

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    Cheryl Sterling

    April 14, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Before AtoZChallenge, I did not have a wide experience with Indian food. Thank you for expanding my palate. I have filed your recipe and will make this soon!

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    Swathi Shenoy

    April 22, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I haven’t been to a Gurudwara before. So I don’t know about this either. Want to try though because your words are making me crave for it!

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