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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.


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