Delhi’s Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is known for serving generous meals to around 25,000 people every day. The shrine is known for offering refuge to anyone in need and, recently, was in news for helping Tamil Nadu farmers. Apart from these selfless acts, the Gurudwara is known for serving tastiest offering.
While visiting the Gurudwara recently, we followed the process of making their famous Kada Prasad from start to finish. Kada Prasad, the main offering, is given to devotees after they are done with the prayers. The prasad is made with wheat flour, sugar, water and desi ghee.
They make prasad as and when asked for but generally, 15 kg halwa is prepared in one go which usually takes an hour to cook. For each batch, the requirement is of 15 kg each wheat, sugar and ghee along with 4 tins of water (1 tin = 15 kg).
On a usual day, around 1,800 kg halwa is made, while during festivals and weekends they make 4,500 – 5,000 kg. Though this prasad is free for everybody, anybody who wants to offer it to the god can buy as well.