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Karah Parshad

Sweet Wheat Pudding

  • Heat None
  • Serves 4
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 30 mins
Karah Parshad

A simple, sweet pudding usually given as a holy blessing at the temple after a service.

Hari says

I have had parshad all my life and I love it. It's mainly served at the temple as a sweet sacrament at the end of a service. Actually, as a child this was the only reason I went along. Although this was supposed to be served at the end of the service, the priest (or garanthi) would happily give this to the children who kept going up to get another serving. I would probably go up about four times before getting a stern look from my mum and then after the fifth time I knew I was pushing my luck! And who can you blame me? Parshard is warm, very sweet and rather buttery - everything that is bad for you but tastes so good. Bizarrely sinful for a religious ceremony but there you go!

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 120g butter / Ghee
  • 100g whole grain flour (atta)
  • 125g sugar
  • 500ml water


  1. Melt butter in a pan on a low heat.
  2. Gently stir in the flour and cook until it goes a golden brown colour
  3. Remove from the heat and add sugar and stir
  4. When dissolved turn the heat up and add 500ml water and stir.
  5. Let the mixture thicken and remove from the heat to serve.

Served with

Serve in small glasses with a sprinkle of pistachios on top.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)24
of which saturates (g)17
Carbohydrates (g)49
of which sugars (g)31
Fibre (g)3
Protein (g)3
Salt (mg)226
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (2)

  • Divindra Bains

    Divindra Bains

    21 August 2017 at 19:13 |
    Great recipe. I sometimes add desiccated coconut and sultanas for a change.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      22 August 2017 at 16:23 |
      Hi Divindra thanks for sharing that. I am sure others will find that really helpful. Thanks so much Hari


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