Recipes for Prashad
Easy to follow recipes and instructions to make your own delicious thal.
The secret to any thal is based around purity, devotion and non-violence.
Guidelines to preparing delicious prashad:
- Cooking should only occur after ritually bathing oneself and after performing puja (prayers) every morning (Shikshapatri, Verse 31)
- No consumption and no usage of any animal product or animal-derived products (such as glycerin, binders, lecithin, coloring agents, etc.) in any form (Shikshapatri, Verse 15).
- No consumption and no usage of onion and garlic in any form (Shikshapatri, Verse 186).
- No consumption and no usage of asafoetida in production in any form (Satsangi Jivan).
- No consumption and no usage of alcohol in any form (Shikshapatri, Verse 18).
- Utensils have never been touched by meat or alcohol in any form (Shikshapatri, Verse 15).
- Using only garlelu water and milk for cooking (water and milk that has been purified). (Shikshapatri, Verse 30)
- Eating food products made by those people whose conduct and beliefs are known to you (either directly or indirectly) (Shikshapatri, Verse 31).
- Food must be offered to God prior to consumption in an offering known as Thal (Shikshapatri, Verse 60). This food now becomes known as prasadam and takes on a wholly spiritual component. Eating such food is an act of devotion in and of itself.