Vegetarian Food and Recipes From the Guru's Free Kitchen

Gur Ka Langar Bibek Recipes

Experience Gur ka Langar with the divine taste of delicious Sikhism sacred food and bibek vegetarian recipes from the Guru's free kitchen prepared with prayer and meditation in the spirit of selfless service. Langar nurtures and nourishes body and soul, while starving ego. While enjoying a meal from the Guru's free kitchen and participating in langar seva, food preparation, service, or cleanup, it is essential to follow langar guidelines whenever preparing, serving or eating langar:

  • Wash hands.
  • Cover hair.
  • Meditate.
  • Separate clean and dirty dishes.


Eight Langar Guidelines
Sikhism Food Ingredient Glossary and Cooking Terms
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(Karah Prashad) Sanctified Offering Recipe Collection

Karah Prashad
Karah Prashad. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Karah Prashad is a kind sacred pudding prepared with prayer according to particular bibek method. Prashad is served as a sanctified offering as a part of the gurdwara worship services. Prashad recipe collection includes:

  • Karah Prashad Illustrated Instructions
  • Karah Prashad (Sanctified Offering)
  • Gluten Free Prashad Alternative
  • Prem Prashad Biscuit
  • Prashad Protocol

(Matri) Recipe Collection of Divine Sweets

Prem Prashad Heart Shaped Cookie
Prem Prashad Heart Shaped Cookie. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Langar is not complete without sweets which are served for breakfast and snacks, but not usually as dessert. Sweet treats are also given as gifts during gurpurab holidays, ceremonies and special occasions, or whenever a son or daughter is born or married. Sikhism sweets prepared with prayer and devotion taste divine:

  • Prem Prashad Heart Shape Cookie
  • Naam Ladoo (Spiritual Confection)
  • Bibek Buttery Besan Barfi Recipe (Chickpea Fudge)
  • Chocolate Coconut Contemplation Cake (Vegan Recipe)
  • Bibek Pumpkin Cheesecake With Ginger Cookie Crust Fusion Recipe
  • Bibek No Bake Apple Tart
  • Bibek No Bake Brownie Cake
  • Naam Nutty Chocolate Fudge Truffles
  • Preet Heart Prem Tart - Coco Creme & Strawberries With Naam Nutty Fudge

(Atta) Indian Flatbread Dough Illustrated Recipes

Making Roti for Langar
Making Roti for Langar. Photo © [Khalsa Panth]

Atta is a kind of whole grain wheat flour used in the preparation of dough to make a variety of Indian flatbread such as:

  • Roti, sometimes called Chapati.
  • Poori, a crispy flatbread which has been deep fried in hot oil.
  • Paratha, a kind of stuffed flatbread filled with grated vegetables such as cooked potatoes, raw cauliflower, daikon radish, or spinach, seasoned with raw onions, garlic and other spices, or other sweet fillings such as butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Desi Ghee Biscuits when you are in a hurry.
  • Desi Ghee Dumplings simmered in Aloo Chole.

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(Chawal) Reverant Rice Recipe Collection

Cinnamon Spiced Basmati Rice With Mixed Vegetables
Cinnamon Spiced Basmati Rice With Mixed Vegetables. Photo © [S Khalsa

Fragrant Basmati Rice is a traditional langar favorite made reverberant with prayer and mediation during preparation. Home cooked

flavored with chilies, spices, and the flavors of India, is an exotic addition to any meal and a delight to the palate.

  • Cinnamon Spiced Basmati Rice
  • Vegetable Basmati Rice Recipe With Tofu and Spicy Peanut Topping

(Aloo) Popular Potato Recipe Collection

Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Curry)
Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Curry). Photo © [S Khalsa]

Aloo are a popular ingredient for langar. Potato lovers will want to try these tasty traditional bibek recipes seasoned with the flavors of India and prepared according to eight guidelines for langar:

  • Aloo Baingan Kaddu (Potato, Eggplant, Zucchini Curry)
  • Aloo Chole (Spicy Chickpea Curry with Potatoes)
  • Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Curry)
  • Aloo Mattar (Potato Pea Curry)
  • Aloo Pakora (Deep Fried Potato Filled Snack)
  • Aloo Palak (Curried Potatoes and Mixed Greens)
  • Aloo Paratha (Potato Stuffed Indian Flatbread)
  • Aloo Tikki (Fried Potato Patty)

Devotional Dhal, (Legumes, Lentils, Peas, and Beans) Recipe Collection

Rajma Curried Chili with Red Kidney and Pinto Beans
Rajma, Curried Chili with Red Kidney and Pinto Beans. Photo © [S Khalsa]

This devotional dhal (daal) recipe collection features historic and traditional langar recipes with the humble legume as the main ingredients. A variety curried beans, lentils, and peas seasoned with exotic Indian spices are simmered in sumptuous sauces prepared with a prayerful attitude:

  • Meditative Mung Beans {Moongi)
  • Community Kitchen Khichri (Khichdi)
  • Easy Peasy Crock Pot Dhal (Daal)
  • Rajma (Curried Kidney Bean Chili) Recipe
  • Chole (Spicy Chickpea Curry)
  • Aloo Chole (Potatoes and Chickpeas) with Desi Ghee Dumplings

Sublime Sabji (Curried Vegetables)

Cook Beets With Onions
Cook Beets With Onions. Photo © [S Khalsa]

The sublime taste of vegetable Sabji curry lingers on your taste buds. Garden greens and vegetables in combination with onions, ginger, garlic, green chilies, and the exotic spices of India create an unforgettable flavor sensation:

  • Sensational Stir Fry Sabji International Flavors
  • Chukandar Sabji (Ginger Beet Curry)
  • Baingan Kaddu Aloo Sabji (Curried Eggplant and Zucchini with Potato)
  • Gobi Aloo Sabji (Cauliflower Curry with Potato)
  • Palak Aloo Sabji (Mixed Greens with Curried Potatoes)
  • Palak Pakora (Deep Fried Spinach In Chickpea Batter)
  • Pumpkin Seeds Roasted With Curry Seasoning

Prayerful Pumpkin Recipe (Kaddu) Collection

No Bake Bibek Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Bibek Pumpkin Pie. Photo © [S Khalsa]

The Kaddu collection of prayerful pumpkin and squash recipes features the sumptuous fruits of fall harvest. Invite your taste buds to awaken to the seasonal sensations of autumn awesomeness:

  • No Bake Bibek Pumpkin Pecan Pie Raw Vegan Recipe
  • Bibek Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Ginger Cookie Crust
  • Zesty Ginger Beet Cauliflower Salad With Pumpkin Seeds and Green Chili
  • Raw Cauliflower Chickpea Relish with Pumpkin Seeds (Gobi Chutney)
  • Unique Pineapple Pumpkin Ambrosia Recipe
  • Pumpkin Seeds Roasted With Curry Seasoning
  • Pumpkin Carving With Sikhism Themes Illustrated

Bibek Langar Raw Recipe Collection

Curried Mung Bean Sprouts
Curried Mung Bean Sprouts. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Bibek Conscious principles, prayer and meditation are in perfect harmony with tasty raw food recipes. Delicious appetizers, main courses, and side dishes:

  • Zesty Ginger Beet and Cauliflower Salad With Pumpkin Seeds and Green Chili
  • Fresh Tomato Chutney With Onion and Green Chili
  • Raw Cauliflower Chickpea Relish (Gobi Chutney)
  • Spicy Mung Bean Sprout In Creamy Nut Sauce
  • Fresh Pineapple Pumpkin Ambrosia

Fresh delectable desserts made with guru's prem, are guilt free, and good for you:

  • Naam Nutty Chocolate Raw Food Fudge
  • Preet Heart Prem Tart Coco Creme Strawberry Nutty Fudge
  • Bibek No Bake Apple Tart (Apple Pie Recipe)

Vegetable Pakora Recipe

Vegetable Pakora
Vegetable Pakora. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Pakora is a favorite Indian food snack. Vegetable pakora a crispy deep fried, delicious, and nutritious, spicy vegetable snack which may be served in the gurdwara langar hall anytime as well as on special occasions, or ceremonies and celebrations.

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