“Prashad” means “Guru’s gift.” It can also be referred to as “Gurprashad.” It is made by cooking equal amounts by weight of raw sugar, ghee, and flour.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru, began the practice of making Prashad. Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh Guru, instructed his Sikhs to serve Prashad to the Sangat (congregation) after blessing it in the Ardas (Sikh prayer). 

Sikhs believe that Prashad is blessed food that infuses energy and sweet blessings. The Sikh prayer, Japji Sahib of Guru Nanak, is recited while it is slowly stirred and cooked. Prashad is served to the entire sangat at the conclusion of every Gurdwara service.

~ From Living Reality (1994) by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa and “Sikh Dharma International Glossary”  (