Discussions on various aspects of Sikhi


Postby Aude » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:09 am


I am converting to Sikhism and have some questions about alcohol.

I live in France and the specialty is that we eat beef bourguignon: it's beef with vegetables and a wine sauce. I know you're going to tell me that you should not eat meat, but that's not my question. If it is boiled, the wine will boil. If the wine no longer contains alcohol, can it be consumed?

I also have another question. I often eat already prepared dishes bought in stores. When we look at the ingredients used, most of the time we can read that there is alcohol in it. I thought I had found a solution; buy halal dishes, but this is contrary to Sikhism. Is it bad if I eat those dishes that contain alcohol, even if there are not many?

My last question is whether or not we can consume balsamic vinegar: "vinegar is acetic acid, the degree indicated on the bottle - between 4 and 6 ° - therefore concerns the acetic and non-alcoholic degree.
The marketed vinegar contains only traces of alcohol - with the exception of some vinegars made from liqueur wines (sherry) that titrate up to 3%. "

Thank you in advance for your answers.
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Re: Alcohol

Postby Superstar » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:07 pm


You have a very valid question about food. Yes, only Halal is forbidden and meat is not banned as long as it is not from a religious slaughter. If there is no alcohol in food, it should be fine.
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Re: Alcohol

Postby RicktheSikh » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:14 am

When you cook with wine the alcohol cooks away. This is why you don't have to prohibit children from eating boeuf bourguignon. I take the prohibition of alcohol for the Sikh to mean abstaining from the intoxicating effects of it.
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Re: Alcohol

Postby crocodile » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:41 pm

The intoxicant in the booze will go away, it justs adds a depth of flavour to your food, more over, meat is not forbidden in sikhi, it is only halal and beef(ugardanti bani speaks of protecting the cow)
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