ka·​sha | \ ˈkä-shə How to pronounce kasha (audio) , ˈka- How to pronounce kasha (audio) \

Definition of kasha

1 : a porridge made usually from buckwheat groats
2 : kasha grain before cooking

Examples of kasha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, many Americans assumed Jewish cuisine to be limited to traditional dishes such as kugel and kasha varnishkes. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Edda Servi Machlin, Holocaust survivor who kept alive Italian Jewish cuisine, dies at 93," 6 Sep. 2019 Each will prepare a specialty, like Red Farm’s pastrami egg rolls and Ms. Harwood-Lehman’s kasha varnishkes, to share with the audience. New York Times, "Five Food Stories With Snacks," 30 Oct. 2017 Sprinkle the fried kasha, sesame seeds, and aonori over the cabbage so that each bite has some of the garnish. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "A Preview of Cherry Bombe’s Upcoming Cookbook, Including Crab Rolls From Chrissy Teigen," 5 Oct. 2017 Add the kasha and cook until the kernels have browned. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "A Preview of Cherry Bombe’s Upcoming Cookbook, Including Crab Rolls From Chrissy Teigen," 5 Oct. 2017 Dear Diary: Lined up in rows Folded in thin papery wrap Potato, kasha, or cherry cheese Mrs. Stahl’s knishes. Rhoda Elison Hirsch, New York Times, "Ode to Mrs. Stahl’s," 17 Apr. 2017 Chicken came with a lake of smoky paprika vinaigrette that turned a mound of kasha salad into a dripping, oily mess. Pete Wells, New York Times, "What a Difference Daytime Makes at Sadelle’s in SoHo," 5 Jan. 2016 Enterprising expats have stepped in to satisfy their cravings for blintzes, kugels and kasha varnishkes, and to appeal to the denizens of the city’s flourishing foodie scene. Lindsay Gellman, New York Times, "Jewish Delicacies Beguile the German Capital," 14 May 2017

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1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Kasha.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kasha. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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