Kasha (porridge)

Kasha is a Russian (and not only) dish consisting of grains boiled in water or milk, sometimes with additives such as salt, sugar, condiments, milk, fruits, dried fruits and jam (varenye). The most popular in Russia are oatmeal, semolina (from finely ground wheat) and millet porridge. Less popular today are pease, wheat (from coarse wheat), pearl barley and cornmeal kashas. Buckwheat kasha refers not only to the porridge itself, but just to the boiled buckwheat.


  • Raisins - 50 g
  • honey - 2 tbsp.
  • apricots - 100 g (or 50 g dried apricots)
  • prunes - 100 g
  • milk - 350 ml
  • oatmeal - 50 g

Preparation method (receipt)

Cut apricots (or dried apricots) and prunes into small pieces. Boil milk in a saucepan. Pour in the oatmeal. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from fire, cover and leave in a warm place. Preheat the frying pan. Put honey and cook until it starts to bubble slightly. Add dried fruits, stir quickly and cook for 1 minute. Remove from fire. Put the saucepan with porridge back on fire and cook under a low heat. Add dried fruits with honey and stir. Cover and warm up for 2 minutes.

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