Entrées: Kasha Bengali

Indian inspired pilaf can be served with lamb or chicken.

Serves: 6-8


2 Tbsp. slivered almonds

1 tsp. butter or margarine

1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

1/4 cup chopped onions

1 cup whole kasha or buckwheat groats (or a 1/2 cup of each)

2 tsp. curry powder

2 chicken bouillon cubes

1/4 cup golden raisins

2 Tbsp. chopped parsley


  1. Brown almonds in 1 tsp. butter in small skillet or microwave oven, stirring often, until toasted. Set aside.
  2. Drain juice adding water to make 2 cups liquid. Set aside.
  3. In a heat-proof casserole, melt 2 Tbsp. butter and saute onion. Then stir in kasha until each grain is coated.
  4. Add curry, bouillon cubes, and raisins.
  5. Stir in the 2 cups liquid, mix well, and cook over high heat until liquid is boiling.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer, cover casserole and cook until kasha is tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  7. Stir in parsley, pineapple chucks, and toasted almonds; cook a few minutes longer until pineapple is hot.