Kasha Varnishkas is a traditional dish of the Jews of Eastern Europe that combines Kasha which are Buckwheat groats and Varnishkas which is pasta in the shape of bow ties, and sauteed onions. The original recipe that came from Eastern Europe did not use bow tie pasta as they didn’t have Ronzoni or Barilla. My great-grandmother made her own egg noodles and the “Varnishkas” are taken from the Russian word “varenichki” which are small stuffed dumplings which she also made. Unfortunately, I did not know my great-grandmother Malka as she died many years before I was born. To see how I made her recipe, keep reading!