This makes a lot!
Authors note: Kasha is cracked buckwheat and is often called buckwheat groats in the US. Varnishkes are noodles.
2 cups kasha or buckwheat groats
1 large onion, peeled and finally chopped
2 teaspoons oil
4 cups water
12-ounce package of eggless noodles (I use bow tie noodles)
10 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute kasha or buckwheat groats and onion with oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add 4 cups water and simmer covered for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a separate pot, cook noodles in 10 cups water until tender. Drain noodles and add to kasha mixture along with the seasonings. Serve warm.
The Lowfat Jewish Vegetarian Cookbook, Debra Wasserman, 1994