Breja po kapucińsku
Alternative namesBreja, brejka, breha, Brei
Place of originSilesia, Poland
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsKasza, millet

Bryja – thin kasza or mash,[1] a Germanic, Celtic and Slavic dish, based on overcooked oat or kasza, that formulated the basis of their respectable cuisine. It is also the name of a traditional Silesian dish served during Wigilia. The dish's names: bryja, breja, brejka, breha, the German Brei have their roots in Celtic languages.


While a primarily savoury dish, the bryja base can also produce different types of sweets, including the poppy seed-based kutia, as well as the traditional Silesian dish with the same name, made from plums, apples, pears, with the addition of śmietana, wheat flour, cinnamon, sugar and salt.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Zdanowicz, Alexander (1861). Słownik języka polskiego t. 1. p. 116.
  2. ^ Lis, Hanna Lis, Paweł (2009). Kuchnia Słowian : o żywności, potrawach i nie tylko--. Kraków: EGIS/Libron. ISBN 9788373968394.