Definition of kugel in US English:

kugel

noun

  • (in Jewish cooking) a kind of sweet or savory pudding of noodles or potatoes.

    • ‘The table was set with kugel and rolls still steaming from the oven.’
    • ‘Their tote bags were laden with vegetables to prepare for chicken soup and potato kugel.’
    • ‘They bring steaming trays of potato kugel and berry cobbler, bottles of grape juice and sweet wine.’
    • ‘For Passover, choose from three types of kugel - purple potato, saffron and sweet potato.’
    • ‘He meant potato kugel, no doubt made in the traditional way with eggs, chicken fat, onion, and grated potato.’

Origin

Yiddish, literally ‘ball’.

Pronunciation

kugel

/ˈko͞o-/