Brachot On Foods That Start With The Letter K

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Foods that start with the letter K

Food Bracha Rishona Bracha Achrona
Ka'ak (Oriental bagel chips) Mezonot Al Hamichya[1]
Kale Haadama Boreh Nefashot[2]
Kabukim (peanuts coated with cracker like shell) Mezonot Al Hamichya[3]
Kariyot (Israeli cereal) Mezonot Al Hamichya[4]
Kasha (Buckwheat) HaAdama Borei Nefashos[5]
Kasha Varnishkes Mezonot Al Hamichya[6]
Kelp Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[7]
Ketchup (If Eaten Alone) Shehakol No Bracha[8]
Kibbeh Hamda Balls Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[9]
Kichel Mezonot Al Hamichya[10]
Kif Kef (Israeli chocolate bar) Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[11]
Kishke with Flour Mezonot Al Hamichya[12]
Kiwi HaEtz Borei Nefashos[13]
Kix (Cereal) Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[14]
Kneidlech or Kneidelach Mezonot Al Hamichya[15]
Knish (thin crust) Mezonot Al Hamichya[16]
Knob Celery Haadama Boreh Nefashot[17]
Kohlrabi HaAdama Borei Nefashos[18]
Kreplach Mezonot Al Ha'michya[19]
Kubah or Kibbeh (Meat Filled Bulgar Shells) Mezonot Al Hamichya[20]
Kugel (Pudding) [21]
  Challah (Made From Bread Pieces) Mezonot Al Hamichya[22]
  Lokshon (Noodle Pudding) Mezonot Al Hamichya[23]
  Potato [24]
    Made From Grated Potatoes HaAdama Borei Nefashos[25]
    Made From Potato Puree Shehakol Borei Nefashos[26]
  Rice Mezonot Borei Nefashos[27]
Kumquat HaEtz Borei Nefashos[28]

Sources

  1. Shulchan Aruch 168:7, Halachos of Brachos (Rabbi Bodner, chap 26, pg 468)
  2. Halachos of Brachos p. 396
  3. Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214)
  4. Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214)
  5. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 52
  6. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 53
  7. Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214)
  8. Otzar HaBrachot (p. 171), Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384)
  9. These are a double meat ball, one of the chop meats includes crushed rice. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 53 writes that the bracha is shehakol since the meat is the primary ingredient.
  10. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384)
  11. Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214)
  12. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 53
  13. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 53
  14. Star K Brachot List writes that Kixs is Shehakol. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 53 agrees. Even though Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384) wrote that it was mezonot, today the ingredients only have corn meal and don't have any of the five grains (https://www.generalmills.com/en/Brands/Cereals/kix/brand-product-list).
  15. Mishna Brurah 168:59, Vezot Habracha ch. 3 p. 25, Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384). The Mishna Brurah is following the Magen Giborim Shiltei Giborim 168:15 who holds that the crushed matzah when cooked becomes mezonot even though they are combined together into balls bigger than a kezayit. This is in disagreement with the Magen Avraham 168:28 who holds that if they are combined into a ball bigger than a kezayit it is hamotzei.
  16. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384) writes that a potato knish is mezonot. If it has a thin crust and one didn't eat a kezayit of mezonot one should make boreh nefashot afterwards. If they have a thick crust an al hamichya is recited afterwards. If one made a meal out of it, one should wash and say Birkat HaMazon afterwards. His reasoning is that a knish is that most knishes are baked as in the following recipes: allrecipes.com, knish.me, and cooks.com. If it is baked and the dough has oil then it is considered Pat Haba Bekisnin, which is mezonot and if one made it into a meal Birkat Hamazon (Shulchan Aruch 168:6-7). Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 54 agrees.
  17. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 54
  18. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384), Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 54
  19. Halachos of Brochos (p. 496), The Laws of Brachos (p. 367)
  20. Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 53
  21. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384)
    • Challah Kugel is a type of bread pudding using pieces of challah as the base of the recipe. Vezot HaBracha (chap 3, pg 25) writes that if the challah kugel is made with pieces smaller than a Kezayit which were kneaded together and mixed so that they aren't recognizable as bread and then it was baked in the oven, then a)if it was only kneaded with water, it's hamotzei, b)if it was kneaded with a little oil, honey, and sugar it's a doubt whether it's Hamotzei, c) if it was kneaded with a majority of oil, sugar, and juice in comparison to the water, then the bracha is Mezonot. He adds that according to Sephardim if the taste of the oil, juice, and sugar are recognizable even if it's less than majority it's mezonot.
    • Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384) writes that in general Challah Kugel is mezonot because the challah pieces are mixed with eggs, give it a taste other than bread, and are unrecognizable. However, he notes, if the pieces of bread are recognizable then the Bracha is Hamotzei.
    • Halachos of Brachos (chap 26, pg 474) quotes Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ruling that challah kugel is mezonot and says that such is the minhag. He explains that since it’s mixed with a majority of eggs and oil it is considered mezonot (see Mishna Brurah 168:59).
  22. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384)
  23. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384)
  24. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 73
  25. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384). Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 73 writes that it is shehakol if the blended potatoes aren't recognizable, but if it is recognizable to others it is haadama.
  26. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, p. 371)
  27. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384), Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 52