How to cook kutia with wheat and honey syrup: an exclusive recipe from Oleksandr Hromliuk

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Kutia recipe
Kutia recipe

Kutia is a symbol of Christmas and is cooked on Christmas Eve, as well as on Malanka and Vasyl. Each family prepares it differently, adding wheat, honey, nuts, rice, dried fruit, and poppy seeds to the dish. Sometimes even broth is added to the dish.

Kutia with nuts

Chef Oleksandr Hromliuk shared a recipe for a delicious wheat kutia with rice, dried apricots, and dried cherries on Instagram.

Kutia recipe


  • Wheat - 200 g
  • Basmati rice - 50 g
  • Dried apricots - 25 g
  • Poppy seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Dried cherries - 10 g
  • Walnuts - 15 g
  • Orange zest - to taste
  • Butter - 15 g
  • Honey syrup - 25 g

Method of preparation:

1. Cook the wheat until soft.

Wheat for making kutia

2. Fry the rice in oil, then add water 1:2 and cook until tender.

Rice for the dish

3. Chop the dried apricots, cherries, and walnuts.

Dried fruits for making kutia

4. Pour boiling water over the poppy seeds.

Poppy seeds for the dish

5. For the syrup: cover the honey with water, cook, but very importantly, do not bring to a boil.

Syrup for kutia

6. Assemble the kutia: put the cooked wheat in a bowl, then rice, dried fruits and nuts, poppy seeds, lemon zest and pour the syrup over it, mix and serve!

Ready kutia

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