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How to cook Ukrainian kutia: classic version of the main Christmas dish

Kateryna YagovychFood
Classic wheat kutia. Source: depositphotos.com

Kutia is a traditional Christmas dish that must be prepared on Christmas Eve. There are many variations, but the classic version of kutia is made of wheat. It is this cereal that is a symbol of prosperity, and the poppy seeds are a symbol of family.

The idea of making classic wheat kutia was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Maria Makarchuk (smachno_prosto_dostupno). Don't forget about nuts and honey.

How to cook Ukrainian kutia: classic version of the main Christmas dish

Ingredients:

  • kutia - 400 g. (hulled wheat grains)
  • water - a liter
  • poppy seeds - 150 g
  • Greek nuts - 200 g.
  • raisins - 200 g
  • honey - 2 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

How to cook Ukrainian kutia: classic version of the main Christmas dish

1. Usually, kutia preparation begins the night before. The grains should be washed well, covered with water and left overnight or at least for 2-3 hours.

2. Drain the water and pour clean water instead. Put on high heat.

3. As soon as it boils, turn the heat to low and cook for 1-1.5 hours. If the grain is cooked and the liquid remains, you can strain it with a sieve and leave it to cool.

How to cook Ukrainian kutia: classic version of the main Christmas dish

4. Add 150 ml of water to the poppy seeds and cook over low heat until they increase in volume. Strain it with a sieve and then grind it with a blender.

5. Pour boiling water over the raisins for 10-15 minutes.

Uzvar for the dish

6. Dry the nuts in a dry frying pan for a few minutes.

7. Mix the porridge with honey.

8. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Delicious kutia for Christmas

9. If you like, you can add broth and then kutia will be liquid.

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