Kutia - Celebrating Ukrainian Christmas
The first dish in a traditional Ukrainian Christmas eve meal is Kutia, a preparation of cooked wheat, sweetened with honey and dressed with poppy seed. Kutia symbolizes prosperity, peace and good health.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Ukrainian
  • 2 cups of wheat
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 1 cup of poppy seed ⅔ cup of sugar, I used brown this year
  • ⅓ cup of honey , I used high grade maple syrup
  1. Place the wheat and water in a slow cooker and simmer on high for 4 hours.
  2. Add the poppy seed and water honey mixture, stirring well.
  3. Turn the slow cooker to low, cover and allow to simmer for an hour.
  4. Traditionally served warm but it is also wonderful served cold.
Recipe by Nutmeg Disrupted at https://nutmegdisrupted.com/ukrainian-dishes/kutia/