Christmas kutia is traditionally made from cereals, uzvar and honey.
The Nativity of Christ is a bright and joyful holiday that Christians look forward to. On the occasion of the holiday, a generous table is usually set. Kutia is the main dish on Christmas Eve and Christmas. It is with this ritual dish that it is customary to start a meal with the Orthodox.
Kutia is a traditional ceremonial dish made from boiled cereals. Most often it is made from wheat, but it is also made from rice, lentils, buckwheat and other cereals. The dish is flavored with honey, poppy seeds, nuts, candied fruits, raisins or other dried fruits.
- Wheat – 1 tbsp.
- Dried fruits (apples, apricots, pears, plums) – 150 g
- Raisins – 100 g
- Poppy – 100 g
- Walnuts – 100 g
- Honey – 3 tbsp.
- Sugar – 2 tbsp. l.
First of all, you need to sort out the wheat well, rinse it and soak it for several hours, and preferably overnight. In the morning, drain the water from the wheat, fill it with new and cook over low heat until fully cooked.
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Pour 2 liters of water into a saucepan and put it on the fire. Sort dried fruits and rinse thoroughly. After boiling water, put dried fruits in a saucepan and cook them for 10-15 minutes over low heat. Then remove from heat and leave the uzvar to infuse for several hours.
Meanwhile, rinse the poppy seeds and pour boiling water over it. Then drain the water, rinse the poppy again and pour boiling water over it again, cover and leave for half an hour. Drain the water from the steamed poppy seeds and grind it in a mortar with sugar.
Rinse the raisins and pour boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Dry the nuts in the oven or in a dry frying pan, then peel and chop.
Put the finished wheat in a bowl, add poppy seeds, uzvar, raisins, nuts and honey to it. Stir all the ingredients and serve the kutya to the table.
- Rice – 0.5 tbsp.
- Almonds – 0.5 tbsp
- Walnuts – 0.5 tbsp
- Poppy – 0.5 tbsp.
- Raisins – 0.5 tbsp.
- Dry – 0.5 tbsp.
- Honey – 2 tbsp.
Pour boiling water over the poppy seeds and leave for 1-2 hours.
Pour dried apricots with raisins in one bowl with boiling water and leave for 1-2 hours.
Drain water from dried apricots and raisins, bring its volume to 1.5 cups and pour into a saucepan. Pour the washed rice into the water. Cover and cook over low heat until tender.
Chop the walnuts. Grind the almonds in a blender.
Cut dried apricots so that they are the same size as the raisins.
Add honey to the finished rice and stir.
Drain most of the water from the poppy seeds, and beat the poppy seeds with the remaining water with a blender or grind in makitra.
Put dried apricots with raisins and nuts in one bowl, add grated poppy seeds.
Add warm rice and stir. Decorate with kutya according to your own taste and serve to the festive table.
Rice kutia with orange juice
- Rice – 1 tbsp.
- Orange juice – 2.5 tbsp.
- Raisins – 100 g
- Dry – 100 g
- Funduk – 100 g
- Almonds – 100 g
- Prunes – 3 pcs.
- Honey – 1.5 tbsp.
Rinse the rice well, pour into a saucepan in which it will cook. Cover with orange juice. Stir, put on fire and cook until tender.
Fry hazelnuts and almonds in a dry skillet or microwave. Then cut them into small pieces. Pour everything into a plate.
Cut dried apricots into small pieces. Grind the prunes.
Pour raisins, dried apricots, prunes, chopped hazelnuts, almonds, honey into the finished rice and mix well.
Christmas kutia from bulgur
- Bulgur – 0.5 tbsp.
- Water – 1.5 tbsp.
- Honey – 2 tbsp. l. (or to taste)
- Walnuts – 50 g
- Poppy – 30 g
- Raisins – 50 g
Place the washed cereal in a saucepan or a small saucepan and cover with clean water. Put on fire and bring to a boil. Cook bulgur over low heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
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Pour boiling water over the raisins and leave for 10 minutes. Then drain the water, and spread the raisins on a kitchen towel to dry well.
Pour boiling water over the poppy seeds and leave for 30 minutes, covered with a lid. Then put on a sieve, grind with a blender until poppy milk appears.
Dry the walnuts in a dry frying pan or in the oven, and then chop finely.
Add honey, raisins, nuts and poppy seeds to warm bulgur. Mix thoroughly so that all ingredients come together. Christmas kutia from bulgur is ready.
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