Ukrainian Christmas Kutya

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“This dish should be prepared several days ahead of of time for flavour to develop. It keeps very well in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or so. Very high in vitamins.”
4hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash wheat in cold water and soak overnight in the 3 to 4 quarts of water.
  2. The next day, bring the water to a boil then simmer for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. The wheat is ready when the kernels burst open and the fluid is thick and creamy.
  4. Chop the poppy seed in a food processor (or coffee grinder) (or you can buy ground poppy seeds in some deli's) and set aside.
  5. Mix honey, sugar and hot water.
  6. Mix the honey mixture, poppy seeds, and chopped nuts and wheat.
  7. More honey can be added to taste.
  8. Keep in refrigerator.

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