This Eastern European Christmas Eve dish is made with wheat, honey, and poppyseeds. It can be served as a dessert or as a side dish.


1 cup wheat

1 cup water

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup poppyseeds


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Combine wheat and water in a pot, bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Add honey and poppyseeds, mix well.

5. Pour into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Potential changes & improvements

-Add dried fruit such as raisins or apricots for extra sweetness and flavor.

-For a richer dish, substitute milk for water in the recipe.

– experiment with different types of wheat for different flavors.

What other food it works well with

Kutia goes well with other Christmas dishes such as roasted meats, vegetables, and potatoes.

Common Mistakes

-Overcooking the wheat will make the kutia mushy.

-Not simmering the wheat long enough will result in a chewy texture.

Nutritional Information


Wheat, honey, poppyseeds

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