Ritual Wheat Berry Dish


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Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

Healthy grain dishes play an essential role in Ukrainian cuisine. Kutia is a ritual dish in which wheat berries, poppy seeds, and honey are essential ingredients. It is the most sacred of all Ukrainian ritual dishes. Because it is a Lenten dish, you usually do not use milk in the preparation. However, if you want a creamier kutia, and you are not observing Lent, by all means use it. Kutia can be eaten warm from the oven or served chilled as a breakfast cereal or dessert