Boil rice kutya for 15 minutes, then insist 10 minutes.
Boil wheat kutya for 2 hours.
Boil barley kutya for 40 minutes.
How to cook kutya
Rice – half a cup (100 grams)
Raisins – 80 grams
Candied fruits – 50 grams
Honey (sugar) – 1 tablespoon
Water – 1 cup
How to cook kutya
1. Thoroughly rinse 80 grams of raisins.
2. Pour the raisins into a small container, pour boiling water over it, close the container with a lid and leave the raisins to soak for 10 minutes.
3. Cut 50 grams of candied fruits into small cubes.
4. Pour 100 grams of rice into a saucepan, pour cold water over it, put on fire.
5. On medium heat, bring the rice to a boil, after which the fire must be reduced and the rice cooked for 15 minutes.
6. Ready rice should become soft. It must be mixed with candied fruits, raisins and honey.
7. After mixing rice with fillers, simmer kutya for another 1.5 minutes on fire and turn off, then insist 10 minutes.
Cooked kutya should be served immediately after reading the prayer at the beginning of the commemoration. It is believed that one should not refuse kutia, everyone should take at least a few (at least 3) spoons.
Traditions and rules of cooking
– Kutya – funeral porridge made from rice and raisins. Traditionally, wheat is boiled, sometimes replacing it with rye or barley, but in modern times, due to the simplicity and speed of cooking, it is rice that has become most widespread. They drink kutya with a knot. The tradition of cooking kutya for the wake came from the association of kutya with the symbol of resurrection.
– Kutya is boiled at the wake after the funeral. It is not necessary to cook kutya for subsequent memorial dates.
– In order to correctly calculate the amount of rice for cooking kutya, it is recommended to take 50 grams of dry rice, 40 grams of raisins, a pinch of poppy seeds and a teaspoon of honey for 1 serving.
– For a wake, where there will be a lot of people, it is convenient to cook kutia, which can be laid out directly in your hands – cook it with a minimum amount of honey.
– In the “rich” kutya, you can add poppy seeds, dried fruits, dried berries, nuts, honey.
– In the past, kutya (another name is kolivo) was a ritual dish of Orthodox Christians.
– Kutya is brought to the church in memory of the Lord’s holidays, in memory of the dead and on some days of Great Lent, since the grains in the composition of kutya symbolize the resurrection, and honey – the bliss of the future life.