- Prep Time: 5 minutes
Dukkah spice mix
Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment consisting of mostly nuts and spices. Occasionally you will see dried herbs such as thyme and oregano added depending on your taste buds. Im not sure if its against the rules but I have also at times added chilli. I also have used other seeds and nut depending on what i have. I find walnuts too oily but pepitas, sunflower seeds, cashews and pistachios especially are fantastic additions. Ive personally never used them but I can see why you couldnt use other grains like flaxseeds, poppy seeds or LSA as a base if your thinking on the fly.
What can you Dukkah for? ANYTHING! Traditionally its a served with fresh breads and other dips to allow the mix to stick. I served this as a dipper at my 40th birthday with fresh bread, Cobram estate extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a nice glass of white wine! So yum. Deb McMillan was most impressed. Its an amazing spice coating for meat, i mostly use chicken, and vegetables being eggplant and zucchini. My absolute favorite is for pan fried Halloumi! Put these babies on a crisp salad with a yogurt dressing for your chicken or some fresh bread and the earthy aroma will take you anywhere. Maybe even the pyramids!!
- Almonds - 1/3 cup
- Hazelnuts - 2/3 cup
- Sesame seeds - 1/2 cup
- Cummin seeds/powder - 1 tbsp
- Coriander seeds/powder - 2 tbsp
- Black pepper - 1 tbsp
- Salt - 1 tsp
Add all ingredients apart from sesame seeds into a food processor, or coffee grinder is amazing. Blitz till its like fine bread crumbs.
Add the sesame seeds and leave them whole, you can blitz them but i like to leave them whole for texture. Give it a mix and check the seasoning to suit your taste.
Now all you need to do is decide how you going to eat it. Enjoy!
To store my Dukkah I put it in zip lock bag and freeze to keep its freshness.Add to Favourites