Dukkah Spice Mix
What is dukkah?
Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) is an Egyptian nut, seed, and spice mix used as a topping and dip for meat, fish, and vegetables. It's often made with peanuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, cumin, and coriander - but there are multiple variations made with different ingredients.
Dukkah, in Arabic, means "to crush" or "to blend". In Egypt, dukkah is used as an all-purpose spice and often families and vendors have their own blends. Because the seeds, spices, and nuts are crushed the meld together to create an aromatic blend. The versatile blend can be used as a rub on fish or meat, sprinkled on salad, or stirred into a dip (hummus, yogurt, or muttabel) to add some complexity.
Recipes using dukkah
Dukkah is such a good all purpose spice. It’s wonderful on top of dips, spread across roasted veggies, and in salads and soups. If you’re wondering how to use dukkah, check out these excellent recipes:
Dukkah spice mix recipe
Where to buy dukkah
You can buy dukkah from Trader Joe's.