Spice in Focus: Dukkah

dukkah spice guide

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. 

  Dukkah Spiced Yogurt Dip  from Love & Lemons

Dukkah Spiced Yogurt Dip from Love & Lemons

roasting hazelnuts and pine nuts
Dukkah Spice Mix Recipe
Dukkah Spice Mix Recipe
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Dukkah Spice Mix
Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) is an Egyptian nut, seed, and spice mix used as a topping and dip for meat, fish, and vegetables.
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup shelled roasted pistachios
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. On a lined cookie sheet (I used a silpat), sprinkle the pine nuts, hazelnuts, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and thyme. Bake for 8 minutes or until the hazelnuts are dark brown. 3. In a mortar and pestle, combine the hazelnut mixture and the rest of the ingredients. Crush to combine.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Where to buy dukkah

You can buy dukkah from Trader Joe's or Amazon