Homemade Dukkah Recipe w/ Hazelnuts
Dukka or Dukkah is an Egyptian spice blend comprising of toasted nuts, seeds and spices. It can be sprinkled over cooked meat, poultry or vegetables as a seasoning mixture, but mostly it’s used as a dip for bread.
Dukkah seems to be one of these recipes where every chef has his own take on what is best. There are very lightly toasted to heavily roasted varieties and there are some that include walnuts, chickpeas and even pistachios.
Personally I feel that this is great, as it gives some creativity and individuality to our recipes. For the best results dip some bread into a quality virgin olive oil and then into the dukka mix. Alternatively, combine the dukkah into the oil and dip the bread into that.
Enjoy this delicious dukkah recipe!
Homemade Dukkah Spice
- 150 grams hazelnuts skinless
- 150 grams white sesame seeds
- 150 grams almond flakes
- 70 grams coriander seeds
- 50 grams fennel seeds
- 10 grams thyme dried
- 40 grams cumin seeds
- 5 grams paprika powder sweet, Spanish
- black peppercorns crushed
- 10 grams sea salt flakes
- Egyptian flat bread
- olive oil virgin
- In a heavy skillet or a medium heated oven, toast individually the hazelnuts, almonds, sesame seeds and all spice seeds lightly and let them cool well.
- In a spice grinder or coffee grinder, grind all toasted ingredients except the sesame seeds very roughly. If ground too fine the nuts will lump together due to the release of the oil within the nut.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and incorporate all ingredients very well.
- Spread on a sheet pan and dry in the oven at low temperature. This will ensure the Dukka is really dry and prevent from molding or going rancid.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.
For more Egyptian food, check out our round-up of the most popular dishes in Egypt.