Egyptian Spice Mix - Dukkah Recipe

Spices are AMAZING and are used in many dishes; of course just because the word spice is mentioned it doesn't mean your food has to taste spicy hot.  Think of Moroccan Tagine Recipes where a mix of delicious warming spices such as cinnamon and sweet paprika are used along with honey to create easy mouthwatering, one-pot meals that are a delight to eat.  Meat or chicken cooked in a Tagine is really tender and the aroma when cooking is just fantastic.

Dukkah (pronounced Doo-kah), is an aromatic blend of seeds, spices and nuts; it originates from Egypt and can be sprinkled on all sorts of dishes.  It's also delicious served alongside a small bowl of really good olive oil and some nice bread.  Just dip the bread in the oil and then in the Dukkah. Impress your guests at a dinner party by serving it as a very simple but different starter course - you could add small bowls of olives to nibble on too.

Dukkah recipe

There are many, many variations of Dukkah recipes.  The basic recipe is a mixture of nuts and seeds long with dried herbs such as mint or for more heat you can add Baharat or Ras el Hanout; go with whatever takes your fancy.

I love my ThermoCook and used it to toast and mix the nuts and seeds and then chop them.  No mess and done in a few minutes.  The best thing is you can make this a couple of days before a dinner party, just store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Of course you don't have to have a ThermoCook to make this, you can use a large frying pan to toast the spices, seeds and nuts and a pestle and mortar to crush them....failing that you can use a bowl and the end of a rolling pin and if you don't have a rolling pin there's no help for you!

Print Recipe

60g Sesame seeds
40g Pumpkin seeds
40g Hazelnuts
40g Almonds
50g Coriander seeds
25g Cumin Seeds
1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
1/2 - 1 teaspoon teaspoon Ras el Hanout depending of your taste

ThermoCook Recipe:
With the Blending Blade attached to the ThermoCook add the nuts and seeds to the jug.  Select 'SAUTE' and set the time for 6-8 minutes.

Leave to cool before adding the salt, pepper and Ras el Hanout to taste. 

Now change to the Chopping Blade and select 'PULSE'  (3 to 4 second bursts) a couple of times and that's it your done and the Dukkah is ready to serve.


If you don't have a ThermoCook:
Put all the seeds and nuts into a large dry frying pan and toast for for a couple of minutes keeping everything moving so it doesn't burn.  Remove from the heat and leave to cool.  Pop into a Power Blender and whiz till they are chopped; or you can use a pestle and mortar to crush them.
Add the salt, pepper and Ras el Hanout - mix together, taste and adjust the seasoning.  Mix again and it is ready to serve.   

I highly recommend the ThermoCook as it really is an all-in-one kitchen machine that doesn't take up much space and replaces a slow-cooker, rice cooker, food processor, blender, steamer....the list goes on!  To read more, check out my review.  

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1 comment

  1. You are a genius Jan. I'd never have thought to use the ThermoCook for toasting seeds. Love Dukkah. I made a chocolate one for a dinner party once with homemade bread and olive oil for dunking and I definitely wowed them all!


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