Egyptian Spice Mix - Dukkah Recipe

Spices are just 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 dishes.

Egyptian Spice Mix Dukkah

One-pot meals that are a delight to eat Meat, chicken or just vegetables when cooked in a Tagine end up really tender and the aroma when cooking is just fantastic.

What is Dukka?
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.

Toasting the Egyptian Spice Mix Dukkah

There are many, many variations of Dukkah recipes.

The basic recipe is a mixture of nuts and seeds along with dried herbs such as mint or for more heat you can add Baharat or Ras el Hanout, just go with whatever takes your fancy.



Egyptian Spice Mix - Dukkah Recipe

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.

ingredients:

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 Ras el Hanout depending on your taste

instructions

ThermoCook Recipe:
With the Blending Blade attached 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 a couple of minutes keeping everything moving so it doesn't burn. 
Remove from the heat and leave to cool. 
Pop into a food processor 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's ready to serve. 
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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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