How to Make Authentic Dukkah in Four Easy Steps

How to Make Authentic Dukkah in Four Easy Steps - take your spices to the next level | hurrythefoodup.comBefore we get into to the hows of Dukkah, let’s take a look at the whats. Every now and then a complete game-changer comes along, and Dukkah is one of them.

An incredible fusion of nuts, herbs, seeds and spices, it’s an easy to make mix that can completely revitalise and revolutionize more recipes than you can shake a blender at.

Dukkah is originally an Egyptian combo, and the word comes from the Arabic ‘to pound’, and that’s how it was originally made.

The exact ingredients vary from recipe to recipe, though most have several items in common like sesame, cumin and nuts.

If you came here looking for Dukkah then you’ll probably know what to expect; if you came here by chance then you’re in for a treat.

Known across the world in various guises it’s usually called Dukkah or Duqqa (and pronounced dook-a) and although the ingredients change from recipe to recipe, the following is the best one we’ve tried.

How to Make Authentic Dukkah in Four Easy Steps - take your spices to the next level | hurrythefoodup.comHere’s a photo of all your ingredients. Next time you visit a supermarket load up on them!

The newest member of our kitchen squad, Jansen, brought it with him – and we were instantly convinced.

It only takes a few minutes to make, and it’s plethora of uses is wide – it’s fantastic for sprinkling over soups, salads or dips – but it’s an all time favourite with chunky bread and olive oil. In fact, ancient Egyptians were eating it thousands of years ago with hummus and bread!

Dukkah is vegan too, but you’d never notice. It also stores for a long time, so you can make a big batch and stick it in a jar, saving it for whenever you fancy spicing up a dish that’s missing something.

Because if it’s missing something, this dukkah is it.

Dukkah – In Four Easy Steps

How to Make Authentic Dukkah in Four Easy Steps - take your spices to the next level | hurrythefoodup.com1. Gently roast the hazelnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds in a pan. About three minutes will do it. Take them out and pop them into a blender.

How to Make Authentic Dukkah in Four Easy Steps - take your spices to the next level | hurrythefoodup.com2. Next, slowly roast the fennel seeds, normal cumin, coriander, and white sesame seeds. These won’t take as long – about two minutes should do it.

How to Make Authentic Dukkah in Four Easy Steps - take your spices to the next level | hurrythefoodup.com3. Put the second batch into the blender as well and just press the pulse button a couple of times. We’re looking for a nice crunchy mix here, not a powder.

Finally add the sea salt, black sesame seeds, black cumin, green pepper and paprika powder. Give it a last quick blend.

How to Make Authentic Dukkah in Four Easy Steps - take your spices to the next level | hurrythefoodup.com4. Put it all in airtight glass. Done!

Use it to intensify soups, dips and salads or treat yourself to an oily bread and dukkah. You won’t look back.

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Authentic Egyptian Dukkah

Make some authentic Dukkah! take your spices to the next level with this Egyptian classic - perfect any dish with this outstanding herb combo!

Course Dip, Snack
Cuisine Egyptian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 big jar
Calories 992 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Gently roast the hazelnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds in a pan. About three minutes will do it. Take them out and pop them into a blender.

  2. Next, slowly roast the fennel seeds, normal cumin, coriander, and white sesame seeds. These won’t take as long - about two minutes should do it.

  3. Put the second batch into the blender as well and just press the pulse button a couple of times. We’re looking for a nice crunchy mix here, not a powder. Finally add the green pepper, sea salt, black sesame seeds, black cumin and paprika powder and give it a last quick blend.

  4. Put it all in an airtight glass. Done! Use it to intensify soups, dips and salads or treat yourself to an oily bread and dukkah. You won’t look back.

Recipe Notes

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: find something awesome to sprinkle it on! Anything goes - whether it’s this Creamy Broccoli Pasta, this Vegan Potato Soup or even this High Protein White Bean Dip. Have fun!

Please note that the nutritional chart included is for the entire jar, and would be roughly 32 tbsp.

 

Jansen - thanks a lot for bringing some Egyptian flavours into our kitchen. What a cool recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Egyptian Dukkah
Amount Per Serving
Calories 992 Calories from Fat 756
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 84g 129%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 2359mg 98%
Potassium 1514mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 27g 108%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 71.6%
Vitamin C 8.4%
Calcium 84.1%
Iron 120.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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12 comments

  1. I would love to try this soon. Looks so good.

  2. made this Dukkah its really good! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. This looks great! May I ask if by ‘green pepper’ you are referring to a green bell pepper or some kind of spice? Also, any idea of the calorie count? Thank you!

    • Hi JoAnn! With the green pepper we actually mean green peppercorns (I’ve just changed the recipe to show that more clearly), but you could also use white or black pepper if you can’t find green. With regards to a calorie count, if we say there about 32 tbsp in a jar, and the jar is 992 calories, then we’re looking at about 31 cal per tbsp. I hope that helps! 🙂

  4. Wow!!! finally made a batch -forgot the black sesame seeds and put 1 tbsp of coconut sugar too – and the divine smell from first the frying pan and then from the blender mixing warmed and roasted goodies! This all resulted in a wide grin on my face, oriental scent in my kitchen and naturally drooling all over anticipating dukkah-coated chicken breast fillets tonight! The ready made dukkah-blends cost a bloody fortune at a special boutiques and this took less than 10 minutes to prepare! Cost is next to nothing considering how many batches one can make of the ingredients! Thanks so much for this recipe 🙂

  5. This is an absolutely delicious mix, although I only had a few hazelnuts in the pantry so topped up the quantity with pistachios and macadamias.

  6. How long will it keep in the jar?

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