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Dukkah - Egyptian Spice Mixture

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Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mixture. It is often served with pita breadthat has been basted with olive oil. The bread is then dipped in the mixture. It has a variety of uses. You can use it on meats, rice, veggies - the possibilities are endless with dukkah!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes


  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup whole coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns


Preheat oven to 350. On a baking sheet, spread sesame seeds out in a single layer. Roast in oven for about 2 minutes each side. Remove from oven and set aside.

Place chickpeas and hazelnuts on same baking sheet and roast in oven for about 3 minutes each side. Remove and combine with sesame seeds.

Combine all ingredients and grind in food processor for 2-4 minutes, or mash with mortar and pestle until ground.

Serve with a small bowl of warm olive oil and pieces of pita bread. Dip bread in olive oil, then dukkah.
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 4 out of 5
Some Kitchen Staples, Member Naima25

There are three things that I always have on hand: dukkah, clarified butter, and vegetable broth. If I work late and I don't feel like really cooking, I can always have some pasta cooked in some of the broth topped with a little of the butter (which I also sometimes add a little olive oil to when I'm naking it) and sprinkled with the dukkah

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