Recipe Difficulty: Easy
What is Dukkah?
Dukkah is a traditional Egyptian dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The origins of the name "dukkah" aren't certain, but it is thought to come from the Arabic word "dukk," which means "to pound" or "to crush." This refers to the process of grinding the ingredients into a coarse powder, which is a key step in making dukkah.
Dukkah was traditionally made at home by grinding the ingredients together using a mortar and pestle. The ingredients used in dukkah can vary depending on the region and family traditions, but the most common ingredients include sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and hazelnuts or almonds.
As the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine increased, dukkah has now become more widely known around the world, it can be found in different restaurants and even in supermarkets. Nowadays, it can be made in large quantities, with many variations and flavors.
Dukkah is a delicious and nutritious way to add flavor to your food, and its history is a window into the rich and vibrant culture of Egypt.
My Dukkah Recipe Notes
If Dukkah isn't on your radar, you must try it! It's delicious and so simple. Dip bread (or veggies) in olive oil then into the nut and spice mixture....it's heaven. While my favourite way to eat it is with bread & olive oil, it's also delicious tossed into a salad or sprinkled on some hummus or a pile of your fav roasted vegetables for an added pop of flavour. Feel free to experiment with your favourite combinations of nuts and seeds. As long as you season it with the coriander, cumin & salt it will undoubtedly be delicious.
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