Dukkah, which is pronounced doo-kah, is an Egyptian condiment / spice mixture with a distinctly nutty taste. It actually derives its name from the Arabic term for pounding which makes sense since the blend of spices is traditionally pounded together in a mortar and pestle. It's definitely not a typical spice blend but, rather, a wonderfully fragrant combination of roasted nuts and seeds.
The most common use for dukkah is as a crust for lamb, chicken or fish. It's also wonderful sprinkled on roasted vegetables such as carrots, feta cheese or as a dip for pita bread. Swirl it into some good olive oil or into your favorite tahini sauce or hummus.
- 3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2 Tablespoon crushed walnuts
- 1 Tablespoon crushed almonds or hazelnuts *preferred
- 1 Tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 Tablespoon small allspice berries
- 1 Tablespoon large crystal salt
- 1 Tablespoon whole peppercorns