Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dukkah

Dukkah, Dokka or Dükkah is an Egyptian dry mixture of chopped nuts, seeds and Middle Eastern spices and flavors. In some countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine it is called Za'atar.

Traditionally Dukkah is eaten by dipping fresh Egyptian baladi bread first into olive oil and then into the nut mixture. Dukkah is a versatile seasoning and can also be sprinkled on salads or vegetables. It can also be used as a crust or breading for foods like lamb, shrimp, fish or chicken.

Dukkah Recipe

Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp baharat (white and black pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg)
Preparation:
  • In a large frying pan combine pine nuts and coriander seeds over medium-high heat. When the mix has started to colour, add the sesame seeds and continue to toast until golden brown.
  • Pour the mixture into a food processor. Add cumin, baharat mix, chilli powder and salt. Blend together.
  • Use as seasoning in cooking or serve as an accompaniment with bread and olive oil.

7 comments:

  1. One of my favorite blend of spices, I often put Za'atar on bread and grill it. It is so delicious.

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  2. Ummm, sounds delicious. And I have all the ingredients to make it, too. I love good bread dipped in oil and herbs. Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. You are right Jeannie, Grilled bread with Za'atar is delicious. For breakfast, I usually brush Pita Bread with Olive Oil, sprinkle some Za'atar then grill it, Yummmy.

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  4. Hello Some Kinda Wonderful,
    how are you. Yes, it is delicious, I bit you are right. I recommend that you should try it if you have the ingredients. It is part of our life here in Jordan, every family has it (poor, middle class, and rich people). If you brush olive oil on pita bread, sprinkle with Za'atar/Dukkah and grill it, it's also great.

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  5. I made this yesterday. The aroma is fantastic, it made my whole house smell wonderful! I had it with whole wheat pita bread for lunch. I'm hooked! Thank you, again, for the recipe. This one is going to be one of my most favorites, I can tell. :)

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  6. So wonderful, I am glad to hear that.

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  7. Great description - I love za'atar - the aroma & taste ohh just delicious!

    Great site! Great recipes!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Enjoy Middle Eastern and Lebanese Recipes! :)

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