Seven Ways to Eat Dukkah
But First, What’s Dukkah?
Ok, before we talk about the seven ways to eat dukkah (pronounced “doo-kah”), we need to define it. Dukkah, also spelled dukah, dukkah, or duqqa is a Middle Eastern nut spice condiment derived from Egypt (Palmer, 2020; SPICEography, 2022). The Arabic name means “to pound” (SPICEography, 2022). It’s a very simple and quick condiment to make. Furthermore, it’s very versatile. Dukkah can be sprinkled on any meal. This is healthful; nuts are healthy, and so are the spices used to make this garnish.
Dukkah Recipe & Equipment
Yields: 1 cup
- 1 cup (total) organic raw almonds, macadamia nuts, and cashews (⅓ cup each) **you can use any type of raw nuts**
- 2 tablespoon white sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon organic coriander seeds (or ground)
- 1 teaspoon organic ground cumin
- Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Sauté pan
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Wooden spoon
- Spice grinder
- Food processor
- Airtight container
- Sanitize kitchen (sink, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, phone, computer).
- Mise en place ingredients.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place a sauté pan over medium-high heat on a stovetop.
- Once heated, add the nuts to the pan.
- Toss the nuts.
- Toast until scented. Do not burn the nuts.
- Remove the toasted nuts to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Allow them to cool.
- Toast sesame seeds and coriander seeds until aromatic. Do not burn.
- Allow cooling.
- Grind sesame and coriander seeds in a spice grinder until they are a sand-like texture.
- Add grounded spices (plus ground cumin) to a food processor.
- Add the toasted nuts to the food processor.
- Grind until desired consistency.
- Sprinkle as a garnish on soups, salads, eggs, fruits, etc.
- Store in an airtight container, which will last up to two weeks.
The Seven Ways to Eat Dukkah
The moment you’ve been waiting for! Ready to go nutty on your dishes? Here are seven ways (my favorite number) to use and eat dukkah.
- Bagels slathered with a cream cheese spread
2. Eggs (prepared any way)
Palmer, S. (2020). Top 5 ways to use dukah. Retrieved: https://sharonpalmer.com/how-to-use-dukah/
SPICEography (2022). Dukkah: An ancient Egyptian condiment. Retrieved: https://www.spiceography.com/dukkah/