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Egyptian Dukkah

This dukkah recipe makes a seasoning blend from toasted nuts, seeds and spices. Make this recipe to add earthy flavor to Egyptian cuisine. This makes 2.25 cups total (36 tbsp)
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Egyptian
Keyword: dukkah recipe, Egyptian dukkah
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 43kcal
Author: Kevin


  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • ¼ cup cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds


  • Working in separate batches, first toast the nuts until golden and set aside.
  • Next, toast the seeds and peppercorns in the same pan until some start to pop and get golden brown.
  • Allow toasted nuts, seeds and peppercorns to cool completely then place all in a food processor and pulse until meal like in consistency. Make sure it is dry and crumbly. Work in batches if over crowded.
  • Serve with olive oil and sliced vegetables for dipping (See Note 1).
  • Store in an airtight jar.


  1. It is fantastic used as an all purpose seasoning over eggs, steamed vegetables, chicken and fish, and doughs before baking, too.

*The information shown below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg