Dukkah

Dukkah

Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment that is a pretty delicious & nutritious topping! It consists of different spices, nuts and seeds and will enhance any meal that it is topped with. The ingredients are hazelnuts, cumin, coriander, sesame, fennel and salt. To achieve the richest of flavours and aromas, all ingredients are toasted and then crushed – yum! I put this on salads, soups, sandwiches and pizzas. Literally on everything savoury. Are you intersted? Then open your spice cupboard and make your own dukkah! 

life on sesame street is pretty healthy

Coming from Asia and East Africa, sesame seeds are derived from a plant called Sesamum indicum. Its compounds show a vast variety of vitamins, minerals and natural oils which are extremely beneficial for our physical and mental health. Though sesame seeds seem to be overlooked often when discussing a healthy balanced diet, they are so easy to incorporate in both savoury and sweet dishes! Even though they aren’t as popular as chia or flax seeds, they contain valuable nutrients including iron, zinc, copper, protein, vitamin E, thiamin, calcium, manganese and magnesium. Now, what’s the difference betweenblack and white sesame seeds? They are essentially the same product, but black sesame seeds still have their hull, while sesame seeds have theirs removed. The difference in taste is very subtle: white sesame seeds seem to taste a little nuttier and black sesame seeds slightly more bitter due to their natural and intact state. Anyhow, both are incredibly healthy, so dig in! 

 

Prep Time: 5 min

Cooking Time: 5 min

Total Time: 10 min

Servings: 1 jar 

 

For this recipe you will need: 

70g hazelnuts

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp fennel seeds

1 tbsp ground coriander

2 tbsp sesame seeds

 

Instructions: 

  1. In a pan, roast the hazelnuts and remove the skins by rubbing them inbetween your hands with a tea towel. 
  2. Return the skinned hazelnuts to the pan and roast along with all other ingredients for 1-2 minutes until you can smell the aromas and the hazelnuts turn lightly golden. 
  3. In a food processor, briefly pulse the nut-seed-and-spice mix, but leave it crunchy! Transfer to a jar and allow to cool. 
  4. Close your eyes and smell the dukkah – it’s so nutty, rich in aromas and exotic! Spread this on the meal of your choice and experience a wider range of tastes. 

 



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