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Homemade Dukkah Recipe

Dukkah is a mix of coarsely ground nuts, seeds and spices originated in Egypt.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins


  • 1 cup nuts roasted (macadamia, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts or combination)
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds toasted
  • 2-3 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons cumin seeds or 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon good quality salt like Celtic Sea Salt or Maldon Salt
  • optional ingredients: dried herbs like oregano mint or thyme, sumac, chilli flakes


  • Roast nuts and sesame seeds in the oven. If using macadamia nuts, watch them as they roast quicker than almonds or hazelnuts.
  • Put coriander and cumin seeds into food processor and pulse. I prefer to use ground cumin, because seeds can be hard to crush. A heavy mortar and pestle or coffee grinder can be used for that, but I find it faster to stick to one appliance (and less to clean afterwards).
  • Add nuts, ground to coarse consistency.
  • Put salt, pepper and sesame seeds and mix briefly. Too long processing can turn the mixture into a paste.
  • Store dukkah in airtight glass container or jar at room temperature.