Dukkah herbs is a mixture of many herbs, seeds and nuts that are mostly grounded but also crumbled. This spice originated in Egypt and is used as a seasoning, or you can eat it as it is.
The spices found in Dukkah are a great source of multiple health benefits. It strengthens your immune system, eliminates free radicals from the body, regulates your cholesterol levels, and prevents high blood pressure. If you dig deeper, you will find many more benefits of each of the spices, nuts, and herbs used in Dukkah.
What spices are in Dukkah?
In Dukkah, the spices used include saffron, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, salt, pumpkin seeds, and middle eastern spices.
How to use Dukkah spice?
A basic dukkah spice is a mixture of some specific herbs, and spices but you can add roasted and grounded nuts as well to make it healthier and tastier and according to your need and availability.
In this quick recipe, we are using the most commonly available ingredients at home.
- Hazelnuts or Almonds
- Sesame Seeds
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- Toast the nuts until you start feeling a nice fragrance.
- Add sesame seeds and toast them as well for a few seconds as they could burn if you keep them in a pan for a longer time.
- Add the toasted nuts, seeds, and spice to the food processor and grind until the nuts break down into small pieces and the whole mixture looks like coarse sand.
Dukkah herbs can be used in many delicious ways. You can serve it with bread and olive oil, sprinkle it over vegetables either roasted or raw sliced, top your hummus with dukkah for adding a crunch, etc.
Store the prepared Dukkah spice in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer to preserve the blend of flavor longer.