Dukkah is a type of spice blend that is a staple part of Egyptian cuisine. The Pistachio Dukkah is used as a side dish or hors d’œuvre, and is made by blending different varieties of roasted and ground nuts, spices and seeds. This warm, aromatic powder is served with bread and Extra virgin Olive Oil. The fresh bread is first dipped in olive oil and then the dukkah and enjoyed.
Although not commonly prepared, dukkah is increasingly making a presence in restaurants and other fine dining places. This mixture is very addictive, nourishing and can be compared to dry Indian chutney powders. It can also be sprinkled on fresh Greek Salad, roasted veggies, feta cheese, Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles and pasta dishes such as the Roasted Bell Pepper and Basil Pesto Pasta and can also be crusted over fish and chicken before grilling. Here is how to make it.
- Pistachio - 1 cup
- Sesame seeds - 3 tbsp
- Cumin seeds - 2 tbsp
- Coriander seeds - 4 tbsp
- Coconut flakes - 3 tbsp
- Sea salt - 2 tsp
- Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
- Dry roast Pistachio, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and coconut individually until slightly browned and fragrant.
- Remove in a plate and let cool.
- Add all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle and grind to make a coarse powder.
- Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for upto 2 months.