dukkah recipe

This Dukkah recipe is one of those recipes that I cannot believe I have not tried earlier! It is easy to make and the dukkah tastes fantastic. I found the recipe at Taste.com.au and it is such a great base to use for making your own dukkah. You could easily substitute hazelnuts with pistachios or almonds if you preferred.

The Dukkah recipe is part of my planning for Christmas 2011. Not only will I make dukkah to be part of the starters for Christmas day, but I will also make and jar dukkah as gifts (as in photo above!) for neighbours and friends. To see other posts in this series go to: Christmas in July 2011.

Dukkah Recipe

Dukkah Recipe - ingredients
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 2/3 cup (110 grams) hazelnuts
  • 2 tbs cumin seeds
  • 2 tbs coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp sea salt flaked
  • Serve with: extra virgin olive oil and crusty bread!

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Once oven is heated, place hazelnuts on a tray lined with baking paper and toast the nuts for around 3 – 4 minutes.

3. Place hazelnuts on a clean tea towel and rub off as much of the skin as possible. A few of the nuts had skins that were very hard to get off, so I just toasted them for a little longer and the skin then came off easier.
Dukkah Recipe - Hazelnuts

4. Place hazelnuts into a bowl and using a stick blender (or food processor if you have one) grind nuts until they are finely chopped. Pour into a large mixing bowl.

5. Place sesame seeds into a frying pan and toast lightly for a couple of minutes on a medium heat. Stir constantly until they turn a golden colour. Add the sesame seeds to the hazelnuts.
Dukkah Recipe - Hazelnuts and sesame seeds

6. In the same frying pan add cumin and coriander seeds and toast the seeds for a couple of minutes until the spices start to smell beautiful!

7. Using a mortar and pestle grind the cumin and coriander seeds in small batches. Add to the hazelnut mixture once they are finely ground, then add salt and pepper to the bowl and mix well.
Dukkah Recipe - mortar and pestle

8. Serve with fresh crusty bread and olive oil and enjoy!
Dukkah Recipe - Serve with crusty bread and oil

Dukkah Recipe
 
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Recipe type: christmas
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ⅔ cup (110 grams) hazelnuts
  • 2 tbs cumin seeds
  • 2 tbs coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp sea salt flaked
  • Serve with: extra virgin olive oil and crusty bread!
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Once oven is heated, place hazelnuts on a tray lined with baking paper and toast the nuts for around 3 – 4 minutes.
  3. Place hazelnuts on a clean tea towel and rub off as much of the skin as possible. A few of the nuts had skins that were very hard to get off, so I just toasted them for a little longer and the skin then came off easier.
  4. Place hazelnuts into a bowl and using a stick blender (or food processor if you have one) grind nuts until they are finely chopped. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Place sesame seeds into a frying pan and toast lightly for a couple of minutes on a medium heat. Stir constantly until they turn a golden colour. Add the sesame seeds to the hazelnuts.
  6. In the same frying pan add cumin and coriander seeds and toast the seeds for a couple of minutes until the spices start to smell beautiful!
  7. Using a mortar and pestle grind the cumin and coriander seeds in small batches. Add to the hazelnut mixture once they are finely ground, then add salt and pepper to the bowl and mix well.
  8. Serve with fresh crusty bread and olive oil and enjoy!

Family Menu Plan For The Week

Baking: Chocolate Cake

Monday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognaise

Tuesday: Beef Stir Fry

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: New Meatball recipe to try

Friday: Pasta with chicken and spinach

Saturday: Homemade Souvlakis

Sunday: Sausages and Steamed Vegetables

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.

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24 comments...read them below or add one

  • Laney - Crash Test Mummy July 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    What a great gift idea, quite original. I like the little jars – you could put all kinds of goodness in those!

  • Rosie July 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Yum! I love making Dukkah, and I mix up which sorts of nuts each time. Pistachios add a lovely colour. I’m going to have to look on my favourite online jar shop for some little jars like that too!

  • trish July 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I had never thought to make Dukkah – what a great present idea! I too am enamoured with the jars… where did you get them from? :)

  • Kelly b July 17, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Looks yummy!!!

  • sapir July 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

    thanks for the recipe and the lovely photos that illustrate it clearly!

  • Eva Davis July 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Hi Nicole

    I love this idea. Where can I source some jars? Rosie mentioned an online store. I am in brisbane.

    xox Eva

    • Sally July 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Eva try opp shops and curio stores. They’re the cheapest place there is to get them and they’ll have more character. You can top any unsightly lids with cute cheap fabrics and ribbon :)

      • Eva July 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

        Wonderful! Many thanks Sally. : )

    • PlanningQueen July 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Eva,

      I bought these jars last year when making tea gifts for friends http://planningwithkids.com/2010/11/25/food-co-op-melbourne/ a lovley friend ordered them from http://www.redbacktrading.com.au/ when she was ordering some other things. They are great aren’t they?

      • Eva Davis July 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

        They are fantastic…. I can’t wait to make these. Love the tea gift idea too. I started my xmas spreadsheet yesterday, feeling very confident about it all atm. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Tenille @ Help!Mum July 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I love dukkah. I recently saw someone make a sweet dukkah (can’t remember where it was?) for a dessert, and it set recipe ideas floating around in my head that I just haven’t had a chance to write down.

  • Abbington July 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Nicole – how far in advance are you planning to make your dukkah? (Just wondering about longevity of the flavours and also nuts going rancid?)

    Tenille – was it on Masterchef that the sweet dukkah was made?

    • Tenille @ Help!Mum July 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      Yes, I think you might be right :-)

    • PlanningQueen July 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      This website http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Dukkah has this recommendation:
      “If storing the dukkah, keep in airtight containers. Leave dukkah in a cool place, such as a pantry or even the refrigerator. Keep out of direct light. The flavour will decrease over time and the mixture should be consumed within 2 months.”
      But I will make mine at the start of December I think. This batch will be given away or eaten by me!

  • Sally July 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks Nicole looks great and a terrific idea. I especially love the little hands helping you. After reading your fabulous book in only 24 hrs this week and already implementing some changes this is definitely one more for the list. :)

    • PlanningQueen July 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Sally, glad to hear the book has been helpful! More often than not there are little hands helping me in the kitchen :) .

  • Marita July 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    :: sob :: why must all the yummy recipes contain nuts.

    • Amanda July 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      You could try substituting toasted Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds for nuts.

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  • Eva Davis July 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I’ve just made some dukkah up this morning for 2 friends birthdays this weekend, I will be adding a bottle of wine as part of the gift…. I’ve sourced those lovely jars through redbacktrading, they sell larger quantities on ebay which works out cheaper. Until I make that purchase I was hoping to use some old baby food jars and pretty them up. Thanks Nicole once again for the inspiration.

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