Dukkah Recipe | Spice Mixture Recipes | PBS Food

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mixture. (Recipe Courtesy: Adrianna Adarme of the Fresh Tastes Blog)


Yield: 1/4 cup


  • 8 pistachios, shelled
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Add the pistachios to a mortar and pestle and set aside. (Alternatively, you could do this in a food processor or electric spice grinder.)
  2. To a small skillet, set over medium heat, pour in the sesame seeds and moving the pan continuously, toast until lightly golden brown, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and repeat the toasting process with the black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Add the dried mint leaves to the mortar and pestle; mash and twist and mash and twist again until the spice mixture is all ground up.
  3. Take a closer look throughout the spice mixture and be sure to mash up any peppercorns or seeds that are still whole (there will most likely be a few). Transfer to an air-tight container. Dukkah goes well on everything from hummus to scrambled eggs to avocado toast—its applications are truly endless!
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