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Dukka Spice Mix

  • Author: Jessica Goldman Foung
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup
  • Category: Spice mixture
  • Method: Pan Roast
  • Cuisine: Egyptian


Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mix usually containing nuts, seeds (almost always sesame) and spices (almost always cumin).


  • 3/4 cup toasted salt-free pepitas, pine nuts, pistachios, or almonds
  • 2 Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp salt-free garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • 1. Heat a medium skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the pepitas and toast, stirring frequently, until they turn golden and begin to pop, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the pepitas to a small mixing bowl. Add the sesame seeds, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds to the skillet and toast until they become fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • 2. Transfer the toasted nuts and seeds to a food processor (or spice grinder). Add the garlic powder and pepper and pulse until the mixture forms a crumbly powder.
  • 3. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Keywords: dukkah spice