I am sure there has been more than once that I have lamented on this blog about wanting to make Dukkah and missing out on it. So finally this has been accomplished. Dukkah is an exotic spice blend which has a delightful combination of nuts and spices. It is an awesome dip for breads along with olive oil.

Why I like this dish?

The combination of the nutty flavour from hazelnuts and almonds along with the spices of coriander seeds, sesame seeds and fennel seeds is beautiful.  It can be used as a spice rub as well as a dip when combined with olive oil. Once stored in an airtight jar, it stays good for weeks and so makes a perfect backup option for the sudden meal.

For other dips, check out Mint & Coriander Dip, Spicy Honey Dip and the classic Hummus


Recipe adapted from Diva Green Cookbook

Makes 1 large bowl


120 gms White sesame seeds

55 gms Hazelnuts

30 gms Coriander seeds

25 gms Fennel seeds

25 gms Cumin seeds

20 gms Ground almonds

1 tsp Black peppercorns

1 tsp Smoked paprika

2 tsp Dried thyme



  • Dry roast the sesame seeds on a low flame till it starts turning brown
  • Set it aside to cool
  • Next, dry roast the hazelnuts for 2-3 minutes and set aside to cool
  • Add all the other spices except paprika, thyme and salt
  • Roast on a medium flame for 4-5 minutes and keep moving the spices around for all to be uniformly roasted
  • Once all the spices are cool, add all to a mixer jar and blend into a coarse powder
  • Add the salt, paprika and thyme and mix well
  • Serve with chips or bread of your choice
  • Store in an airtight jar
  • Enjoy!



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9 Comments Add yours

  1. I have heard of dukkah but nevrnread about the recipe in detail. The combination of ingredients looks so good. Must be a flavourful dip.

  2. I have heard how versatile this spice mix can be, whether it is to be used just like that or added into soups and salads. I am sure this must have tasted and smelled amazing!

  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Dukkah is in my to do list since a long and coz of hazelnuts am keeping this spice mix still in pending. LOoks absolutely fabulous and definitely flavourful.

  4. Sharmila says:

    Dukkah looks so flavourfull, it has all the best ingredients. Perfect as a dip.

  5. Pavani says:

    I have been planning to make dukkah for a very very long time. You are tempting me to make it right away – it looks so nutty and delicious.

  6. I have heard a lot of praise about dukkah and now after actually seeing your makes me want to try some. Looks wonderful!

  7. Srivalli Jetti says:

    That bowl with bread is calling me Sowmya, very nicely clicked!

  8. chefmireille says:

    these kind of spice mixes are so versatile and can be used to enhance almost any meal!

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