Every culinary inclined nation has it’s own mix of dry toasted spices to give their food that added flare .Like , Garam Masala to India or Five-Spice mix to China the list goes on and out of this long list the one that I indulge in the most is Duqqa/Dukkah – An Egyptian nutty spice mix with is made just as the name suggests : To pound or crush .
It consumed simply along with toasted bread dipped in EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil is divine . Also , a little sprinkle of this mix on your salads or dips or marinations adds that flavorful complexity that lifts up the whole dish.
Total time : 25 mins
Serves : 20-24 potions
2 cups Hazelnut (you may use almonds or walnuts instead)
1/2 cup Sesame seeds
3 tbsp Coriander seeds
3 tbsp Cumin seeds
3 tbsp Fennel seeds
3 tbsp freshly ground Black Peppercorn
Sea Salt to taste
Lightly dry toss each of spice’s separately in a skillet ; once you are surrounded by their aroma , bring it off heat & set them aside to let it cool. Lightly Toss the sesame and nuts too and let them cool too.
Once cooled , grind the spices first before adding in the nuts and sesame seeds. Further grind the entire mixture until finely ground and then add the seasoning(salt & pepper)to your taste.
Store this magic mixture in an air-tight container.5
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