Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dukkah



Talk about myths busted. I went to Dubai planning to buy zat'ar, the fragrant herb and spice mix. And Dukkah, the interesting blend of nuts and spices. Not sumac, because I still have a pack left in my fridge. So zat'ar was easy - every Carrefour supermarket had that one. But no one had dukkah and I was like, how can they not have dukkah? It's a middle eastern thing, right! But well, they don't sell dukkah in Dubai, so I came back and armed with recipes from 10-odd blogs (all roughly the same), I set to make my own.

The key to making dukkah is : line up all your ingredients, toast each of them separately in a heavy non-stick pan till they are fragrant and lightly roasted, then put everything in a blender and grind coarsely. This is your dukkah. Now dip your bread in olive oil, then dip it in dukkah and indulge. A final word of warning: this can be highly addictive.

And finally, my list of ingredients:

1/4 cup almonds
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp peppercorns
8-10 dried mint leaves
1/2 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp flaky sea salt

14 comments:

Bharti said...

Hmm..never heard of dukkah. It does look addicting. I think I'll make some as well.

Suparna said...

This is new to me :) shall try it some time.
TC

notyet100 said...

lovely click,..;-)dukkah is nw for me,..;-)

soma said...

I have never heard of this! but from what u have given here, it sounds just aweseome. I will make some of this for sure...

Sunshinemom said...

I read about this in Rajani's blog I think. Dukkah somehow reminds me of dukkar (pig)!! ha ha....but I know this should taste good:)

Prathibha said...

this is new to me..Never heard of it..Even i ahve few things in my list to shop when i go to dubai...Seems like i have to add this even to my list..:)

Madhumathi said...

I had tasted dukkah when i went to kuwait..Yes u r rite they are so addictive ..

ThePurpleFoodie said...

Oh I've heard of this but I haven't tried making it. Very interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so happy to meet a fellow food blogger from Bombay! :D Where in the city are you?

Rachel said...

dukkah...very new to me...I will have to make it to know the taste and that's what I'm going to do

Srivalli said...

wow thats a neat recipe simran...founds very interesting and simple too!

rekhas kitchen said...

when i saw Dukkah i just jumped to your place iam first time here you have avery nice blog and comming to this spice mxture did you checked in LULU super market and Co-operative markets i brought once from there hummm if saw your blog before i could tell u any way very good u made it at home looks perfect

Curry Leaf said...

Very new to me,but thanks for the recipe .Also read Rekhas comment on finding it in Lulu.Let me see if I can get hold of something.I am still in search of Sumac.

oneofagrind said...

oo I love middle eastern food.. gotta try this.. I'm adding it on my "to-try-in-kuwait list :)

Azhar Abdullah said...

Mind me asking, is this the same dukkah they eat with Laban in Medina Munawwara?

Thanks in advance for the reply..

p/s: I've been looking for dukkah since years...