An Egyptian spice blend that is wonderful. The more you eat it the more addictive it becomes. Serve with toasted crusty bread (Turkish bread is great for this), and olive oil. Dip bread into olive oil, then into the hazelnut mixture and enjoy this unique and addictive mix.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet, and bake for about 5 minutes, or until fragrant. While the nuts are still hot, pour them onto a tea towel. Fold the towel over them to cover, and rub vigorously to remove the skins. Set aside to cool.

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  • In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds until light golden brown. Pour into a medium bowl as soon as they are done so they will not continue toasting. In the same skillet, toast the coriander and cumin seeds while shaking the pan or stirring occasionally until they begin to pop. Transfer to a food processor. Process until finely ground, then pour into the bowl with the sesame seeds. Place the cooled hazelnuts into the food processor, and process until finely ground. Stir into the bowl with the spices. Season with salt and pepper, and mix well.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; 4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 75 mg sodium. 2.1 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
I became a member just so that I could rate this recipe--it's excellent! I didn't add the full amount of pepper (personal preference) and left some of the skin on the hazelnuts (to save time) and my guests gobbled it up! Very unique flavor but not too bizarre for picky eaters. Whole coriander and cumin seed are easy to find and cheap at Indian markets. Will definitely make again!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/21/2009
Did not find this addictive at all nobody did and we love different interesting food. It was the only thing that didnt get eaten up at a party full of tipsy hungry people. Sorry. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
I became a member just so that I could rate this recipe--it's excellent! I didn't add the full amount of pepper (personal preference) and left some of the skin on the hazelnuts (to save time) and my guests gobbled it up! Very unique flavor but not too bizarre for picky eaters. Whole coriander and cumin seed are easy to find and cheap at Indian markets. Will definitely make again!!! Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
I became a member just so that I could rate this recipe--it's excellent! I didn't add the full amount of pepper (personal preference) and left some of the skin on the hazelnuts (to save time) and my guests gobbled it up! Very unique flavor but not too bizarre for picky eaters. Whole coriander and cumin seed are easy to find and cheap at Indian markets. Will definitely make again!!! Read More
(64)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
A favorite with my family:-) Add a heaped teaspoon of Turmeric - makes it a great authentic color and adds a little something to the taste. Also try Avocado oil to dip in to - a lovely alternative to EV Olive oil and is also a mono-unsaturated oil with no trans-fats (yes really none!) I know it is expensive but it is worth it and you only have a small amount at a time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2006
GREAT RECIPE. My oldest son is addicted to dukkah. (He loves it sprinkled on buttered fresh bread.) The only change I had to make was to replace the hazelnuts with toasted blanched almonds because I can't get hold of hazelnuts in any of my local supermarkets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2007
Very delicious! Add as topping on a salad with fresh green lettuce hard-boiled eggs olive oil and lemon and serve with turkish bread for a sumptuous vegetarian meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2006
This is a fabulous dip! My guests and I absolutely loved it and couldn't get enough of it! I bought the ground hazelnuts from the bulk food store and toasted them in a dry skillet; it worked out great and saved a bit of time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2008
This is a great recipe - everyone LOVED it. I had to make a few changes because I couldn't find cumin or coriander seeds - so I used coriander flakes and cumin powder. I also used 1/2 almonds 1/2 hazelnuts. I don't know what the original recipe was meant to taste like but it was wonderful with my changes. Also we like to dip the bread in balsamic vinegar and olive oil - its a great combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2006
I cut down on the pepper a litle when I make this. Hubby says it's weird but I love it! The traditional way (bread & olive oil) is my favorite but it's also a great coating for meat & fish and good on salads. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2006
This is a fabulous spice mixture! The warm spicy flavor of the cumin and coriander is wondrefully complimented by the cool heat of the black pepper. I simplified preparation by purchasing a bottle of toasted sesame seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
Followed the recipe but doubled the salt as I like my food salty. Very unusual taste at first but then found we couldnt stop eating it. Makes a nice change to serve something exotic. Next time will double the recipe so we never run out. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/21/2009
Did not find this addictive at all nobody did and we love different interesting food. It was the only thing that didnt get eaten up at a party full of tipsy hungry people. Sorry. Read More
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