Delicious Dukkah

This Egyptian delicacy is perfect for using as a crust when grilling fish or chicken but can also be enjoyed as a side dish, with olive oil and crusty bread.

Makes: about 350g. Can be stored and used when needed.


  • 100g almonds
  • 60g pine nuts
  • 20g sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed peppercorns

Dry roast the almonds, pine nuts and sesame seeds over medium heat. Leave to cool, then tip into a food processor along with the other ingredients (you can use a mortar and pestle if you have the strength). Blend to a rough granular mixture, don’t blend too much or you’ll end up with a paste. Store in an airtight container. Use as a rub for fish or chicken, or simply enjoy drizzled with olive oil and served with crusty bread.

Written by YourLifeChoices Writers

YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.

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