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.