Do’a or Dukkah is a delicious Egyptian nut and spice mixture. Add some olive oil and you’ve got a delectable dip. Now who doesn’t want to find something deliciously different and addictive to put out in front of guests? Not to mention easy to throw together.
Doa is a winner. Here’s how you make it:
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 ¾ cups coriander seed
- 2/3 cup blanched hazelnuts
- ½ cup cumin seeds
- ¾ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Place all seeds and nuts on separate baking sheets or pans and toast in the oven at 350°F or until seeds are golden in color and give off a faint aroma. The various seeds take different amounts of time to toast, so watch them carefully, and pull out each pan of seeds as it is ready, 10-20 minutes. Grind in a food processor with salt and pepper until finely ground but not so fine it turns into paste.
Put out a saucer of do’a with a saucer of good olive oil. Serve with good flat bread or pita.