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Egyptian Almond Duqqa

Egyptian Almond Duqqa

 

I recently came across this Egyptian spice blend of nuts and toasted seeds which is typically used as a dip with bread or fresh vegetables. Take a piece of bread, dip in olive oil and in Duqqa, eat and repeat. It is a warm and aromatic mixture and according to Google, very addictive! Use with meat, burger, sandwich, pasta, salad, yogurt, Arabic coffee ( I add it to tea also) …. let your imagination go wild. I served a kebab platter with duqqa, olive oil and pickle raita (yogurt). It was awesome! I am gonna try it with ice cream too.

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Last month I joined Bloggers Monthly Fiesta, a group creative food bloggers. One ingredient is picked and all participants post a dish using it. For September the theme was “fruit” and I posted Banana and caramel bread pudding.Β For October it is “nuts”.

http://www.krishrecipes.com/brinjal-kurma-brinjal-in-flavoured-gravy/

http://www.faskitchen.com/nuts-and-dry-fruit-raita-recipe-bloggers-monthly-fiesta/

http://www.thebigsweettooth.com/2015/10/badaam-paal-almond-milk/

http://www.kitchenflavours.net/2015/10/abcd-shake.html

http://www.farinsfunflavour.com/recipes/mixed-nuts-chutney/

http://fajishotpot.blogspot.ae/2015/10/nuts-and-fruits-bar.html

ingredients: (makes about 1 1/2 cups)

1 cup almonds

1/2 cup sesame seeds

1 tbsp coriander seeds

2 tbsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp crushed black pepper

1 tsp salt

method:

Place almonds and sesame seeds onto a baking tray and bake for 5-7 minutes at 180 C/ 350 F until golden. I do it without preheating the oven. Leave to cool.

In a small frying pan combine coriander seeds and ground cumin. Cook for 30-40 seconds, stirring continuously to avoid burning till fragrant. Add cinnamon powder and let it cool down a little.

Add crushed black pepper to a food processor/ dry mill. Add almond and sesame mixture and coriander mixture. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add salt and mix.

Store at room temperature in an airtight glass container.

Note:

I used unblanched almonds. If you prefer blanched it is your call.

Adjust the spice level as you like. Add 1/2 tsp of red chilli flakes for an extra punch.

Adapted fromΒ taste.com



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