Exotic Bazaar's Egyptian Dukkah

Discovering the Exotic Flavours & Origins Of Egyptian Dukkah

Jun 24, 2024Gilava Pour

If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine or just love exploring new and exciting flavours, you need to try our Dukkah at Exotic Bazaar. This amazingly versatile spice blend is packed with a delightful mix of awesome ingredients that not only tantalise your taste buds but also bring a touch of the 'exotic' to your kitchen. Let us take you through the origins, ingredients, and unique flavour profile of this wonderful Middle Eastern seasoning.

The Middle Eastern Origins of Dukkah

Our Dukkah, sometimes spelt "duqqa" or "dukka," is a traditional Middle Eastern spice blend with roots deeply embedded in Egyptian cuisine. The name "Dukkah" comes from the Arabic word for "to pound," reflecting the traditional method of preparing this blend by crushing or pounding the ingredients together. Historically, Dukkah has been used as a flavourful dip for bread, paired with olive oil, and sprinkled over a variety of dishes to enhance their taste and texture.

Ingredients That Make Our Dukkah Special

At Exotic Bazaar, our Dukkah is a harmonious blend of almonds, fennel seed, walnuts, coriander seed, cumin, Himalayan salt, black peppercorns, and sesame seed. Each ingredient is carefully selected to ensure the highest quality and to create a perfect balance of flavours.
  • Almonds and Walnuts: These nuts provide a rich, nutty base, adding a delightful crunch and depth to the blend.
  • Fennel Seed: Known for its sweet, aniseed-like flavour, fennel seed adds a unique aromatic note that complements the other ingredients.
  • Coriander Seed: With its citrusy, slightly sweet taste, coriander seed enhances the overall complexity of the Dukkah.
  • Cumin: This spice adds a warm, earthy undertone that is essential to many Middle Eastern dishes.
  • Himalayan Salt: Known for its purity and mineral content, Himalayan salt enhances all the flavours in the blend.
  • Black Peppercorns: These add a subtle heat and peppery kick, balancing the sweetness of the other spices.
  • Sesame Seed: Toasted sesame seeds bring a nutty, slightly sweet flavour and a bit of texture to the mix.

Flavour Profile: Warm & Nutty with Aniseed Highlights

Our Dukkah offers a warm, nutty flavour profile with prominent aniseed highlights from the fennel seed. The combination of almonds and walnuts provides a rich, satisfying base, while the coriander and cumin add layers of complexity. The hint of black peppercorns introduces a mild spiciness, perfectly balanced by the sweet and aromatic fennel.

Creative Ways to Use Our Dukkah

One of the best things about our Dukkah is its versatility. Here are some creative ways to incorporate it into your meals:

  • Sprinkle on Avocados: Add a sprinkle of Dukkah to sliced avocados for a nutty, flavourful twist.
  • Top Your Eggs: Whether scrambled, fried, or poached, Dukkah adds a delightful crunch and spice to eggs.
  • Enhance Salads: Use Dukkah as a salad topping to introduce a burst of flavour and texture.
  • Boost Dips: Stir Dukkah into dips like hummus or tzatziki for an extra layer of taste.
  • Bread Dipping: Dip a piece of bread into olive oil, then dunk it in Dukkah and enjoy the dance of beautiful flavours in your mouth.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Sprinkle Dukkah over roasted vegetables for added depth and crunch.
  • Crust for Meat and Fish: Use Dukkah as a crust for chicken, lamb, or fish to add a nutty, spiced layer.
  • Cheese Pairing: Pair Dukkah with soft cheeses like goat cheese or feta for a delicious appetiser.

Bringing the Middle East to Your Kitchen

Incorporating our Egyptian Dukkah into your cooking is an effortless way to add a touch of Middle Eastern flair to your meals. Its rich, multi-layered flavours will transport you to the bustling markets and aromatic kitchens of the Middle East, right from the comfort of your home.


So why not embark on a culinary adventure with our Dukkah? Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook looking to experiment, this spice blend is sure to become a favourite in your pantry. Experience the warm, nutty, and slightly sweet aniseed flavours of our Dukkah and elevate your dishes to new heights.

Try Exotic Bazaar's Dukkah today and bring the exotic flavours of the Middle East to your table!



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