Delicious pistachio dukka

Have you tried dukka? It’s a nutty, crunchy, spicy Middle Eastern dip that you sprinkle on your food or dip your bread into. It’s delicious & totally addictive!

My friend introduced me to dukka a few years ago and now I make it all the time, although it only lasts about 5 minutes because my husband and I can’t stop eating it once we’ve started (note to self: make more dukka).
Its traditionally eaten with bread & olive oil. First the bread is dipped into the olive oil then the dukka. The dukka sticks on the oily bread and you get a super scrummy oily, crunchy, spicy mouthful.
However dukka is really versatile and can be sprinkled on salads, soups & curries.
The recipe can also be adapted and tweaked to taste, for example you can use different nuts but I think pistachio and hazelnuts work the best.




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  4 servings
  5 minutes preparation time
  12 minutes cook time


  • 100g raw, unsalted pistachios or hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 or 2 sprigs of mint
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes


  1. Put nuts, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and sesame seeds on to a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  2.  Dry toast for 12 minutes on gas mark 4/180C. Allow to cool.
  3. Add mint leaves, chilli & salt to a mini chopper and pulse on 1 second bursts.
  4. Check after each pulse as you don’t want it too finely chopped.


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  1. Reyansh on June 25, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I have no words to explain the taste and authenticity of this recipe.
    Thanks a lot with sharing this amazing dish.

    • Niki on July 3, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      Niki xxx

  2. Bettie on October 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I roasted my nut/seed mixture. Not having a gas oven, I googled the 180C conversation to F and it said 356. I thought that was high so only put it at 350 for 10 min. But the mixture very much over roasted. I’d definitely cut back the heat for an electric oven and watch it carefully. I want to try it again another time to get true flavor.

    • Niki on October 8, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Bettie
      Definitely good to roast on a medium heat and keep your eye on them!
      Niki xx

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