Egyptian Dukkah

Egyptian Dukkah

 

Egyptian Dukkah

Egyptian Dukkah

SpiceBreeze
Dukkah is an Egyptian mixture of spices and nuts. Sesame and hazelnuts are most common. Pistachios or almonds are great alternatives. The ingredients are toasted to develop a more intensive flavor. Optionally, add rosemary or oregano.
"Delicious brilliant idea
What can say? What a creative idea for 1, and a delicious meal each time for 2. I recieved 2 Meal spice kits (these include the spices for the entire meal & a recipe card with what to get or add to your shopping list).
1st meal: Dukkah Lamb - This was fantastic. Definitely follow cooking instructions from Spice breeze cards -- I finished slightly faster in oven for a more rare chop- to die for! (...)" Serena Ricker (Trustpilot Review)
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Egyptian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 9 small lamb chops trimmed

Fresh Produce

  • 1 lb sweet potatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 1/4 cup ground hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, or pistachios
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Dukkah Culinary Spice Kit

  • pouch [1] coriander and cumin toasted
  • pouch [2] sesame seeds roasted

Instructions
 

Preheat the OVEN to 400°F.

  • In a BOWL, mix sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts with 2 tbsp oil, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Place all in one layer on a non-sticking BAKING SHEET.
  • Cook vegetables in the OVEN for 30-40 minutes, turning midway.

Shortly before vegetables are done:

  • Season chops with salt & pepper to taste, and Dukkah [1] spices.
  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil and fry garlic for 30 seconds over medium-low heat.
  • Add chops and fry them over medium heat until your desired doneness.

Serve

  • In a small BOWL, mix nuts with Dukkah [2] spices. Sprinkle over plated chops.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Substitute lamb with 1.25 lb chicken breast strips, filet mignon, pork chops, fish (salmon, halibut, cod), eggplant slices (1/2 inch), or seitan.
  • Substitute vegetables with potatoes and/or carrots.
  • Optional, drizzle meal with pomegranate molasses, and/or serve with hummus sprinkled with lemon.
Alternative - Quick Recipe:
Mix Dukkah spices with nuts, 2-4 tbsp olive oil, and salt to taste.
Enjoy as a dip with fresh baguette, mix it with cooked pasta, or drizzle it over baked vegetables.
Pakistani Kadhi Pakora

Pakistani Kadhi Pakora

 

Pakistani Kadhi Pakora

Pakistani Kadhi Pakora

SpiceBreeze
This recipe combines two dishes: crisp Pakora fritters and gravy-style Kadhi. Both use garbanzo bean ("chickpea") flour as the main ingredient. Though variations are included, we recommend staying original. Garbanzo bean flour has a wonderfully unique taste. Think of falafel or hummus. You can order the flour online or grind dried beans.Tip: Fry whole dried chilies in oil. Pour oil on the served Kadhi.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 1 lb chicken thighs or 2 lbs drum sticks optional *)

Fresh Produce

  • 2 large onions thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • fresh chili optional
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, parsley, or chives chopped

Dairy

  • 1 cup yogurt plain

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 1.5 cups garbanzo bean flour
  • oil
  • salt

Kadhi Pakora Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Coriander, mild chili, fenugreek, turmeric, cumin, asafoetida
  • Pouch [2] Ajwan and cumin seeds

Instructions
 

Prepare

  • In a BOWL, add yogurt, 0.5 cup of flour, and 0.5 cup of water.
  • Mix until well combined.

Kadhi

  • In a large POT, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Fry half of the onions until they turn brown.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and Kadhi Pakora [1] spices.
  • Optionally, add chilies.
  • Stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add tomatoes. Mix well.
  • Cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Add the yogurt mixture to the POT.
  • Optionally, add chicken.
  • Add 2.5-3 cups of water and salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Cook over low heat for 30 minutes or longer until chicken is done, stirring frequently.

Pakoras

  • In a BOWL, mix half of the onions, spinach, 1 cup of flour, salt to taste, and Kadhi Pakora [2] spices.
  • Mix well. Let soak for 20 minutes.
  • Add about 2-4 tbsp of water to make a thick paste.
  • In a PAN, heat 1 inch of oil over high heat.
  • Use 1 heaping tbsp of the Pakora mixture for each Pakora. Optionally, form little balls.
  • Fry on all sides until golden and crisp.

Serve

  • Serve crisp Pakoras in Kadhi.
  • Optionally, let Pakoras soak for 5 minutes in the Kadhi before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Notes/ Variations
*) Add chicken when adding the yogurt mixture and  cook until done.
▪ Substitute the yogurt mixture with this flour-water: Dissolve 2 tbsp of any flour in 1 cup of cold water.
▪ Use the Kadhi Pakora [2] spices in fritters or hash browns.