dukkah

noun
duk·​kah | \ ˈdü-kə How to pronounce dukkah (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dukka

Definition of dukkah

: an Egyptian condiment that is typically made of ground nuts, seeds, spices, and herbs and that is used especially as a dip or topping Traditionally, you put the spiced and pulverized nut mix called dukkah in a bowl next to a bowl of olive oil, and use it for dunking bread (first in the oil, then in the dukkah). But it's also brilliant and surprising as a garnish for cool summer soups and grilled meats and fish.— Melissa Clark Add intoxicating flavor to the simplest foods by sprinkling on a global spice blend you make yourself. Our new favorite is dukkah—an aromatic Egyptian mix of hazelnuts and spices.— Joe Yonan Slice pitas into triangles, and serve with dukka and olive oil.— Fiona Kennedy

First Known Use of dukkah

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Dukkah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dukkah. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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