Balila used to be part of the Lebanese Mezza offering.
There are many recipes for Balila and this one is one of my favorite as it brings fond memories of long evenings at Burj al Hamam in Baabdat and Brumana.
The main ingredient are chickpeas (garbanzo) and the usual culprits namely:
EVOO - S&P - Garlic - Pine nuts - Cumin and the secret spice is Cinnamon.
This dish needs a healthy quantity of EVOO and you have to be very very generous with the Black Pepper and of course Cinnamon.
You should have always a back taste of Cinnamon for the finished plate.
Mise en place
Edited by Nicolai, 19 July 2013 - 12:21 PM.