Balila – Cumin Chickpeas.

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August 13th, 2010

This chickpea and cumin dish is delicious as a side or in a wrap with felafal, great when you are having a feast of lebanese food.

Makes a small bowl


  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas (or 1 tin of chickpeas drained)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaf
  • Olive oil


In hot frypan add the pine nuts and toast for a minute until they are lightly browned. While the pine nuts are toasting mince the garlic.

Add a little olive oil (about a teaspoon) to the frypan then the chickpeas, cumin and garlic. Cook for a minute, mix in the chopped parsley leaf and serve.