|Alternative names||Musabbaha, mashausha|
|Place of origin||Levant|
|Main ingredients||Chickpeas, cumin, parsley, lemon juice|
|Cookbook: Msabbaha Media: Msabbaha|
The base of the dish is balila: warm cooked chickpeas in their own water with a little added cumin, chopped parsley and lemon juice. Pine nuts fried in olive oil or samneh (clarified butter) are sometimes poured over the balila. Other ingredients include tahini and minced garlic.
A variation of msabbaha popular in Damascus today serves chickpeas and tahina with melted butter, pomegranate or lemon juice, and pistachios or pine nuts. In Israeli restaurant, it is known as masabacha or mashawsha and is served with warm with side dishes such as mushroom, aubergine based dishes and often served with a hot sauce condiment. It is sold prepackaged and is considered a gourmet version of hummus by Israelis.
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- James Grehan (2007). Everyday life & consumer culture in 18th-century Damascus. University of Washington Press. p. 107. ISBN 9780295801636.
- Haim Handworker (May 12, 2004). זה לא סתם חומוס, זה הומוס [This isn't just hummus, this is hummus]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2008-03-07.