Authentic Middle Eastern Breakfast (Balaleet- بلاليط)




Balaleet is a traditional dish that comes from the Middle East. Specifically, the Gulf region. It represents the cooking culture and the combination of mixing sweet flavor with spices.

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Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe you will need:

Prepare the tools: (pan, plate, basting spoon and colander)

17.6 oz (500 g) Vermicelli pasta

50.7 fl oz (1.5 L) Water

1 Tbsp Ground Cardamom

3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 Tsp Saffron

3 Tbsp Rose water

1 Cup Sugar

Step 2: Boil the Pasta for 2 Min

Boil 1.5 L water in the pan, add the pasta to the boiling water and stir the pasta to make sure that doesn’t stick together.

Step 3: Drain the Pasta

Drain the pasta very well, then put it back into the pan.

Step 4: Let’s Make It Sweet!

Add all the other ingredients (vegetable oil, saffron, sugar, rose water and cardamom), mix everything together with the pasta, cover the pan, and let it simmer on a low heat on the stove for 5 min.

Step 5: Optional Step: Add Plain Omelette on the Top of Vermicelli (Balaleet)

Cook 2 beaten eggs with salt and pepper on hot pan with vegetable oil and serve it over the vermicelli.

How to cook an omelette

Step 6: It’s Time for Breakfast


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    1 year ago

    The rose water sounds exquisite to cook with! Thanks for sharing!

    This looks really good. I am going to have to try to make this.