Bahrain – Zalabia / Zalbia

Bahrain has a mixture of cultures from Arabic, Indian, Persian, Balochi, and European. This dish is a dessert or sweet dish and is very unique in taste and shape. The name Zalbia comes from the BEJA, TUNISIA, a city known as ZLABA. Tunisia people claimed that Abdurrahman Ibnou Nafaâ Ziriab, an Iranian Musician originated the dish and introduced to them. JALEBI is an Indian or Pakistani name for this same dish.