a traditional dish of the Balkan peninsula, and generally known as Greek. There are many variations, but all are layered casseroles of vegetables and ground meat. A good example is a combination of eggplant with tomatoes and lamb.
Moussaka -pronouced mu-sa-kÎ¬ (; ; ; South Slavic: Ð¼ÑƒÑÐ°ÐºÐ°/â€‹musaka; ; musaqqaa) is a traditional eggplant (aubergine)-based dish in the Balkans and the Middle East, but most closely associated with Greece and Turkey. The word moussaka is from the Arabic musaqqaÊ¿a "chilled"http://www.bartleby.com/61/roots/S347.html, but came into English via Greek. The Greek version, which is the best-known outside the region, consists of layers of ground (minced) lamb or beef, sliced eggplant, and tomato, topped with a white sauce and baked.