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Chickpea Soup
/ Cuisine: Iraq

Ingredients

Qty unit Ingredient
1 cup
9 cups
2 tablespoons
2 medium
4 cloves
1/2 cup
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 cup

Directions:

Soak the Chickpeas in the 9 cups of water overnight.

The next day, in a saucepan, bring chickpeas and their soaking water to a boil and cook over medium heat for 1 1/2 hours.

In a separate pan, add the butter, onions and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until the onions turn translucent and the garlic begins to brown. Add the chopped cilantro and sauté for a few minutes longer.

Transfer the onion garlic mixture to the chickpea saucepan. Add salt, pepper, dry mustard and cayenne pepper.

Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until the chickpeas are tender.

Taste before serving and add more seasoning if needed.

Keldon C. | January 2nd, 2022

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