590- Tayb O’hari Chickpeas / حمص طايب وهاري

Ingredients

1 cup dried chickpeas (200 grams / 7 oz.)
1 teaspoon salt
3 large bay leaf
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

1- Place the dried chickpeas in a large bowl, cover with cold water and soak overnight.
2- Once the chickpeas are soft and doubled in size, drain from soaking water and rinse with fresh water.
3- Place the chickpeas in a large pot, cover them with water, and add salt and bay leaves.
4- Place the pot over medium-high heat, cover it, and cook until the water starts boiling.
5- Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for 60-90 minutes until the chickpeas become soft. Stir the chickpeas with a spoon from time to time and add water if necessary.
6- Once the chickpeas are done, drain them from the cooking water.
7- Place the chickpeas in a bowl and add the spices: ground cumin, ground paprika, and chili powder. Mix until the chickpeas are well coated. Taste and adjust the spices accordingly. Serve hot in bowls or fun paper cones.