Preparation / Directions:
1 Soak the chick peas overnight then boil, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours.
2 Mix the onions and spices together in a small bowl. Using a non-stick pan, then fry in the oil until the onions are brown (5 to 10 minutes).
3 Thoroughly mix the fried onion, cooked chick peas, lemon juice, parsley, and mint in a medium size bowl.
4 On medium-high heat, fry everything until the chick peas start to soften (about 10 minutes). Cover, and set the heat on very low for 15 to 20 minutes.
5 Serve hot or cold. Great for picnics!
** Variations ** Add one more diced onion. Use olive, sesame, or safflower oil instead of peanut.