3-4 medium onions
1 small can tomato paste
5 tsp cumin
3 tsp turmeric
5 tsp corriander powder
1.5 tsp red pepper flakes
1.5 tsp cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick (the stick is best)
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger powder
1/4 -1/2 cup heavy cream OR 1/3-1/2 cup of sour cream, yogurt or labne
3-4 cans chick peas
1 large bunch cilantro- chopped (or 2 bunches if you're a big cilantro fan)
saute onions in olive oil till translucent in a large pot. add the spices.
add 3 -4 cans of chick peas. let simmer for a while.
add the chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste. let simmer. if its drying out add small amounts of water. when it looks well steeped and flavored, add the cream. Let simmer for about 5-8 more minutes. add the chopped cilantro. stir till it wilts.