* I soaked dry chickpea overnight. Then cooked until just cooked. You can also use canned chickpeas. Darin all the liquids and measure.
** I blanched roughly 4 tomatoes. You can substitute it with canned tomatoes.
*** You can also add red bell peppers to the stew. Adjust the spices as per your preference.
**** You can cook on low for up to 8 hours. TO quicken the cooking process add warm stock.