1 cup dried chick peas
4 cloves garlic
A pinch of ground cumin seeds
White/black pepper and salt to taste
Juice of 3 lemons
Rinse chick peas and pick over if there are any bad ones. Cover with water and soak the chick peas over night. Cook until soft, for about ½ hour. Let cool. In food processor place garlic and pulse to chop. Pour in lemon juice, cumin, pepper and salt and process for 10 seconds. add chick peas a little at a time with a little cooking liquid-keep the food processor going until all the chick peas added. Adjust the flavors- more lemon and salt if needed.