Heat a heavy-bottom saucepan over a medium flame. Add oil and onion, cook until translucent. Add cardamom, coriander, cumin, and turmeric, stir for 1 minute. Add jalapenos, tomatoes, and chickpeas; simmer for 20 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste. Add lime juice and cilantro. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Copyright 2000 Cheryl Smith