1. drain chick peas set aside.2. crack cardamom pods. Peel the shell to release the seeds and collect in a mortar and pestle, crush seeds.3. in medium pot set over medium-high heat. Heat oil until it begins to shimmer. add onion and saute for 8 to 10 minutes until soft and starting to brown. stir in the garlic saute a couple of seconds reduce heat to medium add tomato paste. Add cardamom and all remaining ingredients and saute for 1 or 2 minutes 4. Add the chick pea's and 1/2 cup of water. Heat mixture stirring occasionally to blend flavors. serve warm. reheats well.