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This has really good flavour but would be too spicy if I added the cayenne too so I just omitted it as it was already in Gulf Spices (Ibzar) which I used and even that I cut down the cayenne quite a bit. I think I added extra chickpeas because mine for which I blended 3/4's was lighter in colour than mikekey's picture. I added a bit extra fresh cilantro as we love it. I would make this again, maybe not pureeing it at all.
This is a very good soup! It has great flavors and quite a kick. I used 1 can of garbanzo beans, about 2 cups of homemade stock, 1 onion, and added 2 cloves of garlic. It looked so beautiful, I couldn't bring myself to puree it! It would be great with a little brown rice in it too. If serving this as an entree, will feed 2-3.
This really hit the spot, since we were both suffering from colds. What a nice blend of flavors. I used Engrossed's Gulf Spices (Ibzar). I also did the "quick" method with canned chickpeas.