Not the way I've been taught to make it, but it's wonderfully flavorful. I use canned garbanzo beans, because it is much faster than using the dried ones, which must soak for a bit before cooking. If you do use dried beans, follow the cooking directions for them as usual, but make sure you rinse them! Otherwise a very odd texture develops in this dip that may not be pleasant to all. Reduce amount of salt, and it's very mellow. Can be served warm with pita chips, cold with vegetables, and also as a sandwich spread the next day.