1/2 kilo of chick-peas
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 cup of oil
1 tablespoonful of baking soda
Put the peas into water to soak overnight. Then strain them and put them in a bowl, mixing them well with the soda. Allow them to stand in the soda for about 1 hour, then wash them several times with plenty of running water to remove the soda. Put the peas in a saucepan with plenty of water and boil. When they come to boil, remove the scum which has formed on the surface and add the onion, the oil and the salt and pepper. Continue to boil till tender and soft.
"The traditional Greek cookery book", Nisiza Karela