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chickpea condiment at the food cart?

mease May 12, 2009 12:58 PM

i tried a new gyro cart today (by 6th/ w. 4th) and was surprised when they offered to add a condiment to my usual gyro rice platter.
does anyone know what this is called?
it was a sort of thick gravy made of buttery soft chickpeas that melt in your mouth. the gravy was yellowish brown and contained a few cumin seeds.
i know there are variations on this, esp of the indian variety, but was wondering if this was a specific middle eastern dish?
am dying to recreate this at home, but am coming up short due to lack of a name and only a vague clue as to its ingredients....