1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and next 7 ingredients; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add 1 1/2 cups water, tomato paste, chickpeas, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and juice.
Bottled minced garlic is a time-saver in the kitchen, but if you have the time, mince your own from fresh garlic cloves for a fresher flavor. One small clove will yield about 1 teaspoon of minced.