* 1 cup dried chickpeas, picked over, washed and drained * 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped * 1 medium boiling potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch / 2.5 centimeters dice * 1 good sized potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch / 2.5 centimeters dice * 2 cups cabbage, cut into 1/2 inch / 2.5 centimeters squares * 3/4 cup chopped fresh dill, firmly packed * 2 teaspoons tomato paste * 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste * Freshly ground black pepper
Soak the chickpeas in 4 cups of water for 12 hours. Drain and rinse thoroughly. Put the chickpeas, onion and 4 cups water into a 3 1/2 liters (3 1/2 quart) pot and bring to a boil. Cover partially, turn heat to low and simmer gently for 1 hour.
Add the potato, tomato, cabbage, dill, tomato paste, salt and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Cover, turn the heat very low and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Add the black pepper and mix.