Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan set over a medium heat. Sauté the garlic for 1 minute, stirring all the time, then add the ground spices, sugar and seasoning and continue to cook for 1 minute, stirring all the time.
Add the chopped tomatoes to the saucepan, then add the chickpeas and bring the mixture to the boil over a moderate heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add the vegetable stock and cook for 15-20 minutes until the chickpeas are tender.
Remove from the heat, adjust the seasoning to taste, then stir in the spring onion and serve with spring onion on the side as a garnish.
Freezing and defrosting guidelines
In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.