Chickpeas are legumes that are cooked just like all other legumes. To enjoy them fully, without experiencing unpleasant gasses or bloating, it's best to soak them first.
Leave the soaked chickpeas to sit in the water for at least 12 hours, then rinse and strain them very well. Transfer them to an oven dish, pour in water and cook about 40 min. on low heat with a lid or 20 min. in a pressure cooker.
Then, you can easily cook up a very delicious chickpea and vegetable stew or chickpea cream.
Chickpeas are considered one of the best vegetarian foods and foods to enjoy while fasting.