1. Bake some dried chickpeas according to the instructions found on other websites.
2. Put the baked chickpeas in a plastic bag and hit them with a wooden rolling pin. Look at your chickpeas; they look about the same as they did earlier. Look at your rolling pin; it now has small dents in it.
3.Work the chickpeas over with the family staff mixer. Some of the chickpeas now have bits chipped off of them, but the blades of the staff mixer are also starting to show small dents. Better try something else.
4. Look at old coffee grinder at second hand store. It looks more like decorative kitchenalia than anything you'd want to try to use. Decide to let someone else have it.
5. Surprise! Your parents bought you a blender. It comes with a set of hard-thing-grinding-blades that works perfectly on the chickpeas.
6. Sift the remains of the chickpeas. Put the finer powdery stuff in one container and the other stuff in another.
7. What did you want chickpea flour for again? Leave both containers in the cupboard until you're pretty sure the oils in them have gone rancid.
8. Talk this over with your mom. Find tiny bits of baked chickpea in everything she fixes for the next few days.
My blender wasn't the only good thing to come out of this, but for that we need to start the story a bit earlier:
-3. You haven't bought any dry chickpeas yet, but you do have cooked chickpeas around the house. See if you can think of a way to turn them into something flour-y.
-2. Mash up the cooked chickpeas.
-1. Bake the mashed chickpeas at low heat. Unfortunately neglect to write down the exact temperature or how long you bake them for. They turn into small crouton-type things.
0. Decide against grinding up chickpea croutons, they're pretty tasty as is.