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How to Boil Chickpeas

June 3rd, 2017 in Tips, Advices & How-to by
Total cooking time: 12h
How to Boil Chickpeas

If you don’t want to use canned beans in your recipe and prefer to cook chickpeas or garbanzo beans yourself, here are pretty easy to follow step-by-step instructions for how to boil them from scratch.

The trick is to soak beans for at least of 10 hours before cooking.

Make sure that beans don’t boil to hard, very light simmering is enough. Cook beans until desired tenderness (45 mins to an hour).

Use cooked beans right away, or freeze for later. You may also preserve some water the beans are cooking in for further use.


Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Prepare beans, clean them if needed:
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step 1
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step 1
  2. Pour chickpeas into a pot, fill the pot with at least 4 times more water than amount of chickpeas, cover with a lid and set pot aside for 10-12 hours:
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step 2
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step 2
  3. Drain water, rinse chickpeas:
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step 3
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step 3
  4. Fill pot with water again, put on heat, bring to simmer and cook until desired tenderness (45 mins – 1h), then drain and use:
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step
    How to Boil Chickpeas: Step 4

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