How To Prepare Dried Chickpeas

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Photography by Mark O’Meara

Chickpeas cooked from scratch tend to be firmer in texture and are a fraction of the cost of canned. Here’s how to prepare chickpeas.

Step 1: Place the chickpeas in a large bowl. Pour over enough cold water to cover completely. Set aside overnight to soak.

Step 2: After soaking, transfer the chickpeas to a colander to drain. Remove and discard any discoloured chickpeas.

Step 3: To cook, place the drained chickpeas in a saucepan and cover with plenty of fresh cold water. Simmer until plump and tender.

Australian Good Taste – June 2008 , Page 119

Alison Adams 

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