Stove top cooking dried chickpeas
How long your chickpeas will take to cook will depend on how long they have been dried and stored for.
- Soak the chickpeas overnight.
- Drain your soaked chickpeas and tip them into a pan.
- Add cold water until you have twice the volume of the chickpeas.
- Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer the chickpeas for 45 mins (if you are going to cook them further in another dish) or up to 1 hour. Taste to see if they are tender. If not, continue cooking, checking the tenderness every 10 mins. Drain.
If you want to cook a whole bag at a time and freeze them in batches then cool them first. They will freeze for up to a month or keep in the fridge for up to three days.
Ingredients: Chickpeas or Garbanzo. As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, chickpeas may offer various health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.
Chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.