Have been wanting to cook chickpeas instead of using canned for some time, They taste fresher and it saves you $$ Finally I decided to soak overnight, started with 1 c chickpeas:3 c water, no salt
This forced me to cook them in my instapot the next day, it was so easy. I don’t know why I procrastinated. I rinsed them, put them in the instapot with the same water ratio and pressure cooked for 20 minutes.
Don’t they look great! And they smelled so yummy, I snacked on some right there! I thought that I had cooked way too much but didn’t realize that I would use them up so quickly!
Have wanted to make roasted chickpeas as a healthy snack for some time. Found the perfect recipe: 2 cups chickpeas, 2 T vinegar, 1 T olive oil, 1 tsp dijon mustard, supposed to have 1 pinch salt, I made mine unsalted. Placed in a pre-heated 400 F degree oven on a cookie sheet, no greasing. The recipe suggests baking for 1 hr, tossing them every 10 min. I was far too impatient for this and tossed them every 15 min but by 30 min, they looked roasted and I took them out.
They tasted great, but some of them were not crisp and slightly soft so I put them in the oven for longer, next time I would check them more often and take the browned chickpeas out as they cook unevenly in my oven.. Was very pleased with the flavour and will do this again.
I was on a roll and proceeded to make a chicken chili adding 2 cups chickpeas, fortunately that was exactly the amount I had left over.. So I was able to cook an entree with the remaining chickpeas depriving myself of the opportunity to refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze in 2 cup portions.
I won’t tell you the recipe because it became a truly signature dish using my favourite allium vegetables. Perhaps it was a bit spicy; for my partner but just perfect for me. Here’s a photo of that meal!
So don’t hesitate, save yourself some $$ and cook your own chickpeas!