How to Cook Dried Chickpeas (Ultimate Guide)

We’re Adam and Joanne from
welcome to our kitchen. Today we’re showing you three simple methods
for cooking dried chickpeas — perfect for salads, hummus, stews and more. Two will be on the stove and the third method
calls on a slow cooker. For both stovetop methods you need to soak
the dried beans first. As they soak the beans plump up to almost
three times their size. For an overnight soak, toss the dried chickpeas
into a big bowl and cover with water. Wait 8 hours or overnight and they are ready
to cook. See how big they get? Just rinse them and move onto cooking. Or if you are in a time crunch, use the quick
soak method. It takes about an hour. Toss dried beans into a large pot, cover with
water then boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, take the pot off the heat
and cover. Let the beans soak for one hour. Now simply rinse and move onto cooking. With either soaking method, cooking them will
be the same. Add the soaked beans to a pot, cover with
several inches of water, add flavorings — like a bay leaf and garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The third method uses the slow cooker! This one is extra easy. Completely hands-off. There’s no soaking required. Add the chickpeas to the slow cooker and cover
with water. Throw in any flavorings you want cover with
the lid and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. Now you have cooked chickpeas you can use
them to make hummus, salads, stews and more. If you have extra you can store them in the
refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or freeze them! Just place them in a single layer on a baking sheet
and pat dry. Slide the baking sheet into the freezer and
wait until the beans are mostly frozen. This way they don’t stick to each other. Throw the beans into a freezer bag and store
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47 thoughts on “How to Cook Dried Chickpeas (Ultimate Guide)

  1. For the full recipe on How to Cook Dried Chickpeas with ingredient amounts and instructions, please visit our recipe page on Inspired Taste:

  2. Yummy!!Love your recipes,very tasty & original!^-^ Will be using this sometime soon,keep up the great work and please check out my cooking vids when you get the chance!

  3. SO helpful to know that you can do a quick soak. Did not know this was possible and the long soaking time has always put me off using dried chick peas. Now I am keen to use them! Great recipes and really clear video style. Thanks!

  4. I usually doak them over might and freeze them until needed. If they are cooked in a high pressure cooker they are done in ten minutes. This way I never have to buy and store tined pees.

  5. Thanks for the simple instructions. Now that I have heart issues Im looking into methods like this rather than canned since I want to control sodium, and this is the very best option.

  6. it might have been close to 10 yrs since i bought canned chick peas, i cannot think of ever doing that now, but i do prefer to cook my chick peas in the slow cooker (i just purchased a pressure cooker last year, i might have to research how to cook them that way) but i do soak the garbanzo beans overnight prior to cooking then in the slow cooker, i do like the results and not sure if i want to try skipping that method-i will think about it maybe

  7. Thank you for your help I just put my chickpeas in my slow cooker. Can't wait to have them. Making coconut curry chickpeas for Sunday dinner.

  8. Let the chickpeas sprout it taste million times better. I learnt it from an Indian. I was in India and I love their food. Non veg. To be precised. I'm not a veg.

  9. Thank you for your video! I've been buying them in a can for months, finally buy a bag of dried chickpeas & I had no clue how to prepare them! I have some soaking in frig tonight & can't wait to see how they turn out tomorrow after I cook them. I'm really excited to see how they grow in volume & compare price per serving of what I've been buying in a can! I was buying organic canned beans, but these bagged ones are not labeled organic but I'm hoping since I soak & rinse them that pesticides & herbacides will come off if any present.

  10. What I like about inspired taste is they keep it short and simple. They have really figured it out that other cooking sites are bogged down in bad presentation and useless detail that drags out the video to much longer than people have time for. Great model and I use their videos more than any other because short abd simple.

  11. Thanks so much for all your information. I LOVE hummus but since I eat it so much the price really adds up when I buy it packaged in a store! Plus, I see that some of the ingredients in commercial hummus are not that healthy. The chickpeas are not organic & some of the oils & other additives in commercial hummus are not the best.
    With all the tips you provide in your (Ultimate Guide), I can start saving money & eat healthier.
    Finally, your last tip is fabulous. Once I cook the chickpeas I can store them in a freezer for up to 3 months. I am gonna start soaking chickpeas tonight. You guys are the best!!

  12. You're the simplest kitchen I've ever seen.
    If I win the lottery I will just come to your house and give you a hood fan and a gas stove for free.

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