Precooking Chickpeas

Garbanzo Beans

Preparation info
  • For

    6 to 8

    people: 2 cups
    • Difficulty


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By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

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  • 1 pound (500 g) dried chickpeas, preferably organic
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


Soak the chickpeas in a large bowl, adding enough cold water to cover them by about 4 inches (10 cm). Let soak for 10 to 12 hours or overnight.

The next morning, rinse the chickpeas under cold water, place them in a large pot, and add water to cover by about 4 inches (10 cm). Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cook for 10 minutes, drain in a colander, and rinse well under warm runni