Spicy, Smoky Chickpeas

AuthorAnn Gaffney
RatingDifficultyBeginner

When I cook dried chickpeas from scratch, these Spicy, Smoky Chickpeas are my fave. I know, why bother cooking dried chickpeas when using canned is so easy. This is true but with a little planning for the soak, they can be cooked in about an hour, plus unlike commercial canned beans, their broth can be used as a delicious addition to soups and stews, especially useful in vegan and vegetarian cooking.

Smoky Spicy Chickpeas
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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time50 mins
 2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in 4 cups water
 1 shallot, peeled
 1 bayleaf
 1 whole dried chipotle pepper
1

Rinse the soaked chickpeas in cold water. Put into a medium sized pot with the shallot, bay leaf, and dried chipotle pepper. Add water to cover by about 1 inch.

2

Place pot on stove over a medium-high flame and bring to a boil. Cover. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook at a low simmer until the chickpeas are soft, about 45 minutes depending on the age of the peas. In any event check them for doneness after 40 minutes. They should be just soft but not mushy, with a little bite left in them. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and let steep in their liquor until cooled. Discard the bayleaf, chipotle and shallot before using. Makes about 4 cups chickpeas.

Rinse the soaked chickpeas in cold water. Put into a medium sized pot with the shallot, bay leaf, and dried chipotle pepper. Add water to cover by about 1 inch.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Servings 8

 

Ingredients

 2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in 4 cups water
 1 shallot, peeled
 1 bayleaf
 1 whole dried chipotle pepper

Directions

1

Rinse the soaked chickpeas in cold water. Put into a medium sized pot with the shallot, bay leaf, and dried chipotle pepper. Add water to cover by about 1 inch.

2

Place pot on stove over a medium-high flame and bring to a boil. Cover. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook at a low simmer until the chickpeas are soft, about 45 minutes depending on the age of the peas. In any event check them for doneness after 40 minutes. They should be just soft but not mushy, with a little bite left in them. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and let steep in their liquor until cooled. Discard the bayleaf, chipotle and shallot before using. Makes about 4 cups chickpeas.

Spicy, Smoky Chickpeas

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