Having some cooked chickpeas at home is having some splendid allies when we talk about legumes for cook quickly and easily without having to think about long cooking times.
In this case we are going to explain a recipe that has no science: how to cook chickpeas in an express pot, a preparation that has little mystery and that will later allow you to make a lot of different dishes, just as it happens with other legumes such as kidney beans or lentils.
The key, beyond the previous soaking, It is in knowing how to manage the times of the pressure cooker well so that the chickpeas are tender —not soft— and do not break or crack.
From there, you can decide at your choice the chickpea recipes that most convince you. The only thing, as a recommendation, is that if you soak the chickpeas in summer it is better to do it in the fridge so they don’t ferment.
Wash the chickpeas in cold water and soak the chickpeas in new cold water (if it is summer, it is better to leave it in the fridge) for eight hours.
Once soaked We put the chickpeas in the pressure cooker and cover with the soaking water and a little salt.
We carry strong fire until the pressure valve popsthen we lower the fire to the level where the valve still has pressure.
If the pressure cooker has two pressure settings put in the first position and let cook 20 minutes.
After that time we put out the fire and let the valve release all the pressure inside, with the valve open, remove the lid from the pressure cooker.
Monix Quick – 6 Liter Rapid Pressure Cooker, Size 22 cm, Color Silver (Braisogona_M560002)
How to use cooked chickpeas in a pressure cooker
In this case, we can use these chickpeas in recipes as simple as the classic chickpea hummus or, once they are cooled, make a salad, like this chickpea salad, in addition to being able to use them to accompany them with rice or pastaturn them into chickpea cream or puree, or make them a side dish, whether they are sautéed or fried chickpeas.
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