Boiling is the most common way to cook chickpeas. Pour dried chickpeas into a large saucepan or stockpot and cover them with about 3-4 inches (7.6-10 cm) of cold water. Stir in 1 tbsp (15 mL) of baking soda. Then, cover the pot with a lid or clean dish towel and let the chickpeas soak overnight. Since the peas will absorb a lot of water, check on them after a few hours and add more water if the level starts to drop too low. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then transfer them to a clean pot and fill it with enough water to cover the peas. Add about ¼ teaspoon (1.4 g) of salt for every 2 qt (2 L) of water you use. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat, then turn the heat down to medium-low and let the peas simmer for 1-2 hours until they are soft. Drain the peas and rinse them under running water for 30 to 60 seconds. Season the peas to taste and serve them as a side dish, or incorporate them into your favorite recipe that calls for chickpeas. For tips on how to cook chickpeas in a slow cooker, read on!
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