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Should chickpeas still have some "bite" after cooking them or have I done it wrong?

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lolalotta Mon 19-Sep-11 20:44:18

So I used chickpeas for the first time tonight in a tomato and chickpea bake www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10766/tomato-and-chickpea-bake, they were much firmer than other pulses I have used before and had a bit of "bite" to them which I wasn't expecting. Does this sound right or have I done something wrong???

thisisyesterday Mon 19-Sep-11 20:46:06

yeah they don't go really soft like other pulses

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 20-Sep-11 09:11:26

If you were cooking them from dried, they usually come out slightly firmer than the texture of a baked bean. You should be able to bite through and meet very little resistance. Canned ones are softer.

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