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Chickpeas (channa) are considered to be a health food due to their low glycemic index and high fibre content. They also reduce the cardiovascular risk and keep the digestive tract healthy. But the way we cook them makes a lot of difference. Chickpeas must always be soaked well for atleast 18 to 24 hrs in lot of water to prevent bloating and to enhance the absorption of the nutrients.
Soak the chickpeas in enough water for atleast 18 to 24 hrs. To prevent them from acquiring an odour, must change the water every 6 hrs. These soaked chickpeas can be frozen and must be used up within a month else they loose the taste. whenever needed pressure cook them with very little water or boil them till soft,salt and turmeric, for 2 whistles. Pressure cooked ones turn out to be soft and mouth melting though not mushy.
2 tbsp melted ghee
4. transfer to a serving bowl and pour the ghee over to prevent looking dry.