About this Custom Cook
If you enjoy chickpeas/garbanzo beans, you will really enjoy this cook. So much better than canned and so easy to prepare with your Brava! Really, really delicious! MUCH less expensive too!
1/3 cup dry organic "sprouted" chickpeas
1/3 cup dry "regular" organic chickpeas
Sprouted chickpeas have improved nutritional health benefits, prep time is a bit less and soaking time is also less. Cook time is also shorter.
1/3 cup filtered water (for sprouted chickpeas)
1/2 cup filtered water for regular, (for non-sprouted chickpeas)
(IMPORTANT: time adjustment slider MUST be used
with regular (non-sprouted) chickpeas. Instructions for
this extra step are included below. You MUST add 15% cook
time adjustment prior to starting the cook.
Brava made ghee (preferred) or store bought ghee
(Optional) Ground pepper
(Optional BUT VERY, VERY HIGHLY recommended)
1/2 tablespoon of healthy Nutritional Yeast Flakes
(adds a really nice mild flavor and most importantly improves the nutritional benefits)
I prefer my chickpeas on the firm side and I have designed this cook to fully cook them but keep them firm. If you like yours softer, after the cook completes add 1/4 cup of additional water and simply bake in your Brava at 350° for an additional 1/2 hour and then check their doneness again. Repeat as necessary until they are as desired.
>>>For organic sprouted dry chickpeas>>>
Place 1/3rd of a cup of organic sprouted dry chickpeas in a 16 ounce or larger jar. Add filtered water to fill the jar. Allow to soak overnight in your refrigerator (or 12 hours). The chickpeas will double in size and you should end up with about 2/3rds of a cup of chickpeas which is plenty for a delicious side dish to any meal.
Once soaking is complete, drain the chickpeas and rinse them a couple of times. Put them back in your refrigerator without added water until you are ready to cook them.
The chickpeas will double in size during the soaking process and you should end up with about 2/3rds of a cup of chickpeas which is plenty for a delicious side dish for several people added to any meal.
>>>For organic REGULAR non-sprouted dry chickpeas>>>
(VERY IMPORTANT: time adjustment slider MUST be used with this option - add 15% BEFORE starting the cook. Instructions for this are included below.)
These will need to soak for 48 hours before cooking them and should be rinsed at least a couple of times during this time period although I recommend 4 rinses for best results.
Place 1/3rd of a cup of organic non-sprouted dry chickpeas in a 16 ounce (or larger) jar.
Add filtered water to fill the jar.
Allow them to soak in your refrigerator for about 12 hours. Then strain the chickpeas and rinse a couple of times with fresh filtered water. Then refill the jar with filtered water and return your jar to the refrigerator.
Repeat these steps 3 more times, so you end up rinsing them a total of 4 times and soaking them for 48 hours.
Once soaking is complete, drain the chickpeas, rinse them a couple of times then place them back in your refrigerator without added water until you are ready to cook them.
The chickpeas will double in size and you should end up with about 2/3rds of a cup of chickpeas which is plenty for a delicious side dish for several people added to any meal.
WHEN READY TO COOK:
Add the chickpeas to your chef's pan.
Add 1/3rd cup of filtered water for sprouted chickpeas.
Add 1/2 cup of filtered water for REGULAR (non-sprouted) chickpeas.
Add 3-5 tablespoons of Brava made ghee (the actual amount does not matter). Commercial ghee can be used as well but Brava ghee tastes a bit better.
Add pepper if desired.
>>optional but HIGHLY recommended<<
Add 1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes.
(this adds a really nice mild flavor to the chickpeas and I highly recommend it!)
Gently stir with a wooden or plastic spoon.
Cover the chef's pan and insert it into the Brava.
IMPORTANT >>>For organic REGULAR dry chickpeas ONLY>>>
(The time adjustment slider MUST be used with regular (non sprouted) chickpeas BEFORE starting the cook. - add 15%) )