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Help! I cannot make anything with chickpeas to save my life

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Help! I cannot make anything with chickpeas to save my life

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DCLindsey | | Sep 30, 2011 05:52 AM

Last night was episode 5+ in my inability to make recipies with chickpeas. I made the spicy carrot and chickpea tangine in this thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/650248

Also, have made channa masala, using Smitten Kitchen's recipe. I have been using canned chickpeas.

Long story short- its just not good. In fact, we threw out the tangine last night for being that bad - just totally flavorless and the chickpeas were hard and mealy.

What I am doing wrong? I follow the recipe, and usually cook it longer to try and soften the chickpeas. Once or twice I have made a successful channa masala but that it is.

Do I go to dried? I just bought some but haven't tried it yet. Based on this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/356029 it isn't looking good for me! :)

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