Last night was episode 5+ in my inability to make recipies with chickpeas. I made the spicy carrot and chickpea tangine in this thread:
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! :)