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Dried/cooked chickpea conversion

OakTownHound | Mar 13, 2008 09:31 AM

So here's the deal: I'm trying to make Paula Wolfert's hummus recipe - http://wednesdaychef.typepad.com/the_...

which calls for 1.5 cups dried chickpeas.

But the problem is, I'm living in Brazil at the moment, in a crappy apartment with no volume measures, so I just went out and bought a 500-gram bag of dried chickpeas and cooked the whole thing.

So I have two questions, which are really one question:

-My 500-gram bag of dried chickpeas would have been equivalent to how many cups? Anyone with dried chickpeas and a kitchen scale want to investigate this for me?

-And how much of cooked chickpeas sitting in the fridge would be equivalent to the 1.5 cups dried that Paula called for? Do chickpeas double in volume? Triple?

Oh, and most importantly, if I use lime juice instead of lemon juice (there are no lemons in Brazil as far as I can tell), will the hummus gods strike me down?

Thanks!

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